For prospective students
I welcome Ph.D. proposals dealing broadly with life course research, family demography, social stratification, and health. Methodologically, I am best prepared to supervise studies using quantitative data and methods (such as event history and other demographic methods, multilevel models, growth curves, panel data, and causal designs), but I also welcome proposals for qualitative studies.
Examples of my current interests include:
- The growing stratification on family forms and behaviours (e.g., divorce, family formation, single parenthood). For representative works, see my paper with Jaap Dronkers, and some more recent and ongoing work.
- The effects of family dynamics (divorce and separation, childbearing, etc.) on adults and their children. See our recent review paper.
- Social disparities in health and its consequences. I have studied the effects of prenatal health, gender health gaps, and social disparities in smoking in pregnancy.
- The formation of inequalities in employment, occupational attainment, and income over the life course.
- Social mobility and intergenerational transmission processes.
These are merely examples, and I look forward to reading Ph.D. proposals on a wider range of questions related to the above mentioned (and other) general themes.
Doctoral students at the EUI:
Claudia Brunori ("Immigrants and the labour market: selectivity, trajectories and the role of policies")
Giuseppe Ciccolini ("Varieties of citizenship: youth unemployment, welfare and political participation")
Inés Gil Torras ("Historical family systems legacy on interpersonal violence")
Annika Hanna Maaria Lehmus-Sun ("Know Thyself and Become What You Are: Eudaimonic Wellbeing in Europe, in The United Kingdom and in The United States")
Hilde Orderund ("Health Inequality in Countries Affected by Earthquakes or Storms: A cross-national study")
Chiara Puglisi ("Assessing the impact of female empowerment in the fight against child mortality: comparative analysis in a global setting")
Diana Rafailova ("The Impact of Political Regimes on Student Achievement: A Cross-National Comparison of PISA Scores from 2000-2015")
Linda Vecgaile ("It is she who will foster the economic growth: impact of female labour participation and birth postponement on total labour productivity")
Doctoral students elsewhere:
Completed: Johan Dahlberg, Margarita Chudnovskaya, Martin Kolk (co-supervisor), Olof Östergren (co-supervisor), Linus Andersson Rydell (co-supervisor), Ilari Ilmakunnas (co-supervisor), Anna Erika Hägglund (Leibniz Universität Hannover, co-supervisor)
Ongoing (currently as co-supervisor): Kathrin Morosow, Stockholm; Sanni Kotimäki, Turku; Eva-Lisa Palmtag, Stockholm; Martin Jonsson, Karolinska Institute; Elviira Porthan, Turku