For prospective students
I welcome PhD 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 PhD proposals on a wider range of questions related to the above mentioned (and other) general themes.
Doctoral students at the EUI:
Ariane Aumaitre (co-supervised with Anton Hemerijck) ("Revisiting the Welfare State: The Micro Foundations of the Post-industrial Social Contract")
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")
Julie Fournier ("The impact of migration legal categories on the economic assimilation of immigrants in France, Germany and Spain")
Inés Gil Torras ("Historical family systems legacy on interpersonal violence")
Gaia Ghirardi (co-supervised with Fabrizio Bernardi) ("Unpacking the environment: how gene-environment interplay in shaping early social inequalities")
Ezgi Guler ("Juggling between Income and Safety. Coping Strategies of Sex Worker Trans Women against Everyday Threats")
Juho Hänninen ("The Grown-ups Are Alright? Youth Culture Participation and the Life Course in Finland, Sweden and Great Britain")
Marion Kogler ("Educational inequalities in health over the life course: What is the role of education systems?")
Lotta Lintunen ("Academic ability and peer networks as protective factors in tackling the intergenerational inequality")
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")
Marco Santacroce ("Birth Order, Gender, and Ethnicity: Examining Educational Inequalities Between Siblings")
Jos Van Leeuwen ("Mental Health in Modern European Society: Age, Period, and Cohort Trends in Mental Health in Various European Countries")
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 (Stockholm), Margarita Chudnovskaya (Stockholm), Kathrin Morosow (Stockholm), Martin Kolk (Stockholm, co-supervisor), Olof Östergren (Stockholm, co-supervisor), Linus Andersson Rydell (Stockholm, co-supervisor), Ilari Ilmakunnas (Turku, co-supervisor), Anna Erika Hägglund (Leibniz Universität Hannover, co-supervisor), Martin Jonsson (Karolinska Institutet, co-supervisor)
Ongoing (currently as co-supervisor): Sanni Kotimäki, Turku; Eva-Lisa Palmtag, Stockholm; Elviira Porthan, Turku