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Gender Differences in Resistance to Schooling: The Role of Dynamic Peer-Influence and Selection Processes

for Scientific Research (NWO) grant to Frank van Tubergen as principal investigator. Jan O. Jonsson acknowledges support from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE ... research. Jan O. Jonsson is Professor at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. His research interests include social mobility and the class structure, educational inequality, poverty, family

Social Exclusion among Peers: The Role of Immigrant Status and Classroom Immigrant Density

Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Sweden. Her research interests include social relationships and social integration in relation to adolescent well-being and positive development. Jan O ... . Jonsson is Official Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, Professor of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, and affiliated with Institute for Futures Studies. Among his research interests

Poverty trends during two recessions and two recoveries: lessons from Sweden 1991–2013

We study cross-sectional and long-term poverty in Sweden over a period spanning two recessions, and discuss changes in the policy context. We find large increases in absolute poverty and deprivation during the 1990’s recession but much smaller increases in 2008-2010. While increases in non-employment contributed to increasing poverty in the 1990’s, the temporary poverty increase...

Trends in Child Poverty in Sweden: Parental and Child Reports

We use several family-based indicators of household poverty as well as child-reported economic resources and problems to unravel child poverty trends in Sweden. Our results show that absolute (bread-line) household income poverty, as well as economic deprivation, increased with the recession 1991–96, then reduced and has remained largely unchanged since 2006. Relative income...

The Social Consequences of Poverty: An Empirical Test on Longitudinal Data

Poverty is commonly defined as a lack of economic resources that has negative social consequences, but surprisingly little is known about the importance of economic hardship for social outcomes. This article offers an empirical investigation into this issue. We apply panel data methods on longitudinal data from the Swedish Level-of-Living Survey 2000 and 2010 (n = 3089) to study...

Child Well-Being and Intergenerational Inequality

Jan O. Jonsson During recent decades the research into children's well-being, in a broad sense, has developed into a mature research field with conferences, wide networks, and also a new Journal ... Thomson and Jan O. Jonsson, both of Stockholm University. The conference was held in Vadstena, Sweden, June 913 2008, funded by European Science Foundation (ESF) in collaboration with Linkping University