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Welcome to my website. I am Professor of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen.


My research revolves around social stratification and mobility, cultural lifestyles, and applied econometrics. I have published in peer-reviewed journals such as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Social Forces.


I'm interested in understanding patterns of social mobility, the learning environments we provide for our children, why people adopt different cultural lifestyles, and how historical factors shape inequality. To address these issues, I collect survey data (e.g., on identical and fraternal twins) and analyze data from administrative registers (e.g, on the library takeout of the entire population of Denmark). I also run survey experiments to test causal hypotheses, for example that having a "highbrow" lifestyles makes others think you're smart and likeable. 


I am a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and was awarded the EliteForsk award in 2020. I was a member of the Independent Research Fund Denmark in the period 2015-2020. At my department, I'm currently Coordinator for External Funding.


Most importantly, I am a proud father of two. In my spare time, I enjoy analog photography, music, and a good run. Please feel free to contact me if you're interested in my work. My Twitter handle is @MadsJaeger