I have a three ongoing research projects:
Mozart with Mom? Family Background, Cultural Participation, and Social Inequality
This project is funded by the Velux Foundations and focuses on the impact of family background on cultural participation and inequality. Among other things, we collect new data on cultural participation and preferences among identical and fraternal twins to analyze the impact of genes and environments. The research team consists of Stine Møllegaard, Ea Hoppe Blaabæk and me. The project runs from 2018 to 2021.
Learning Environments in Danish Families
This project is funded by the A.P. Møllerske Støttefond and seeks to map learning environments in Danish families and to understand their implications for children's cognitive and social development. The research team consists of Jens Peter Thomsen, Katrine Syppli Kohl and me. The project uses mixed methods and runs from 2017 to 2021.We have published one report that maps variation in learning environments in Danish families (get it here)
Inequality, early adult life courses and economic outcomes at mid-life in comparative perspective (EQUALLIVES)
This comparative project is funded by NORFACE and focuses on dynamics of inequality over the life course. Among other things, we identify typical life courses from age 20-40 with regard to education, marriage, and labor market outcomes in five countries (Germany, Great Britain, Finland, the Netherlands and Denmark) and analyze cross-national differences in these life courses. The project is headed by Susan Harkness, and the national PIs include Anette Fasang, Jani Erola, Thomas Leopold and me.
Recently completed projects:
Understanding Intergenerational Transmissions: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach
This project was a Starting Grant financed by the European Research Council (ERC). It draws on theory and methods from sociology and economics to develop a new approach to analyzing intergenerational transmissions. The UNITRAN project ran from 2013 to 2018 and has its own web site here.
Religion, Social Mobility, and Preferences for Redistribution
This project was funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences and explores the effect of religion and experiences of social mobility on individual preferences for redistribution. The research team consists of Achim Goerres and me and the project ran from 2015 to 2017 (but, as always, papers remain to be completed).