Current projects

Educational Reforms and the Development of Social Mobility in Sweden during the 20th Century

It is well-known that people's family background plays a role for socioeconomic outcomes for adults. The importance of family background for the socioeconomic outcomes of individuals has decreased substantially in Sweden during the 20th century. In this time period, there were several educational reforms, with different content and at different levels of the Swedish school system. The purpose of this project is to investigate the extent to which these educational reforms contributed to the reduced importance of family background for socioeconomic outcomes.

Project director: Therese Nilsson
Project participants:  Martin Fischer, Gawain Heckley, Therese Nilsson
Sponsor: The Swedish Research Council

International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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