Elina Kilpi-Jakonen profile picture
Assistant Professor, INVEST flagship
Academy Research Fellow, Sociology


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Areas of expertise

social inequality
children of immigrants
intergenerational inequality
quantitative methods


I'm an Assistant Professor of Sociology (tenure track), Academy Research Fellow and the scientific programme coordinator of the NORFACE-funded DIAL programme (Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course). I'm located at the Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State (INVEST) Flagship.I've previously worked on the ERC-funded INDIRECT-project (Intergenerational Cumulative Disadvantage and Resource Compensation), which examines processes of intergenerational social inequality and how lost family resources are compensated by other or other’s resources. 
I've also worked as a postdoc at the University of Turku, the European University Institute (Italy), University of Bamberg (Germany) and University of Oxford (UK). I defended my doctoral thesis at the university of Oxford on the education of children of immigrants.


I generally teach courses related to advanced quantitative methods and social inequality.


My research focuses on social inequalities in education and the labour market, in particular those related to ethnicity, gender and social origin. I use mostly quantitative methods in my research.


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Conditions and Consequences of Unequal Educational Opportunities in the Life Course: Results from the Cross-National Comparative eduLIFE Project Bedingungen und Konsequenzen ungleicher Bildungschancen im Lebenslauf: Ergebnisse aus dem international vergleichenden eduLIFE-Projekt (2019)

Kolner zeitschrift fur soziologie und sozialpsychologie
Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Nevena Kulic, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Daniela Vono de Vilhena, Sandra Buchholz
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)