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Professor, Sociology


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Professor of Sociology


Jani Erola is Professor of Sociology at the University of Turku. He is also PI of ERC Consolidator Grant Project "Intergenerational Cumulative Disadvantage and Resource Compensation (INDIRECT)", the editor of Acta Sociologica and the president of the Westermarck Society, the Finnish sociological association. His research interests include social class and stratification, family formation, intergenerational social mobility, sociological research methods, welfare state attitudes and social scientific publication patterns. His publications on these topics have appeared in major social scientific journals such as Social Science Research, Social Forces, European Sociological Review, Sociology, Acta Sociologica, Journal European Social Policy and Demography. According to Prof. Erola, he originally started looking at intergenerational social mobility as an interesting side project within his PhD, but “questions of inheritance took over and became what really motivated me as a researcher".


- Introductory course lectures on sociology - Master thesis seminar - Current topics in social inequality


social class, social moblity, inequality, socioeconomic inheritance, rational action, life course


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