Professor of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University; Official Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University; member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science (KVA).
My research concerns social stratification, e.g., educational inequality, social mobility, poverty, and ethnic integration and inequality. I am the Swedish PI for the international study CILS4EU which studies integration and living conditions among youth in Sweden, Germany, England, and the Netherlands (www.cils4.eu).
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At the Institute for Futures Studies I am one of the researchers leaders of the current reseach program's theme The socially sustainable society. I am also the PI for the project Integration of youth in Sweden in a multidimensional perspective (SEMI), which addresses integration of youth in different aspects, namely structural integration (e.g., education, labour market outcomes), social integration (i.a., inter-ethnic relations and networks), and cultural integration (e.g., values, religiosity), as well as psychological adaptation (e.g., wellbeing). In September 2022 I published, together with Carina Mood and Georg Treuter (both previously at IFFS) the book Integration bland unga. En mångkulturell generation växer upp (Makadam förlag).
Kalter, J.O. Jonsson, F. van Tubergen, and A.F. Heath (eds.). 2018. Growing Up in Diverse Societies: The Integration of the Children of Immigrants in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy. ISBN 978-0-19-7266-37-3.
Gregg, J.O. Jonsson, L. Macmillan, and C. Mood. 2017. 'The role of education for intergenerational income mobility in the US, Great Britain, and Sweden.' Social Forces96 (1): 121-152. (DOI 10.1093/sf/sox051)
Mood, J.O. Jonsson, and S.B. Låftman. 2017. 'Immigrant youth’s mental health advantage: The role of family structure and relations.' Journal of Marriage and Family79 (April): 419-436. (DOI:10.1111/jomf.12340)
2009 Jan O. Jonsson, David B. Grusky, Matthew Di Carlo, Reinhard Pollak, and Mary C. Brinton “Micro-Class Mobility. Social Reproduction in Four Countries.” American Journal of Sociology 114: 977-1036.
2005 Richard Breen and Jan O. Jonsson: “Inequality of Opportunity in Comparative Perspective: Recent Research on Educational Attainment and Social Mobility.” Annual Review of Sociology 31:223-43.
1996 Robert Erikson and Jan O. Jonsson (eds.): Can Education Be Equalized? The Swedish Case in Comparative Perspective. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press. ISBN 0-8133-2622-2.