I am professor in Sociology at Department of Sociology, Stockholm University.
My research currently aligns with three overlapping themes: (1) the existence and degrees of discrimination within different situations, (2) the consequences of parenthood for the careers of men and women, and (3) the causes of school segregation. I use quantitative methods, and more recently I have used experimental, and therefore related, methods.
At the Institute for Futures Studies I participate in the research project "Ethnic discrimination in a segmented labor market – when and where does discrimination occur?".
Brandén, M. & M. Bygren. “The Opportunity Structure of Segregation: School Choice and School Segregation in Sweden” Acta Sociologica.
Bursell, M. Bygren, M. & M. Gähler. “Does Employer Discrimination Contribute to the Subordinate Labor Market Inclusion of Individuals of a Foreign Background?“ Social Science Research.
Bygren, M., Gähler, M. & C. Magnusson. ”The Constant Gap: Parenthood Premiums in Sweden 1968-2010” Social Forces.