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. Bygren, M., and Gähler, M. 2018. “Can the Trailing Spouse Phenomenon be Explained by Employer Recruitment Choices?” Population, Space and Place. 2018;24:e2141
Brandén, M. and Bygren, M. 2018. “School Choice and School Segregation: Lessons from Sweden’s School Voucher System” IAS Working Paper Series 2018:1.
Bygren, M. Erlandsson, A., and Gähler, M. 2017. “Do Employers Prefer Fathers? Evidence from a Field Experiment Testing the Gender by Parenthood Interaction on Callbacks to Job Applications” European Sociological Review, 33, 337-348.