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Anton Bjuggren AnderssonResearcher

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Anton B. Andersson is a researcher at the Institute for social research (SOFI) at Stockholm University. Anton’s main research interests are the effects of social class, integration and social neworks on attitudes and level-of-living.




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  • Nest leaving and social capital

    Anton Andersson.

    Housing shortage can make it difficult for young adults to move away from their parents. This paper investigates nest leaving to understand resources and channels young adults use to move away from parents, with focus on the role of social capital and informal channels. Results show that both economic and social capital have positive effects on nest leaving. While social capital is linked to use of contacts and informal, “secondhand”, rental agreements, often transmitted via contacts, economic capital is instead related to formal housing tenure such as firsthand rental contracts and house ownership. Parental income does not have an effect on nest leaving, but is associated with a higher likelihood of living in an owned apartment. The study also indicates that immigrants are more likely to live with their parents, and discrimination as well as social capital shortage are discussed as possible explanations. The paper concludes that access to both economic and social capital make it more likely to move away from parents, but that each operates through a different channel and leads to different housing tenure.

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  • In Sweden we shake hands - but are we really?

    2017. Anton Andersson, Christofer Edling, Jens Rydgren. Sociologisk forskning 54 (4), 377-381


    Motivated by a recent controversy over handshaking, a survey of the personal networks of young Swedes (n=2244) is used to describe greeting practices across social class, gender, immigrant background, and geographic location. While greeting practices in the sample are fairly uniform, there are also important differences. Handshaking is predominantly used by respondents with an immigrant background, men and women distinguish between greetings depending on the gender of the person they are greeting, and greeting practices differ between northern and southern Sweden as well as between rural and urban areas.

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  • How are our young adults doing? A report on labour market activities and living conditions

    2018. Stephanie Plenty (et al.).


    This report has three aims:

    1. To describe the activity statuses of young adults aged 19–20 years, based on their own reports.

    2. To identify vulnerable subgroups. This is done among NEET youth, but the perspective is widened by also considering vulnerable positions among youth in work or education.

    3. To describe the living conditions for young adults in different activity types and with different degrees of vulnerability.

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