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Carina Mood


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Works at Swedish institute for social research
Telephone 08-16 25 86
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 F
Room F 945
Postal address Institutet för social forskning 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Carina Mood is a professor at SOFI. Her research interests include poverty, inequality, intergenerational transmission of advantage, and the welfare and well-being of children and youth, and she is part of the Level-of-living team at SOFI. She currently heads the FORTE-funded research program Interlocking inequalities: A multidimensional perspective on inequality in contemporary Sweden, and the FORTE-funded research project Economic resources and social relations among children and youth. She is also affilated to the Institute for Futures Studies where she coordinates the FORTE-funded research program YOUNG, and heads the related project YOUNGWORK about early labour market outcomes. She is also active in the international CILS4EU project.

Do you want to work with me?

If you are a quantitatively oriented social scientist interested in questions covered by my current projects (inequality, children's living conditions, or young adults in the labour market), please send an email with your research interests and what type of position you are interested in, and I will let you know if I advertise a position that suits you. 

Logistic regression

The ESR article (Mood 2010) in full-text without subscription requirement is available here: Logistic regression.

Note August 2017: Due to other research commitments, I will not have time to engage in pure methodological research or discussions about logistic regression and related topics in the foreseeable future. For anyone interested, I provide a link to an unsubmitted article draft from April 2017. I had planned to do more work on it but will not have the time, so I instead publish it online only. Please note that I will not have time to respond to questions about the manuscript. Feel free to develop these insights, as long as  you cite the source.

(Unpublished manuscript 2017) Logistic regression: Uncovering unobseved heterogeneity





Some publications (full publication list in CV):

(2018) Keeping up with the Smiths, Müllers, De Jongs, and Johanssons – The Economic Situation of Minority and Majority Youth. Chapter 4 in Frank Kalter, Jan O. Jonsson, Frank v. Tubergen, Anthony Heath (Eds.) Growing up in Diverse Societies. London: Proceedings of the British Academy/Oxford University Press. 

(2018) Mental Well-being in Boys and Girls of Immigrant Background: The Balance between Vulnerability and Resilience. Chapter 14 in Frank Kalter, Jan O. Jonsson, Frank v. Tubergen, Anthony Heath (Eds.) Growing up in Diverse Societies. London: Proceedings of the British Academy/Oxford University Press. With Jan O Jonsson.

(2018) Hur går det för våra unga vuxna? Forskningsrapport 2018:1, Institutet för Framtidsstudier. With Stephanie Plenty et al.

(2018) How are our young adults doing? Research report 2018:3, Institute for Futures Studies. With Stephanie Plenty et al.

(2017) The role of education for intergenerational income mobility: A comparison of the US, Great Britain, and Sweden (with Paul Gregg, Jan O Jonsson and Lindsey Macmillan). Social Forces 96(1):121–152

(2017) Sweden: Child Poverty during two recessions (with Jan O Jonsson). Chapter in Cantillon Bea, Chzhen Yekaterina  Handa Sudanshu and Nolan Brian (Eds.) Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

(2017) More than money: Social class, income and the intergenerational transmission of advantage. Sociological Science  DOI 10.15195/v4.a12

(2016) The mental health advantage of immigrant-background youth: The role of family factors (with Jan O Jonsson and Sara Brolin Låftman).  Journal of Marriage and Family.DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12340

(2016) Immigrant integration and youth mental health in four European countries (with Jan O Jonsson and Sara Brolin Låftman). European Sociological Review.  DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcw027

(2016) Money, Peers and Parents: Social and Economic Aspects of Inequality in Youth Wellbeing (with Stephanie M Plenty) Journal of Youth and Adolescence 45(7): 1294–1308. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-016-0430-5

(2016) Poverty trends during two recessions and two recoveries: Lessons from Sweden 1991—2013 (with Jan O Jonsson and Erik Bihagen). IZA Journal of European Labor Studies 2016 5:3 DOI: 10.1186/s40174-016-0051-8

(2016) The social consequences of poverty: An empirical test on longitudinal data (withJan O Jonsson). Social Indicators Research 127:633–652 DOI 10.1007/s11205-015-0983-9

(2015) Do poorer youth have fewer friends? The role of household and child economic resources in adolescent school-class friendships (with Simon Hjalmarsson). Children and Youth Services Review 57: 201-211 DOI 10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.08.013.

(2015) Trends in child poverty in Sweden: parental and child reports (with Jan O Jonsson). Child Indicators Research DOI 10.1007/s12187-015-9337-z

(2015) How much scope for a mobility paradox? The relationship between social and income mobility in Sweden (with Richard Breen and Jan O Jonsson). Sociological Science DOI 10.15195/v3.a3

(2015) The not-very-rich and the very poor: Poverty persistence and poverty concentration in Sweden. Journal of European Social Policy 25:316-330

(2014) Poverty and welfare among children and their families 1968-2010 (with Jan O Jonsson) IFFS Report 2014/2.

(2013) Ekonomisk utsatthet och välfärd bland barn och deras familjer 1968-2010 (with Jan O Jonsson) Underlagsrapport till Barns och ungas hälsa, vård och omsorg. Socialstyrelsen.

(2013) Understanding income mobility: the role of education for intergenerational income persistence in the US, UK and Sweden (with Paul Gregg, Jan O. Jonsson and Lindsey Macmillan) DoQSS Working Paper No. 13-12.

(2013) Social Assistance dynamics in Sweden: Duration dependence and heterogeneity Social Science Research 42(1): 120–139

(2012) Socioeconomic persistence across generations: Cognitive and non-cognitive processes (with Jan O Jonsson and Erik Bihagen). Chapter 3 in: John Ermisch, Markus Jäntti, and Timothy Smeeding (eds.), From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage. New York: Russell Sage (with Jan O Jonsson and Erik Bihagen)

(2011) Lagging behind in good times: Immigrants and the increased dependence on Social Assistance in Sweden. International Journal of Social Welfare 20(1):55-65

(2010) Neighborhood Social Influence and Welfare Receipt in Sweden: A Panel Data Analysis. Social Forces 88(3):1331-1356.

(2010) Fattigdomens förändring, utbredning och dynamik. Chapter 3 in Social Rapport 2010 (Socialstyrelsen) (with Jan O Jonsson and Erik Bihagen). English translation: Poverty in Sweden 1991-2007

(2010) Logistic regression: Why we cannot do what we think we can do and what we can do about it European Sociological Review 26(1): 67-82. Reprinted in: (2013) Babones, S (Ed.) Applied statistical modelling. SAGE.

(2009) Problems without ends: How rational choice theory escapes its explanatory task In Cherkaoui, M. and Hamilton, P. (Eds.) Raymond Boudon: A Life in Sociology. Oxford: The Bardwell Press.

(2008) Choice by contrast: How peers' achievement affects educational choice in Swedish schools. Social Forces 87:741-765.

(Unpublished manuscript, 2010) The importance of income definitions for the magnitudes and trends in intergenerational income correlations

Last updated: October 23, 2018

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