Magnus Nermo

Magnus Nermo


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Works at Department of Sociology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Room B 965
Postal address Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. I am also an associated researcher at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University ( 


My research focus on stratification and segregation in Western societies by gender and social class. I am currently involved in two major research projects.

2014 – 2018  “Are women's choices “good” choices? Longitudinal studies on gender differences in working conditions and wages in male dominated, female dominated and gender integrated occupations”, VR, Dnr: 2013-1690. (with C. Magnusson).

2014 – 2018  ”Losers and winners in the labor market - Longitudinal studies of how childhood conditions and intergenerational transfers are related to young adults' conditions and choices in the labor market”. FORTE, Dnr: 2013-1119 (with C. Magnusson).


See also Stockholm University Research database:


3 recent papers

(2017) “Elite mobility among college graduated men in Sweden: Skills, personality and family ties”, Acta Sociologica, 60(4): 291-308 (with E. Bihagen, C. Stern and Y. Åberg)

(2017) “Gender, Parenthood and wage differences – The importance of time-consuming job characteristics”, Social Indicators Research, 131(2): 797-816 (with C. Magnusson)

(2017) "Physical inactivity from adolescence to young adulthood: The relevance of various dimensions of inequality in a Swedish longitudinal sample", Health Education & Behavior, 44 (3): 376-384 (with L. Wells and V. Östberg)



Last updated: June 27, 2018

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