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Max Thaning


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Arbetar vid Sociologiska institutionen
Telefon 08-16 42 81
Besöksadress Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Rum B 968
Postadress Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

Jag är doktorand på Sociologiska institutionen vid Stockholms universitet. Mina forskningsintressen berör intergenerationell ojämlikhet, klassanalys samt vilken roll strukturomvandlingar spelar i relation till ojämlikhet i utfall på arbetsmarknaden. Utöver detta är jag i synnerhet intresserad av arbete med att processa och analysera folkräknings- och administrativa registerdata.


Exempel på pågående arbete

  • Skills, outsourcing and wage inequality in Sweden (med Monir Bounadi and August Torngren Wartin)
  • Merely descriptive? Addressing a common excuse for ignoring the bad control problem in the social sciences (med August Torngren Wartin)


I urval från Stockholms universitets publikationsdatabas
  • 2018. Martin Hällsten, Max Thaning. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 56, 40-52

    We follow Swedish cohorts born between 1976 and 1984 through their educational career and analyze how different dimensions of parents' socio-economic standing (SES) in education, occupation, income, and wealth structure horizontal attainment in secondary tracks and tertiary fields. Our results show that there is strong horizontal segregation by parents' SES. However, the influence of social background dimensions on educational attainment is not uniform, but differ by combination of dimension and track or field. We identify a main contrast between parents' education, and to some extent occupation, on the one hand, and the economic dimensions of income and wealth on the other. When we assess the total contribution of all dimensions, we find that net of previous achievement about 35% of the attainment of different upper-secondary tracks, and 25% of attainment of different tertiary fields is due to social background. Despite the non-uniform pattern, this segregation is also linked to future inequality, i.e. in chances of tertiary graduation linked to upper-secondary tracks and in expected earnings linked to tertiary field choices.

  • 2020. Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (et al.). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117 (17), 9277-9283

    It is well documented that earnings inequalities have risen in many high-income countries. Less clear are the linkages between rising income inequality and workplace dynamics, how within- and between-workplace inequality varies across countries, and to what extent these inequalities are moderated by national labor market institutions. In order to describe changes in the initial between- and within-firm market income distribution we analyze administrative records for 2,000,000,000+ job years nested within 50,000,000+ workplace years for 14 high-income countries in North America, Scandinavia, Continental and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. We find that countries vary a great deal in their levels and trends in earnings inequality but that the between-workplace share of wage inequality is growing in almost all countries examined and is in no country declining. We also find that earnings inequalities and the share of between-workplace inequalities are lower and grew less strongly in countries with stronger institutional employment protections and rose faster when these labor market protections weakened. Our findings suggest that firm-level restructuring and increasing wage inequalities between workplaces are more central contributors to rising income inequality than previously recognized.

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Senast uppdaterad: 27 augusti 2020

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