Welcome to Markus Jäntti´s homepageMarkus Jäntti
Professor of Economics
Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
Phone: +46 8 162645
Fax: +46 8 154670
Research interests and activities
My research centers on income and wealth inequality and poverty and socio-economic mobility, especially in a cross-national perspective. I have recently spent much time trying to understand and quantify the importance of family background in the distribution of economic resources.
I am also the Research Director at the Luxembourg Income Study, where my tasks include advising LIS staff on data harmonisation and research methods, having overall responsibility for data quality and participating in overall project management.
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Selected recent publications (links may require institutional access rights, alas)
On the variability of income within and across generations
How important is family background for labour-economic outcomes?
Equality of opportunity and the distribution of long-run income in Sweden
From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage
Income Inequality Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries