Publications – University of Copenhagen



Jæger, Mads Meier and Kristian Karlson (forthcoming). "Cultural Capital and Educational Inequality: A Counterfactual Analysis". Sociological Science.

Molitoris, Joseph. 2018 "Heterogeneous Effects of Neonatal Mortality in Bangladesh". Studies in Family Planning, 49 (1): 3-21. 

Molitoris, Joseph. 2018. "The Effect of Birth Spacing on Child Mortality in Sweden, 1878-1926". Population and Development Review, 23 (1): 61-82.

Hjorth-Trolle, Anders. 2018. "Beliefs, Parental Investments, and Intergenerational Persistence: A Formal Model". Rationality and Society, 30 (1): 108-154.

Breinholt, Asta, Susanne Wahler and Sandra Buchholz. 2017. "Childcare arrangements at preschool age and later child outcomes in Denmark: The role of maternal education and type of care" in Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Neyena Kulic, Jan Skopek and Moris Triventi (eds.) Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality: An International Perspective, pp. 249-267, Edward Elgar.

Jæger, Mads Meier and Stine Møllegaard. 2017. "Cultural capital, teacher bias, and educational success: New evidence from monozygotic twins". Social Science Research, 65: 130-144.

Molitoris, Joseph. 2017. “The Effect of Birth Spacing on Child Mortality in Sweden, 1878-1926”. Population and Development Review, Online early access: 2 March 2017.

Hjorth-Trolle, Anders and Asta Breinholt. 2017. “Forældreinvestering og social ulighed [Parental Investments and Social Inequality]” in Niels Ploug (ed.) Social Arv og Social Ulighed, 2. udgave. Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels Forlag.

Jæger, Mads Meier and Richard Breen. 2016. “A Dynamic Model of Cultural Reproduction.” American Journal of Sociology, 121(4): 1079-1115.

Jæger, Mads Meier and Tally Katz-Gerro. 2015. “Does Women’s Preference for Highbrow Culture Begin in the Family? Comparing Leisure Participation among Brothers and Sisters”. Leisure Sciences, 37(5): 415-430.

Pedersen, Stine Møllegaard, and Mads Meier Jæger. 2015. "The Effect of Grandparents' Economic, Cultural, and Social Capital on Grandchildren's Educational Success". Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 42: 11-19.

Andersen, Ida Gran and Mads Meier Jæger. 2015. “Cultural Capital in Context: Heterogeneous Returns to Cultural Capital across Schooling Environments”. Social Science Research, 50: 177-188.

Working Papers

Bingley, Paul, Ea Hoppe Blaabæk and Mads Meier Jæger. "Nudging the children (and grandchildren) through college: Evidence from hypothecated inter vivos transfers in Wisconsin".

Blaabæk, Ea Hoppe and Mads Meier Jæger. "It Stays Within the Family: Inter Vivos Transfers and Educational Attainment".

Blaabæk, Ea Hoppe, Joseph Molitoris and Mads Meier Jæger. “Family Size and Children’s Educational Attainment: Cousins, Contexts and Compensation".

Breinholt, Asta. "Does Education Homogenize Parenting?".

Breinholt, Asta. "The Emotional Climate of the Home and the Intergenerational Transmission of Education: A Theoretical Model".

Breinholt, Asta, and Anders Holm. “The Effect of Maternal Education during Early Childhood on Children’s Academic Performance in Adolescence".

Breinholt, Asta and Anders Holm. "Skills for Generations? Children’s Educational Performance and Low-Skilled Mothers’ Education".

Breinholt, Asta, and Mads Meier Jæger. “Cultural Capital, Teacher Bias, and Educational Performance”.

Breinholt, Asta and Mads Meier Jæger. "The Effect of Cultural Capital on Educational Performance: Skills or False Impressions?".

Hjorth-Trolle, Anders: “Behind the Quantity-Quality Trade-off: Parental Investments and Family Size”.

Hjorth-Trolle, Anders, Anders Holm and Mads Meier Jæger. “Signal, Educational Decision Making, and Inequality”. European Sociological Review.

Hjorth-Trolle, Anders, Anders Holm and Stine Møllegaard Pedersen. “Estimating Separate Effects from Mono- and Dizygotic Twins Using a Normal Mixture Model”.

Hjorth-Trolle, Anders and Joseph Molitoris. “Do Siblings Take the Weight off our Shoulders? The Causal Effect of Family Size on the Risk of Overweight and Obesity during Childhood”.

Jæger, Mads Meier and Ea Hoppe Blaabæk. "The Persistence of Place: Local Historical Context and Multigenerational Socioeconomic Attainment".

Karlson, Kristian. "College as Equalizer? Testing the Selectivity Hypothesis".

Karlson, Kristian. "A Legacy of College Expectations: Educational Expectations Across Three Generations".

Karlson, Kristian. "Expectation Formation for All? Group Differences in Student Response to Signals about Academic Performance".

Karlson, Kristian. "Black-White Trends in Intergenerational Educational Mobility: A Positional Analysis".

Karlson, Kristian and Jesper Fels Birkelund. "Early Skills and the Role of Education in Social Mobility".

Molitoris, Joseph. “The Influence of Grandparental Child Care on Continued Childbearing: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study”.

Molitoris, Joseph, Siddartha Aradhya and Serhiy Dekhtyar. "The Effects of Age at First Birth and Birth Spacing on Children’s Academic Performance in Sweden".