Publications – University of Copenhagen


Published so far

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


Karlson, Kristian B. & Holm, Anders. "The Risky Business of Educational Choice in the Meritocratic Society." Chapter forthcoming in Bengtsson, T., Frederiksen, M., and Elm Larsen, J. (Eds) The Danish Welfare State: A Sociological Investigation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Working Papers

Blaabæk, Ea Hoppe, Mads Meier Jæger and Joseph Molitoris. “Family Size and Children’s Educational Attainment: Identification from the Extended Family.

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

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

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

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

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

Jæger, Mads Meier and Stine Møllegaard Pedersen. “Cultural Capital, Teacher Bias, and Educational Success: New Evidence from Monozygotic Twins.”

Hjorth-Trolle, Anders. “Beliefs, Parental Investments, and Intergenerational Persistence: A Formal Model”

Molitoris, Joseph. “Probing the Causal Effect of Parental Reproduction on Completed Fertility: Evidence from two US Surveys.”

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

In preparation

Jæger, Mads Meier and Blaabæk, Ea Hoppe. “Culture and Multigenerational Educational Attainment”.

Breinholt, Asta. “What's Love Got to Do with It? Cultural Capital, Children's Educational Performance, and the Emotional Climate of the Home”

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. “Transmission of Economic, Cultural, and Social Capital across Three Generations.”

Jæger, Mads Meier and Kristian B. Karlson. "Cultural Capital and Educational Inequality: A Counterfactual Approach”