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Asta Breinholt Københavns Universitet Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet Fællessekretariatet Antropologi og Sociologi

My general research interests lie in the consequences and reproduction of social inequality. Specifically, I study the mechanisms through which inequalities in parents’ socioeconomic resources translate into inequalities in parenting and children’s educational performance.

In September 2018, I will start a postdoc at the Institute for Social Research at University of Michigan, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF-International Postdoc).

I have a Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen. My dissertation investigates the role of parenting in the process of intergenerational transmission of education and combines theories from sociology and child development psychology.

Empirically, I use quantitative methods for causal analysis and large-scale data sets such as Danish register data, the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort, the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Children and Young Adults, the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and the Danish Longitudinal Survey of Children.