Some articles and other texts available online:

Erola, Jani, & Breuker, Valeria. (2020). Skills, parental background, and changes in educational institutions (Invest Working Papers) [Preprint]. SocArXiv.

Erola, Jani, & Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina (2020). The role of partnering and assortative mating by social origin for income inequality: The case of Finland, 1991–2014 (Invest Working Papers) [Preprint]. SocArXiv.

Erola, Jani, Lehti, Hannu, Baier, Tina, & Karhula, Aleksi. (2020). Socioeconomic background and gene-environment interplay in social stratification across the early life course (Invest Working Papers) [Preprint]. SocArXiv.

Kailaheimo-Lönnqvist, Sanna, & Erola, Jani. (2020). Child’s age at parental death and university education. European Societies, forthcoming.

McMullin, P., Erola, J., Kilpi-Jakonen, E., & Karhula, A. (2020). Left Behind? The impact of geographical mobility on children’s educational attainment in Finland and Germany. (Invest Working Papers) [Preprint]. SocArXiv.

Sirniö, O., Lehti, H., Grätz, M., Barclay, K., & Erola, J. (2020). The pattern of educational inequality—The contribution of family background on levels of education over time and across four countries (Invest Working Papers) [Preprint]. SocArXiv.

Lehti, Hannu, Jani Erola, and Aleksi Karhula. 2019. “The Heterogeneous Effects of Parental Unemployment on Siblings’ Educational Outcomes.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 64.

Kailaheimo-Lönnqvist, Sanna, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Antti O. Tanskanen, and Jani Erola. 2019. “Behind Every Successful (Wo)Man Is a Successful Parent-in-Law? The Association between Resources of the Partner’s Parents and Individual’s Occupational Attainment.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 64.

Karhula, A., Erola, J, Raab, M. & Fasang, A. (2019): “Destination as a Process: Sibling Similarity in Early Socioeconomic Trajectories.” Advances in Life Course Research 40:85–98.

Lahtinen, H., Erola, J. & Wass, H. (2019): “Sibling Similarities and the Importance of Parental Socioeconomic Position in Electoral Participation”. Social Forces, 98(2), 702–724.

Lehti, H., Erola, J. & Tanskanen, A. (2019): “Tying the Extended Family Knot—Grandparents’ Influence on Educational Achievement”. European Sociological Review 35(1): 29–48.

Erola, J., Kilpi-Jakonen, E., Prix, I. & Lehti, H. (2018): “Resource Compensation from the Extended Family:  Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles in Finland and the United States.” European Sociological Review 34(4): 348–64.

Pöyliö, H., Erola, J. & Kilpi-Jakonen, E. (2018). “Institutional change and parental compensation in intergenerational attainment”. British Journal of Sociology, 69(3), 601-625.

Karhula, A., Lehti, H. & Erola, J. (2017). “Intergenerational scars? The long-term effects of parental unemployment during a depression”. Research on Finnish Society 10, 87-99.

Erola, J. and E. Kilpi-Jakonen (2017). “Compensation and other forms of accumulation in intergenerational social inequality”, in J. Erola and E. Kilpi-Jakonen (eds), Social Inequality Across the Generations. The Role of Compensation and Multiplication in Resource Accumulation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 3–25. 

Kuivalainen, S. & Erola, J. (2017) “Swinging support? Economic cycles and changes in the public attitudes towards welfare recipients in Finland 1995–2010”. European Societies 19(4), 419-439.

Tanskanen, A. O., Danielsbacka, M., & Erola, J. (2017). “Educational test scores among adolescents in three-generational households in 20 countries”. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research, 51, 3–22.

Vauhkonen, Teemu, Kallio, Johanna, Kauppine, Timo M. & Erola, Jani (2017) “Intergenerational accumulation of social disadvantages across generations in young adulthood”. Research on Social Stratification and Mobility 48, 42-52.

Prix, I. & J. Erola (2017), “Does death really make us equal? Educational attainment and resource compensation after paternal death in Finland”. Social Science Research, 64:1, 171–83.

Erola, Jani & Jalovaara, Marika (2017) “The Replaceable: The Inheritance of Paternal and Maternal Socioeconomic Statuses in Non-Standard Families”. Social Forces 95:3, 971-995.

Tanskanen, Antti & Erola, Jani (2017): “Do nonresident fathers compensate for a lack of household resources? The associations between paternal involvement and children’s cognitive and educational assessments in the UK.” Research on Social Stratification and Mobility, 48:1, 32-40.

Tanskanen, Antti O., Erola, Jani & Kallio, Johanna (2016) “Parental Resources, Sibship Size, and Educational Performance in 20 Countries. Evidence for the Compensation Model.” Cross-Cultural Research, 50:5, 452-477.

Kallio, Johanna M.,  Kauppinen, Timo M. & Erola, Jani (2016)
“Cumulative Socio-economic Disadvantage and Secondary Education in Finland.” European Sociological Review, 32:5, 649-661

Erola, Jani, Jalonen, Sanni & Lehti, Hannu (2016) “Parental education, class and income over early life course and children’s achievement.” Research on Social Stratification and Mobility, 44, 33-43.

Erola, Jani, Reimer, David, Räsänen, Pekka & Kroll, Kristian (2014) No Crisis but Methodological Separatism: A Comparative Study of Finnish and Danish Publication Trends between 1990 and 2009. Sociology 49 (2):374-394.

Raab, Marcel, Fasang,Anette Eva, Karhula, Aleksi &  Erola, Jani (2014) Sibling Similarity in Family Formation. Demography (2014) 51:2127–2154.

Erola, Jani & Räsänen, Pekka (eds.) (2014) Johdatus sosiologian perusteisiin (Introduction to the basics of sociology). Gaudeamus.

Cooke, Lynn Prince, Jani Erola, Marie Evertsson, Michael Gähler, Juho Härkönen, Belinda Hewitt, Marika Jalovaara, et al. 2013. “Labor and Love: Wives’ Employment and Divorce Risk in Its Socio-Political Context. Social Politics 20 (4): 482–509.

Blomberg, Helena, Kroll, Christian, Kallio, Johanna & Erola, Jani (2013) Social workers’ perceptions of the causes of poverty in the Nordic countries. Journal of European Social Policy 23:1, 68-82.

Erola, Jani, Härkönen, Juho & Dronkers, Jaap (2012). More Careful or Less Marriageable? Parental Divorce, Spouse Selection and Entry into Marriage. Social Forces 90:4, 1323-1345.

Erola, Jani (2012). Family background and the life cycle effects of father’s class and income. In Paul Lambert, Roxanne Connelly, Robert M. Blackburn and Vernon Gayle (eds.)  Social Stratification. Trends and Processes. Ashgate.

Erola, Jani (2012). The Life Course Variation of Sibling Correlations According to Class and Education. SSRN Working paper.

Hyvärinen, Sauli & Erola, Jani (2011). Perhetaustan vaikutus toisen polven maahanmuuttajien kouluttautumiseen Suomessa. Mahdollisuuksien tasa-arvo stressitestissä? (The impact of the family background on the education of the second generation migrants in Finland. A stress test for the equality of opportunity?) Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 76:5, 644-657.

Erola, Jani (ed.) (2010). Luokaton Suomi? Yhteiskuntaluokat 2000-luvun Suomessa (Classless Finland? Social Classes in the 21st century Finland.) Gaudeamus.

Erola, Jani (2010). Why Probability Has Not Succeeded in Sociology. Sociology, 44:1.

Erola, Jani (2009). Social Mobility and Education of Finnish cohorts born 1936 -1975 – Succeeding While Failing in Equality of Opportunity? Acta Sociologica 52: 4.

Erola, Jani (2009). Sosiaalisen aseman periytyvyys ja terveys — tulokset, teoriat ja tulevaisuus (Inheritance of social status and health – results, theories and future.) Sosiaalilääketieteellinen aikakauslehti 46:1.

Erola, Jani & Räsänen, Pekka (2007). Suomalaisen sosiaalitieteen menetelmätrendit 1990- ja 2000-luvuilla. (Methodological trends in Finnish social sciences during 1990s and 2000s.) Janus, 15:4.

Erola, Jani & Moisio, Pasi (2007). Social mobility over three generations in Finland 1950 – 2000. European Sociological Review, 23:2.

Erola, Jani & Moisio, Pasi (2005). The Impact of the 1990s Economic Crisis on Social Mobility in Finland. In Wilska, Terhi-Anna & Haanpää, Leena (eds.) Lifestyles and social change – Essays in Economic Sociology, pp. 11-28. Keskustelua ja raportteja 11:2005. Turun kauppakorkeakoulu, Turku.

Erola, Jani (2004). A Remedy with Rationalities. Improved Rational Action Theory with Empirical Content as a Solution to the Fallacies in Sociology. PhD thesis, Turku School of Economics.

Erola, Jani (2001). Maksuhäiriöisyys ja luottamusrakenteiden kriisi sosiaalisessa toiminnassa. (Financial default and the crises of the structures of trust in social action.) Sosiologia, 38:3.


See the rest of the publications in the full list of publications.