My full list of publications

Some articles and other texts available online:

Kwon, Hye Won & Erola, Jani (2022): “The Limited Role of Personal Goal Striving in Status Attainment”. Social Science Research, 26 October 2022, 102797.

Ruggera, Lucia, and Jani Erola (2022): “Licensed Professionals and Intergenerational Big-, Meso- and Micro-Class Immobility within the Upper Class; Social Closure and Gendered Outcomes among Italian Graduates”. Social Sciences 11, no. 9 (September 2022): 418.

Erola, Jani, Hannu Lehti, Tina Baier, and Aleksi Karhula (2022). ‘Socioeconomic Background and Gene–Environment Interplay in Social Stratification across the Early Life Course’. European Sociological Review 38, no. 1 (2022): 1–17.

McMullin, Patricia, Aleksi Karhula, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, and Jani Erola. ‘Geographical Mobility and Children’s Non-Completion of Upper Secondary Education in Finland and Germany: Do Parental Resources Matter?’ British Educational Research Journal 47, no. 6 (2021): 1587–1610.

Gidengil, Elisabeth, Hannu Lahtinen, Hanna Wass, and Jani Erola (2021). ‘From Generation to Generation: The Role of Grandparents in the Intergenerational Transmission of (Non-)Voting’. Political Research Quarterly 74, no. 4 (1 December 2021): 1137–51.

Erola, Jani, and Elina Kilpi-Jakonen (2021). ‘The Role of Partnering and Assortative Mating for Income Inequality: The Case of Finland, 1991–2014’. Acta Sociologica 65, no. 2 (27 April 2021): 130–49.

Grätz, Michael, Kieron J. Barclay, Øyvind N. Wiborg, Torkild H. Lyngstad, Aleksi Karhula, Jani Erola, Patrick Präg, Thomas Laidley, and Dalton Conley (2021). ‘Sibling Similarity in Education Across and Within Societies’. Demography 58, no. 3 (1 June 2021): 1011–37.

Heiskala, Laura, Jani Erola, and Elina Kilpi-Jakonen (2021). ‘Compensatory and Multiplicative Advantages: Social Origin, School Performance, and Stratified Higher Education Enrolment in Finland’. European Sociological Review 37, no. 2 (1 April 2021): 171–85.

Heiskala, Laura, Jani Erola, and Patricia McMullin (2021). ‘Formal Differentiation at Upper Secondary Education in Finland: Subject-Level Choices and Stratified Pathways to Socio-Economic Status and Unemployment’. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 12, no. 3 (April 2021): 323–43.

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

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

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.