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  • Anders Holm

    Exploring inequality

  • Anders Holm

    Creating knowledge for a better society

  • Anders Holm

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Anders Holm, Professor

Director, Centre for Research in Social Inequality

Cross appointed with the Department of Economics

Ph.D, Economics, University of Copenhagen pdf Full CV
M.A., Economics, University of Copenhagen
B.A., Economics, University of Copenhagen


  • Research

  • Publications

  • Teaching

Current Research Projects

Municipalities and Universities: Developing Infrastructure for Collaborative Research With Administrative Data

Family Dynamics Sorrounding Parental Leave in Canada: New Insights from Administrative Data


Recent Research Activities

May 31, 2018 Margolis, Hou, Haan, and Holm, "Consequences of parental benefits policies for family dynamics"  was presented by Michael Haan in Session 3.2: Fertility of the Canadian Population Society Annual General Meeting 

Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
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(2019) "Socioeconomic Position Across the Life Course and Cognitive Ability Later in Life: The Importance of Considering Early Cognitive Ability" (with Else Foverskov, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Jolene Lee Masters Pedersen, Merete Osler, and Rikke Lund) Journal of Aging and Health 31(6): 947-966.

(2019) "Effects of a classroom management intervention on student selective attention: results from a randomized controlled trial" (with Maria Keilow, Mette Friis-Hansen, and Rune Kristensen) School Effectiveness and School Improvement 30(2): 194-211.

(2019) "Use of Parental Benefits by Family Income in Canada: Two Policy Changes" (with Rachel Margolis, Feng Hou and Michael Haan) Journal of Marriage and Family 81: 450-467.

(2018) "A Note on a Reformulation of the KHB Method" (with Richard Breen and Kristian Karlson) Sociological Methods & Research DOI: 10.1177/0049124118789717.

(2018) "Modeling Completion of Vocational Education: The Role of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills by Program Type" (with Leslie S. Stratton, Nabanita Datta Gupta, and David Reimer) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 18(4): 20170173.

(2018) "Medical treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and children’s academic performance" (with Maria Keilow and Peter Fallesen) PLOS One 13(11): e0207905.

(2018) "Education and Cognitive Aging: Accounting for Selection and Confounding in Linkage of Data From the Danish Registry and Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe" (with Else Foverskov, M. Maria Glymour, Erik L. Mortensen, Theis Lange and Rikke Lund) American Journal of Epidemiology 87(11): 2423-2430.

(2018) "Interpreting and understanding logits and probits and other non-linear probability models" (with Richard Breen and Kristian Karlson) Annual Review of Sociology 44: 39-54.

(2017) "The Effect of Volunteer Work on Employability: A Study with Danish Survey and Administrative Register Data" (with Erik Petrovski and Sofie Dencker-Larsen) European Sociological Review 33(3):349-367.

(2017) "Work for Passion? Labor Supply of Artists" (with Trine Bille and Knut Løyland) Kyklos 70(3): 347-380.

(2017) "Employment effects of active labor market programs for sick-listed workers" (with Jan Høgelund, Mette Gørtz, Kristin Storck Rasmussen, and Helle Sofie Bøje Houlberg) Journal of Health Economics 52: 33-44.

(2016) "Behavioral and Statistical Models of Educational Inequality" (with Richard Breen) Rationality & Society 28(3): 270-298.

(2016) "Socioeconomic inequality in health in the British household panel: Tests of the social causation, health selection and the indirect selection hypothesis using dynamic fixed effects panel models" (with Else Foverskov) Social Science & Medicine 150: 172-183.

(2015) "Comparing linear probability model coefficients across groups" (with Kristian Karlson and Mette Ejrnæs) Quality & Quantity 49(5): 1823-1834.

(2015) "Heterogeneous Causal Effects and Sample Selection Bias" (with Richard Breen and Seongsoo Choi) Sociological Science 2: 351-369.

Book Chapters

(2015) "The Risky Business of Educational Choice in the Meritocratic Society" (with Kristian Karlson) in Bengtsson et al The Danish Welfare State: A Sociological Investigation , Palgrave Macmillan: New York.

Currently Teaching

  • 3347F - 001 Current Issues in Stratification

Thesis Supervision


Sofie Dencker Larsen, Ph.D. Sociology, Copenhagen, "Unemployment, Health and well-being" (supervisor)

Annemette Coop Svane-Petersen, Ph.D. Sociology, Copenhagen, "Unemployment and mental health" (supervisor)

Morten Tromholdt, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, "Quit Facebook and become happier – a field experiment of the relationship between using Facebook and happiness" (supervisor)

Rolf Øsberg, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, "Analysis of labour market tri-part negotiations and integration of ethnic minorities on the labour market" (supervisor)

Morten Bruun, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, "Social mobility and class – a quantitative study of the relationship between class origin and social mobility" (supervisor)

Yakup Bas, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, "The Effect of the ethnical and socio-economic composition of students on PISA test scores – a multilevel analysis" (supervisor)

Katrine Merlach Lauritzen M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, "School outside the school - an analysis of the collaboration between local governments and schools on alternative schooling" (supervisor)

Emma Steffensen-Bak, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, "Foster families – a quantitative analysis of the differences between the extended family and other foster care placements" (supervisor)


Peter Rhode Skov, Ph.D. Sociology, Copenhagen, The company you keep – The effect of peers and disruptive behaviour on educational achievement and choice of education (supervisor)

Stine Møllegaard, Ph.D. Sociology, Copenhagen, The role of cultural capital and behavioral problems in educational inequality (supervisor)

Lars Andersen, PhD. Sociology, Consequences of Punishment in Denmark. Five Empirical Essays (committee member)

Audd Djurhuus, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, A qualitative study of social mobility (supervisor)

Peter Fallesen, PhD. Sociology, Consequences of Punishment in Denmark. Five empirical Essays (committee member)

Anne Diop-Christensen, PhD. The effect of welfare and labour market institutions on the labour market outcome of immigrants in Europe (committee member)

Elise Steenhold-Sørensen, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, The effect of completing high school on out-mobility of rural areas (supervisor)

Asta Berinholdt Lund, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, The effect of maternal education on childrens educartional achievement (supervisor)

Jamie Antonio Rivero Ostoic, Ph.D. Sociology, Four essays on social networks (committee member)

Gunvor Christensen, Ph.D. Sociology, Four essays on the effect of measures in Ghettos (committee member)

Michael Jørgensen, PhD Economics, Four essays on savings behaviour (committee member)

Anders Trolle, M.A. Sociology, Social stratification in a comparative perspective (supervisor)

Peter Rhode Skov, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, Models of social stratification (supervisor)

Elisabeth Ugreninovs, PhD, Sociology, Four essays on labour market outcomes (Committee member)

Cristoffer Sonne-Smith, PhD Economics, Four essays on the determinants of educational achievement (Committee member)


Signe Hald Andersen, Ph.D. Sociology, Copenhagen, Dealing with unemployment. Programme Effects on Psychological and Labour Market Outcomes (Supervisor)

Kristian Karlson, M.A. Sociology, Copenhagen, Social stratification (Supervisor)

Mads Meier Jæger, PhD. Sociology, Copenhagen, Six Essays on Inequality of Educational Inequality (Supervisor)

Signe Hald Andersen, M.A., Copenhagen, Bread winner status and marital instability (Supervisor)