Portrait of Jani Erola

Jani Erola

Project coordinator; WP2 Lead; WP7 Lead
University of Turku
Jani Erola is Professor of Sociology at the University of Turku and the director of INVEST Research Flagship Center ( His research interests include intergenerational social mobility and socioeconomic inheritance, social class and stratification, family formation, sociological research methods, welfare state attitudes and social scientific publication patterns, plus everything else empirically observable you can link with equality of opportunity. His publications on these topics have appeared in major social scientific journals such as Social Science Research, Social Forces, European Sociological Review, Sociology, Acta Sociologica, Journal European Social Policy and Demography. He is a former PI of ERC Consolidator Grant Project "Intergenerational Cumulative Disadvantage and Resource Compensation (INDIRECT)", the editor of Acta Sociologica and the president of the Westermarck Society, the Finnish sociological association.