Juho Härkönen
PhD, Docent

Adjunct Professor, Sociology (Department of Social Research)

jupehar@utu.fi







Areas of expertise
Stratification, life course, demography, family, health, comparative research, quantitative social research

Biography
I am Professor of sociology at Stockholm University and Visiting Professor at the University of Turku, I have an MA in sociology from the University of Turku (2001), a PhD from the European University Institute (2007), and I am docent in sociology at the University of Turku (2009). After my PhD, I was a postdoc at Yale University (2007-09) and have worked as researcher (2009-12), Associate Professor (2012-16) and Professor (2016-) at Stockholm University. I have also held visiting appointments at the University of Turku since 2010.

I am Co-Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Life Course Research as of 2017 https://www.journals.elsevier.com/advances-in-life-course-research/


Research
My research covers questions of the formation of social inequalities over the life course, such as the causes and consequences of divorce and family structures, occupational and labor market mobility, the social correlates and consequences of health, and the impact of childhood experiences on later socioeconomic outcomes. My research is based on quantitative methods on cross-sectional and longitudinal, and often, cross-national data.

Recent works
Härkönen, Juho, Bernardi, Fabrizio, & Boertien, Diederik. 2017. Family dynamics and child outcomes: An overview of research and open questions. European Journal of Population

Härkönen, Juho. 2014. Birth order effects on educational attainment and educational transitions in West Germany. European Sociological Review 30(2): 166-179.

Manzoni, Anna, Juho Härkönen and Karl Ulrich Mayer. 2014. Moving on? A growth-curve analysis of occupational attainment and career progression patterns in West Germany. Social Forces 92(4): 1285-1312.

Härkönen, Juho, Kaymakcalan, Hande, Mäki, Pirjo and Taanila, Anja. 2012. Prenatal health, educational attainment, and intergenerational inequality: The Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966 Study. Demography 49(2): 525-552.

Frequently cited
Härkönen, Juho and Dronkers, Jaap. 2006. Stability and change in the educational gradient of divorce. A comparison of seventeen countries. European Sociological Review 22(5): 501-17.

Dronkers, Jaap and Härkönen, Juho. 2008. The intergenerational transmission of divorce in cross-national perspective: results from the Fertility and Families Surveys. Population Studies 62(3): 273-88.

Härkönen, Juho and Erik Bihagen. 2011. Occupational attainment and career progression in Sweden. European Societies 13(3):451-79.


Teaching
I teach a) quantitative methods (such as event history analysis, panel and growth curve analysis, multilevel modelling), b) substantive courses on life course research, demography, stratification, and family sociology, and c) thesis writing.

In addition to Stockholm University and the University of Turku, I have taught these topics at the European University Institute, ENSAE/CREST, Yale University, University of Tampere, and Karolinska Institute.


Publications
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Education is the strongest socio-economic predictor of smoking in pregnancy (2018)
Addiction
Juho Härkönen, Matti Lindberg, Linnea Karlsson, Hasse Karlsson, Noora M. Scheinin
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Diverging destinies in international perspective: Education, single motherhood, and child poverty (2017) Härkönen Juho
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Family dynamics and child outcomes: Key findings and unresolved questions (2017)
European Journal of Population
Härkönen Juho, Bernardi Fabrizio, Boertien Diederik
(
B1 Journal article)

Parbildning och –upplösning (2017) Demografi: Befolkningsperspektiv på samhället Turunen Jani, Härkönen Juho
(
A3 Book chapter)

Parental Separation and School Performance Among Children of Immigrant Mothers in Sweden (2017)
European Journal of Population
Erman Jeylan, Härkönen Juho
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Single-mother poverty: how much do educational differences in single motherhood matter? (2017) Härkönen Juho
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Differences in Parental Separation Effects on School Grades across Immigrant Backgrounds in Sweden (2016) Erman Jeylan, Härkönen Juho
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Double Disadvantage in a Nordic Welfare State: A Demographic Analysis of the Single Mother Employment Gap in Finland, 1987–2011 (2016) Härkönen Juho, Lappalainen Eevi, Jalovaara Marika
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Gender inequalities in occupational prestige across the working life: An analysis of the careers of West Germans and Swedes born from the 1920s to the 1970s (2016)
Advances in Life Course Research
Juho Härkönen, Anna Manzoni, Erik Bihagen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Marital status, education and income in relation to risk of esophageal and gastric cancer by histological type and site (2016)
Cancer
Lagergren Jesper, Andersson Gunnar, Talbäck Mats, Drefahl Sven, Bihagen Erik, Härkönen Juho, Feychting Maria, Ljung Rickard
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The direct and indirect effects of social background on occupational positions in Sweden: New evidence on old questions (2016) Education, Occupation, and Social Origin: A Comparative Analysis of the Transmission of Socio-Economic Inequalities Bihagen Erik, Härkönen Juho
(
A3 Book chapter)

Divorce (2015) Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Juho Härkönen
(
A3 Book chapter)

Vertical and horizontal segregation at labor market entry in Sweden: Birth cohorts 1925-85 (2015) Gender, Education, and Employment: An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions Halldén Karin, Härkönen Juho
(
A3 Book chapter)

Birth order effects on educational attainment and educational transitions in West Germany (2014)
European Sociological Review
Juho Härkönen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Cohort trends in effects of family dynamics on children’s life chances (2014) Michael Gähler, Juho Härkönen, Eva-Lisa Palmtag
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Divorce: Trends, patterns, causes, consequences (2014) The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families Juho Härkönen
(
A3 Book chapter)

Editorial note: Less far from Japan? (2014)
Research On Finnish Society
Juho Härkönen, Antti Kouvo, Mari Toivanen
(
B1 Journal article)

Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce – the Swedish Trend (2014) Michael Gähler, Juho Härkönen
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Könsskillnader i karriärer: utveckling för kvinnor och män födda 1925 till 1981 (2014) Ojämlikhetens dimensioner: uppväxtvillkor, arbete och hälsa i Sverige Erik Bihagen, Juho Härkönen
(
A3 Book chapter)

Lastensaannin vaikutus hyvinvointiin Euroopassa (2014) Eurooppalaiset elinolot Jani Erola, Juho Härkönen
(
A3 Book chapter)


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