Dr Erzsébet Bukodi

Erzsébet Bukodi is an Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Policy and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, The Oxford Martin School. She joined the Department in January 2012. Erzsébet previously worked as Research Director of the National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the Institute of Education, University of London. Prior to this, she was a senior research fellow in the Department of Sociology, University of Bamberg, Germany, a Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, and was Head of Section of Social Stratification in the Department of Social Statistics of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest. 

She has been Principle Investigator of an ESRC research project on the role of education in intergenerational social mobility in the UK. Currently she is Principle Investigator of a University of Oxford Fell Fund project on changing role of social origins in educational attainment in Europe from a historical and comparative perspective and a Nuffield Foundation project on social origins, cognitive ability and educational attainment from a birth cohort and life-course perspective.

Erzsébet's research interests include: educational inequalities, educational policies and institutions, social mobility, different aspects of life-course analysis, labour market inequalities, labour market policies; family dynamics, comparative research, quantitative research methods.

Bukodi, E. (2017) "Cumulative Inequalities over the Life-Course: Life-long Learning and Social Mobility in Britain", Journal of Social Policy 46: 367-404. doi: 10.1017/S0047279416000635.

Bukodi, E., Goldthorpe, J.H., Joshi, H. and Waller, L. (2017) "Why have relative rates of class mobility become more equal among women in Britain?", The British Journal of Sociology  . doi: DOI: 10.1111/1468-4446.12274.

Bukodi, E., Eibl, F. and associates (2017) "Linking the macro to the micro: a multidimensional approach to educational inequalities in four European countries", European Societies. doi: doi.org/10.1080/14616696.2017.1329934.

Bukodi, E., Goldthorpe, J. H.; Kuha, J. (2017) "The pattern of social fluidity within the British class structure: a topological model", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Statistics in Society, Series A) 180: 841-862. doi: 0964–1998/17/180000.

Gugushvili, A., Bukodi, E. and Goldthorpe, J.H. (2017) "The Direct Effect of Social Origins on Social Mobility Chances: ‘Glass Floors’ and ‘Glass Ceilings’ in Britain ", European Sociological Review 33: 2 305-316. doi:  10.1093/esr/jcx043.

Bukodi, E., Goldthorpe, J.H.; Halpin, B., Waller, L. (2016) "Is Education Now Class Destiny? Class Histories across Three British Birth Cohorts", European Sociological Review  . 32: 835-849. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcw041.

Bukodi, E. and Goldthorpe, J.H. (2016) "Educational attainment - relative or absolute - as a mediator of intergenerational class mobility in Britain", Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 43: 5-15. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2015.01.003.

 

Bukodi, E., Goldthorpe, J. H., Waller, L. and Kuha, J. (2015) "The mobility problem in Britain: new findings from the analysis of birth cohort data", The British Journal of Sociology 66: 1 93 - 117. doi: 10.1111/1468-4446.12096.

Bukodi, E., Erikson, R. and Goldthorpe. J.H. (2014) "The effects of social origins and cognitive ability on educational attainment: Evidence from Britain and Sweden", Acta Sociologica 57:293-310. doi: 10.1177/0001699314543803.

Bukodi, E. and Goldthorpe, J. H. (2013) "Decomposing ‘social origins’: The effects of parents’ class, status and education on the educational attainment of their children", European Sociological Review 29: 5 1024-1039.

Bukodi, E. (2012) "Serial cohabitation among men: does work history matters?", European Journal of Population 28 441-466.

Bukodi, E. (2012) "The relationship between work history and partnership formation in cohorts of British men born in 1958 and 1970", Population Studies 66 123-145.

Bukodi, E. and Dex, S. (2012) "The effects of part-time work on women’s occupational mobility in Britain: Evidence from the 1958 birth cohort study", National Institute Economic Review 222 R20-R37.

Bukodi, E. and Goldthorpe, J. H. (2010) "Market versus meritocracy: Hungary as a critical case’", European Sociological Review 26 655-674

Bukodi, E. and Dex, S. (2010) "Bad start: is there a way up? Gender differences in the effect of initial occupation on early career mobility in Britain", European Sociological Review 26 431-446.

 

 

Erzsébet is interested in supervising DPhil students who intend to work on any of the following broad themes: 

educational inequalities and educational institutions/policies; 
social mobility; 
inequalities over the life-course; 
family background and life-course outcomes;
labour market careers and labour market policies;
transition from school to work; 
linking macro-processes to individual outcomes. 

  • Linking the macro to the micro: a multidimensional approach to educational inequalities in four European countries

  • Wastage of talent? Social origins, cognitive ability and educational attainment in Britain

  • Why have relative rates of class mobility become more equal among women in Britain?

  • The pattern of social fluidity within the British class structure: a topological model

  • Cumulative Inequalities over the Life-Course: Life-long Learning and Social Mobility in Britain

  • The Direct Effect of Social Origins on Social Mobility Chances: 'Glass Floors' and 'Glass Ceilings' in Britain

  • Is Education Now Class Destiny? Class Histories across Three British Birth Cohorts

  • Educational attainment - relative or absolute - as a mediator of intergenerational class mobility in Britain

  • The mobility problem in Britain: new findings from the analysis of birth cohort data.

  • The effects of social origins and cognitive ability on educational attainment: Evidence from Britain and Sweden

  • More
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