Nhat An Trinh

Nhat An is a doctoral student and research officer at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. She also occasionally partakes in the department's undergraduate and graduate teaching activities.

Using quantitative methodology, Nhat An's current work contributes to research on social stratification and mobility - in terms of trends, causes, and effects. She is further interested in understanding the patterns and timing of the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage across individuals' life course. Her research to date can be divided into three major strands:

  1. The precise estimation of the association between individuals' social origin and social destination across time and space.
  2. The role of changing labour markets and their institutions for the reproduction of socio-economic inequalities across generations.
  3. The effects of inequality and social mobility on subjective wellbeing.

Nhat An's research has been published in leading journals in sociology, including the European Sociological Review and Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. It is made possible by the generous support of the German National Academic Foundation. Nhat An holds a MSc in Comparative Social Policy (Distinction) from the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. Before coming to the UK, she studied for a BA in Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. 

Betthäuser, B., Kaiser, C., and Trinh, N. A. 2021. ‘Regional Variation in Inequality of Educational Opportunity across Europe’, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, pp. 1-3, all authors contributed equally. https://doi.org/10.1177/23780231211019890

Trinh, N. A., and Bukodi, E. 2021. ‘Intergenerational Class Mobility of Labour Market Entrants in Germany and the UK since the 1950s’, European Sociological Review, pp. 1-17, in print. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcab028

Kaiser, C., and Trinh, N. A. 2021. ‘Positional, Mobility, and Reference Effects: How Does Social Class Affect Life Satisfaction in Europe?’, European Sociological Review, pp.1-18, in print. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcaa067