Journal Papers


Papers in peer-reviewed journals

Jæger, Mads Meier and Ea Hoppe Blaabæk. 2021. "Local Historical Context and Multigenerational Socioeconomic Attainment." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility (link) (replication data*,**)

Jæger, Mads Meier and Ea Hoppe Blaabæk. 2020. "Inequality in learning opportunities during Covid-19: Evidence from library takeout." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 68: 1-5 (link) (replication data*,**)

Blaabæk, Ea Hoppe, Mads Meier Jæger, and Joseph Molitoris. 2020. "Family Size and Educational Attainment: Cousins, Contexts, and Compensation." European Journal of Population, 36: 575-600 (link) (replication data**)

Breinholt, Asta and Mads Meier Jæger. 2020. "Cultural Capital, Teacher Bias, and Educational Performance." British Journal of Sociology, 71: 28-46 (link) (replication data**)

Hjorth-Trolle, Anders, Anders Holm, and Mads Meier Jæger. 2019. "Signals, Educational Decision Making, and Inequality." European Sociological Review, 35(4): 447-460 (link) (replication data *,**)

Jæger, Mads Meier. 2019. "Religion and Aggregate Support for Redistribution." Acta Sociologica, 62(3): 251-269 (link) (replication data)

Jæger, Mads Meier. 2019. "Hello Beautiful? The Effect of Interviewer Physical Attractiveness on Cooperation Rates and Survey Responses." Sociological Methods and Research, 48(1): 156-184 (link) (replication data)

Christensen, Vibeke T. and Mads Meier Jæger. 2018. "Weight and social comparison: Does the weight of a stranger affect a person's perception of their own weight?" Health Psychology Open, July-December 2018: 1-9 (link [open access]) (replication data)

Jæger, Mads Meier and Kristian Karlson. 2018. "Cultural Capital and Educational Inequality: A Counterfactual Analysis". Sociological Science, 5: 775-795. (link [open access]) (replication data**)

Jæger, Mads Meier and Stine Møllegaard. 2017. "Cultural capital, teacher bias, and educational success. New evidence from monozygotic twins." Social Science Research, 65: 130-144 (link) (replication data**)

Jæger, Mads Meier and Richard Breen. 2016. “A Dynamic Model of Cultural Reproduction.” American Journal of Sociology, 121(4): 1079-1115. (link) (replication data)

Pedersen, Stine Møllegaard, and Mads Meier Jæger. 2015. "The Effect of Grandparents' Economic, Cultural, and Social Capital on Grandchildren's Educational Success." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 42: 11-19 (link [open access]) (replication data**)

Etcoff, Nancy, Nabanita Datta-Gupta, and Mads Meier Jæger. 2015. "Beauty in Mind: The Effects of Physical Attractiveness on Psychological Well-being and Distress." Journal of Happiness Studies (link) (replication data)

Jæger, Mads Meier and Tally Katz-Gerro. 2015. “Does Women’s Preference for Highbrow Culture Begin in the Family? Comparing Leisure Participation Among Brothers and Sisters.” Leisure Sciences, 37(5): 415-430 (link [open access]) (replication data)

Andersen, Ida Gran and Mads Meier Jæger. 2015. “Cultural Capital in Context: Heterogeneous Returns to Cultural Capital across Schooling Environments.” Social Science Research, 50: 177-188. (link [open access]) (replication data [big file!])

Breen, Richard, Herman van de Werfhorst, Herman, and Mads Meier Jæger. 2014. "Deciding under Doubt: A Theory of Risk Aversion, Time Discounting Preferences and Educational Decision Making.” European Sociological Review, 30(2): 258-270. (link) (replication data)

Dinesen, Peter T. and Mads Meier Jæger. 2013. “The Effect of Terror on Institutional Trust: New Evidence From the 11/3 Madrid Terrorist Attack.” Political Psychology, 34(6): 917-926. (link) (replication data)

Holm, Anders, Mads Meier Jæger, Kristian Karlson, and David Reimer. 2013. “Incomplete Equalization: The Effect of Tracking in Secondary Education on Educational Inequality.” Social Science Research, 42(6): 1431-1442. (link) (replication data*)

Jæger, Mads Meier. 2013. “The effect of macroeconomic and social conditions on the demand for redistribution: A pseudo-panel approach.” Journal of European Social Policy, 23(2): 147-161. (link) (replication data)

Katz-Gerro, Tally and Mads Meier Jæger. 2013. “Top of the Pops, Ascend of the Omnivore, Defeat of the Couch Potato: Modeling Change in Cultural Consumption.” European Sociological Review, 29(2): 243-260. (link) (replication data)

Jæger, Mads Meier. 2012. “The Extended Family and Children’s Educational Success.” American Sociological Review, 77(6): 903-922. (Honorable Mention for the 2013 James Coleman Award for the Best Article in the field of Sociology of Education, American Sociological Association) (link) (replication data)

Tutenges, Sébastien, Mads Meier Jæger, and Morten Hesse. 2012. “The influence of guides on alcohol consumption among young tourists at a nightlife resort.” American Journal of Addictions, 21: S72-S76. (link) (replication data**)

Jæger, Mads Meier and Anders Holm. 2012. “Conformists or Rebels? Relative Risk Aversion, Educational Decisions, and Social Class Reproduction.” Rationality and Society, 24(2): 221-253. (link) (replication data)

Karlson, Kristian B. og Mads Meier Jæger. 2011. “Kassen, kulturen og kontakterne: Økonomisk, kulturel og social kapital i to generationer.” [Money, Culture, and Contacts: Economic, Cultural, and Social Capital in Two Generations] Dansk Sociologi, 22(3): 61-80. (link)

Jæger, Mads M. 2011. “Does Cultural Capital Really Affect Academic Achievement? New Evidence from Combined Sibling and Panel Data.” Sociology of Education 84(4): 281-298.

(Reprinted in Murphy, M. 2013. (Ed.). Social Theory and Education Research, Vol. 1. London: Sage.) (link) (replication data)

Holm, Anders and Mads Meier Jæger. 2011. “Dealing with Selection Bias in Educational Transition Models: The Bivariate Probit Model.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29(3): 311-322. (link) (replication data)

Jæger, Mads M. 2011. “‘A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever’? Returns to Physical Attractiveness over the Life Course.” Social Forces, 89(3): 983-1003. (link) (replication data)

Jæger, Mads M. and Tally Katz-Gerro. 2010. “The Rise of the Eclectic Cultural Consumer in Denmark, 1964-2004.” The Sociological Quarterly, 51(3): 460-483. (link) (replication data)

Jæger, Mads M. 2009. “United but divided: Welfare regimes and the level and variance in public support for redistribution.” European Sociological Review, 25(6): 723-737. (link)

Jæger, Mads Meier 2009. “Equal Access but Unequal Outcomes: Cultural Capital and Educational Choice in a Meritocratic Society.” Social Forces, 87(4): 1943-1971. (link)

Jæger, Mads Meier 2009. “Sibship Size and Educational Attainment: A Joint Test of the Confluence Model and the Resource Dilution Hypothesis.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 27(1): 1-12.

Holm, Anders and Mads Meier Jæger, Mads M. 2008. “Does Relative Risk Aversion Explain Educational Inequality? A Dynamic Choice Approach.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 26(3): 199-219.

Jæger, Mads Meier 2008. “Do large sibships really lead to lower educational attainment? New evidence from quasi-experimental variation in couples’ reproductive capacity.” Acta Sociologica, 51(3): 217-235.

Jæger, Mads Meier 2008. “Does Left-Right Orientation have a Causal Effect on Support for Redistribution? Causal Analysis with Cross-Sectional Data using Instrumental Variables.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 20(3): 363-374.

Holm, Anders and Mads MeierJæger. 2008. “Livsformer i Danmark: Udbredelse og udviklingstendenser 1981-2005.” [Life Modes in Denmark: Frequency and Change 1981-2005] Dansk Sociologi, 19(1): 31-53.

Fridell, Mats, Morten Hesse, Mads Meier Jæger, and Eckart Kühlhorn. 2008. “Antisocial personality disorder as a predictor of criminal behaviour in drug abusers.” Addictive Behaviors, 33(6): 799-811.

Jæger, Mads Meier. 2007. “Economic and Social Returns to Educational Choices: Extending the Utility Function.” Rationality and Society, 19(4): 451-483.

Jæger, Mads Meier 2007. “Educational mobility across three generations: The changing impact of social class, economic, cultural, and social capital.” European Societies, 9(4): 527-550.

Jæger, Mads Meier and Anders Holm. 2007. “Does Parents’ Economic, Cultural, and Social Capital Explain the Social Class Effect on Educational Attainment in the Scandinavian Mobility Regime?” Social Science Research, 36: 719-744.

Jæger, Mads Meier. 2006. “What makes people support public responsibility for welfare provision: Self-interest or political ideology?” Acta Sociologica, 49(3): 321-338.

Jæger, Mads Meier 2006. “Welfare regimes and attitudes towards redistribution: The regime hypothesis revisited.” European Sociological Review, 22(2): 157-170.

Jæger, Mads Meier and Anders Holm. 2004. “Penge, (ud)dannelse, forbindelser eller brains: En test af fire forældreressourcers betydning for unges uddannelsesvalg i Danmark.” [Money, Education, Connections, or Brains: A Test of the Impact of Four Types of Parental Resources on Educational Choices in Denmark] Dansk Sociologi, 15(3): 67-84.

Jæger, Mads Meier and Jon Kvist. 2003. “Pressures on State Welfare in Post-industrial Societies: Is More or Less Better?” Social Policy and Administration, 37(6): 555-572.

Jæger, Mads Meier. 2000. “T. H. Marshall og det moderne medborgerskab.” [T.H. Marshall and Modern Citizenship] Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning, 3(4): 219-233.

Kvist, Jon and Mads Meier Jæger. 2000. “The Eclipse of the Welfare State.” Governance, 13(3): 419-424.

Jæger, Mads Meier og Jon Kvist. 2000. “Skiftende forestillinger om velfærdsstatens kriser.” [Changing Perceptions of the Crises of the Welfare State] Nordisk Social Arbeid, 20(4): 218-226.


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