Tomás Cano

Sociologist, Goethe University of Frankfurt 


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Welcome to my website. I am Postdoctoral researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Miterbeiter - TV-L 13/3) at Goethe University of Frankfurt, and Research Fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Brisbane). I did my PhD at DemoSoc Research Unit (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona) between 2015 and 2019. I was visiting scholar at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin), The University of Queensland (Australia), University of Cologne (Germany),  and University College of London (UK).

My research focuses on the study of class and gender inequalities over the life course and across generations. In my PhD I analysed two channels through which parents transmit advantage to their children: time and emotional investments. Currently, I am working on several projects analysing how different patterns of demographic and work behavior affect social inequalities.  Empirically, I use quantitative methods for causal analysis and large scale datasets such as the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, the German Socio-Economic Panel or Time-Use Surveys. 

My research has been published in journals like Journal of Marriage and Family, European Sociological Review, or Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicasand awarded by the European Commission, the International Sogiological Association, the Sociological Association of Madrid, and Pompeu Fabra University.


[Photo by Natalie Efinger]