Tomás Cano

Sociologist, University of Frankfurt 


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Tempelhof, Berlin, 2017. 

Welcome to my website. I am research scientist at Goethe University of Frankfurt (Germany), affiliate to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Australia) and Early Career Scholar 2020-2021 of the Work & Family Research Network (United States). Previously, I worked as a PhD candidate at DemoSoc Research Unit (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona), and was visiting scholar at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin), and Universities of Queensland, Cologne, and College of London.

My research focuses on the study of class and gender inequalities over time and across generations. In my PhD I analysed two channels through which parents (particularly fathers) 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 family dynamics, child development, and social inequalities. Empirically, I use a variety of techniques, primarily 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.  I also have extensive experience using qualitative methods. Most recently, I used computational, mixed methods.  

My research has been published in journals like European Sociological Review or Journal of Marriage and Family, where I am also part of the editorial board.  I have co-edited a book on fatherhood (in Spanish). Results of these studies were featured in outlets like The Economist; and awarded by the International Sogiological Association, the Spanish Research Council, the Sociological Association of Madrid, and Pompeu Fabra University.