Tomás Cano

Sociologist, University of Frankfurt 

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Tempelhof, Berlin, 2017. 

Welcome to my website. I am Postdoctoral researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Miterbeiter - TV-L 13/3) at Goethe University of Frankfurt, affiliate to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Australia) and Early Career Fellow 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 the life course 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 social inequalities. I am particularly interested in the study of how gender and class inequalities emerge during the early years of life, and what are the micro-causal-mechanisms explaining such a process. 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.