Tomás Cano

Sociologist, University of Frankfurt 


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Tempelhof, Berlin, 2017. 

Welcome to my website. I am Postdoctoral researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at Goethe University of Frankfurt, 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 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 Sociológicas; featured in outlets like The Economist; and awarded by the International Sogiological Association, the Sociological Association of Madrid, and Pompeu Fabra University.