Asta Breinholt Lund

Asta Breinholt

Postdoctoral Fellow, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research.
Postdoctoral Fellow Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Copenhagen
Research Interests:  Dr. Breinholt's research focuses on the mechanisms of intergenerational transmission. Her Ph.D.-thesis analyzed how parental education affects parenting, how parenting in turn affects children's skills, and how children convert these skills into educational success. Her current work examines the relationships between genetic inheritance, parents' socioeconomic resources, parenting, and children's outcomes.

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Breinholt, Asta, and Mads Meier Jæger. 2020. "How does cultural capital affect educational performance: Signals or skills?" The British Journal of Sociology, 71(1): 28-46.

Breinholt, Asta. 2018. The Role of Parenting in the Intergenerational Transmission of Education. Ph.D. Thesis. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen.

Hjorth-Trolle, A., and Asta Breinholt. 2017. "Forældreinvesteringer og social ulighed" ["Parental Investments and Social Inequality"]." In Social arv og social ulighed [Social Inheritance and Social Inequality] edited by Ploug, Niel. København: Hans Reitzel..

Wahler, S., S. Buchholz, and Asta Breinholt. 2017. "Childcare arrangements at preschool age and later child outcomes in Denmark: The role of maternal education and type of care." In Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality: An international perspective edited by Blossfeld, H, P, Kulic, N., Skopek, J., and Triventi, M.. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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