Stockholm University
Department of Sociology, Stockholm University

Demography Unit, Stockholm University

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Elizabeth Thomson

Curriculum Vitae
(Updated 2014-04-07)

Elizabeth Thomson (Ph.D., sociology, University of Washington USA, 1979) is Professor Emerita of Demography, Stockholm University, and Professor of Sociology Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She directs the Linnaeus Center for Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe.

She has conducted research on couple childbearing decisions, family structure and child well-being, sterilization, stepfamily childbearing and adolescent sexuality. In recent years, much of her research has focused on comparative European family demography. Current projects include the relationship between education and the family life course in Europe, family structure and child well-being in Sweden, and the implications of union instability for fertility. She has held numerous grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and several Swedish agencies, including awards from the Swedish Research Council for long-term support of leading researchers and for the Linnaeus Center. Professor Thomson is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Elizabeth Thomson

Department of Sociology
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

Room B960
Office phone: +46 8 16 30 31

Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Office phone: +1 608 262 2182


Latest update: March 4 2010
Responsible: Elizabeth Thomson