The OPENFLUX project is concerned with societal openness, normative flux, and the social modification of heritability. It lies at the intersection of sociology, demography and behavior genetics.
- The project's objectives are to study change in genetic and environmental influences on socioeconomic and demographic outcomes.
- We will study change across three dimensions: birth cohorts, life course stages, and generations.
- Outcomes of interest includes, but are not limited to, socioeconomic outcomes such as educational attainment, test scores, school grades, occupational status, income and wealth. Demographic outcomes include choice of union type, divorce, timing of fertility and marriage, number of children born and others.
- To these ends, we will use register data combined with both twin/family data and molecular genetic data sources. The twin/family data is already in house and ready for analysis. We are in the process of obtaining the molecular genetic data combined with register information.
The project has a network of international collaborators.
- Prof. Melinda Mills, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
- Prof. Dalton Conley, Princeton University
- Prof. Jeremy Freese, Stanford University
Advisory Board Members
The project also has appointed an advisory board.
- Prof. Elizabeth Thomson, Stockholm University
- Prof. Wendy Johnson, University of Edinburgh
- Prof. Erik Turkheimer, University of Virginia
- Prof. K. Paige Harden, University of Texas-Austin
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 818420).
July 2019 - 30 June 2024