Stefan Svallfors is professor of sociology at Umeå University, Sweden. His research deals mainly with the comparative study of attitudes and values and their links to social structure and institutions. His current research focuses on class differences in attitudes in Sweden, Britain, Germany, and the United States.
Sara Arber is head of the school of human sciences at the University of Surrey, where she was promoted to a personal chair in 1994. She is codirector of the Centre for Research on Aging and Gender (CRAG). Professor Arber's research focuses on gender and class inequalities in health and on aging and later life.
Tony Atkinson is the warden, Nuffield College, Oxford University. Sir Tony Atkinson's major research field is public economics, and his current research topics are economics of income distribution and poverty microeconomics. He also has been working on the distribution of income, on the interrelation between social policy and the macroeconomy, and on the economics of poverty, social exclusion, and the welfare state.
John Goldthorpe is Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford University. Dr. Goldthorpe's intellectual interests lie in social stratification and mobility, sociological theory, sociological methodology, and the relationship between theory and research. He is one of the leading figures in the analysis of social classes and mobility.
Karl Ulrich Mayer is professor of sociology at Yale University and director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Karl Ulrich Mayer has done empirical quantitative research on, among else, images of society, intergenerational social mobility, vocation training, higher education, job shifts and career mobility, labor market segmentation, women's employment, and family demography.
Annemette Sørensen is a sociologist specializing in the study of gender stratification in North America and Europe. She is a lecturer at the department of sociology at Harvard University. Her current research is a comparative study of economic inequality between men and women in Europe and the United States toward the end of the 20th century.