The Swedish version of Pathways to Success Project will be starting up during 2015. Erik Olsson is the project-leader and he will work together with Alireza Behtoui.
The international ELITES, Pathways to Success research group studies the (upcoming) elites in different national and international projects. In the different national Pathways to Success projects we study success trajectories and intergenerational social mobility among - mostly still invisible - upcoming elite. Graduates who are now working in a professional position or people who successfully started their own business. Compared to their parents they usually made a huge intergenerational mobility leap. We are interested in their views on success and explanations of their own success. With Pathways to Success we hope to further unravel, both for academic and policy purposes, mechanisms that shape and define success.