Harvey Krahn, PhD (Alberta), MA (Western), BA (Western)

ContTchg Lecturer, Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept


ContTchg Lecturer, Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept
(780) 492-3322
6-24 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4



Research areas: social inequality; work; education; immigration; environment; political behaviour;  research methods

Teaching areas: work; research methods; introductory sociology

Co-PI (with Nancy Galambos, Psychology & Matt Johnson, Human Ecology) of the Edmonton Transitions Study, a 32 year (1985-2017) longitudinal study of school-work, youth-adult and transitions to midlife (see Edmonton Transitions Study link)   


Work, Industry and Canadian Society (8th ed.)
Author(s): Krahn, H.J., K.D. Hughes, & G.S. Lowe
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: Toronto: Nelson Education.

Wanting to be remembered: Intrinsically rewarding work and generativity in early midlife
Author(s): Chen, J., H.J. Krahn, N.L. Galambos, and M.D. Johnson.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Canadian Review of Sociology
Volume: 56
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 30-48

Enlightenment or status defense? Education and social problem concerns from adolescence to midlife
Author(s): Krahn, H. J., A. Chow, N.L. Galambos, and M.D. Johnson
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: British Journal of Sociology of Education
Volume: 39
Issue: 7
Page Numbers: 942-960

Quick, uncertain, and delayed adults: Timing, sequencing, and duration of youth-adult transitions in Canada
Author(s): H.J. Krahn, C. Chai, S. Fang, N.L. Galambos & M.D. Johnson
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Journal of Youth Studies
Volume: 21
Issue: 7
Page Numbers: 905-921

Up, not down: The age curve in happiness from early adulthood to midlife
Author(s): Galambos, N.L., S. Fang, H.J. Krahn, M.D. Johnson, and M.E. Lachman
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Developmental Psychology
Volume: 51
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 1664-1671

Sterilizing the "feeble-minded"; Eugenics in Alberta, Canada, 1929-1972
Author(s): Jana Grekul, Harvey Krahn, Dave Odynak
Publication: Journal of Historical Sociology
Volume: 17
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 358-384
External Link: https://onlinelibrary-wiley-com.login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/doi/10.1111/j.1467-6443.2004.00237.x