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

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept


Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Arts - Sociology Dept
5-21 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4


Area of Study / Keywords

life course research social inequality work education immigration


I joined the Sociology department in 1983 and retired in 2020. I served as Director of the Population Research Laboratory for 6 years (1987-1993), as Sociology Chair for 8 years (2006 till 2014), as Associate Dean of Arts (Research) for 3 years (1999-2002) and as Acting Dean of Arts for six months in 2002. My primary teaching areas were in the sociology of work, statistics, research methods, and introductory sociology. My research has focused primarily on life course transitions, social inequality, labour market changes, immigration, and environmental and political attitudes, although other topics have captured my attention as well.


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 and youth-adult and transitions, and most recently, transitions to midlife: http://edmontontransitionsstudy.weebly.com/


Featured Publications

Berardi, L., S. Bucerius, K.D. Haggerty & H. Krahn

Social Science and Medicine . 2021 February; (published on line)

Krahn, H.J., M.D. Johnson & N.L. Galombos

Work and Occupations. 2020 July; 48 (2)

Galambos, N.L., Krahn, H.J., Johnson, M.D. & Lachman, M.E.

Perspectives on Psychological Science. 2020 May; 15 (4)

Krahn, H.J., K.D. Hughes, & G.S. Lowe

Toronto: Nelson Education.. 2020 January;

Krahn, H. J., A. Chow, N.L. Galambos, and M.D. Johnson

British Journal of Sociology of Education. 2018 January; 39 (7)

H.J. Krahn, C. Chai, S. Fang, N.L. Galambos & M.D. Johnson

Journal of Youth Studies. 2018 January; 21 (7)

Jana Grekul, Harvey Krahn, Dave Odynak

Journal of Historical Sociology. 2004 July; 17 (4)