Legislation is not enough to stop female genital mutilation/cutting

A new study by researchers from the London School of Economics and Stockholm University Demography Unit shows that a legal ban on female genital mutilation/cutting might not be enough – on its own – to stop this harmful practice. The study compares Mali and Mauritania, two countries where the practice is widespread but with different histories of legislation. … Mer Legislation is not enough to stop female genital mutilation/cutting

The Syrian-born in Sweden – who are they?

Who are the Syrians in Sweden? Today, the Syrian-born population is the largest immigrant group in Sweden. Compared with the demographics for this group in 2010, a larger share of the Syrian-born now have a higher education. They are also younger and less geographically concentrated, according to a new book chapter written by demographers Siddartha Aradhya and Eleonora Mussino. … Mer The Syrian-born in Sweden – who are they?

Do separated parents really spend less time with their children?

A new study in Sociology based on Danish data, shows that the link between family type and how much time parents spend with their children, is more complex than what has previously been shown. Although parents in non-traditional families at first glance tend to spend less time with their children, this can to a large … Mer Do separated parents really spend less time with their children?

New research project on crime and victimization across life

  Author: Gerda Neyer Dr. Amber L. Beckley recently received a 3-year research grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond to study ”Childhood psychosocial and environmental predictors of crime and victimization across life”. (2.875 mil kr). Dr Gerda Neyer sat down to talk about her research project. Gerda Neyer: You received a grant to study how childhood experiences … Mer New research project on crime and victimization across life

New member of the Department of Sociology studies race, ethnicity, and immigrant inclusion

Author: Amber Beckley Dr. Andrea Voyer is a newly appointed associate professor (In Swedish: docent) at the Sociology Department. Her work focuses on processes of social inclusion and exclusion on the basis of immigration, race, and class. I sat down with Andrea to ask her about what brought her to SU and her research agenda. … Mer New member of the Department of Sociology studies race, ethnicity, and immigrant inclusion

New research project on segregation in Sweden

Author: Amber Beckley  Dr. Bo Malmberg, of the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University, is the Principal Investigator of the research program “The Neighborhood Revisited: Spatial polarization and social cohesion in contemporary Sweden” which received 40.24 million kronor from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences). This is a 6-year research … Mer New research project on segregation in Sweden