Fake news are not ”news” – fueling populism since 1917

 Author: Serena Coppolino Perfumi The debate has become highly heated in recent times, but misinformation, fake news, and alternative facts have always existed. And we are still paying the price for the consequences of some of them. The topic of fake news exploded when scholars pointed out the impact they had on recent political events like … Mer Fake news are not ”news” – fueling populism since 1917

Why are there so many single households in Sweden?

Author: Gunnar Andersson There seems to be some curiosity outside Sweden over the statistics on single households in this country. Comparable statistics tend to suggest that Sweden is a country of lone wolves, with a lot of people living as singles in households of their own. The theme has also been on display in film, … Mer Why are there so many single households in Sweden?

Why marry a married man? Better marriage prospects for children in Ethiopia whose dad has several wives

Author: Caroline Uggla Having a mother who is married to a man who has at least one other wife – that is, polygynously married – can be better than having parents who are married monogamously for some children in Ethiopia. At least for outcomes such as child survival, education and marriage. But how children fare … Mer Why marry a married man? Better marriage prospects for children in Ethiopia whose dad has several wives

Why Sweden was ready for Metoo

Author: Signe Svallfors, PhD student in Demography at Stockholm University and active in RFSU (the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, IPPF Sweden) No-one can have missed the massive wave of societal debate on sexual violence and harrassment against women that awakened in October 2017 through Metoo. The campaign has gained such global impact that debaters … Mer Why Sweden was ready for Metoo

Terrorist attacks can lead to increased ethnic segregation – but only for a short while

Authors: Christofer Edling, Jens Rydgren and Rickard Sandell After suffering terrorist attacks cities like Stockholm, London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, New York, among others, reacted in the same way: by returning to normality as fast as possible. However, resilience is often an attribute made by journalists covering the aftermath of attacks. Scientific evidence of resilience … Mer Terrorist attacks can lead to increased ethnic segregation – but only for a short while

How parental background is connected with children’s pathways into adult life

Author: Outi Sirniö Labor market integration and family formation patterns are considered the key life events in the transition to adulthood. In our recent study, we show that not only single events during early adulthood, but also life courses as a whole are differentiated by childhood living conditions. Children brought up in families with high … Mer How parental background is connected with children’s pathways into adult life