Why do some stroke patients live longer than others?

Author: Amber Beckley The Stockholm University Demography Unit, SUDA, at the Department of Sociology recently invited Anna Meyer to give a talk on her award-winning master’s thesis, “Having children is associated with a longer survival after ischemic stroke. A population-based cohort study of 62,580 Swedes over the age of 65.” Anna’s thesis was voted the Best Thesis of … Mer Why do some stroke patients live longer than others?

Meet our new blog editors – introducing Amber Beckley and Allison Geerts

Dr. Amber Beckley and PhD Student Allison Geerts recently became the two new editors of this blog. Along with communicator Leila Zoubir who has worked with Socioblog since it’s start in 2017, they will provide the blog with content in the forms of interviews, summaries of own research, comments etc. Dr. Amber Beckley studies the … Mer Meet our new blog editors – introducing Amber Beckley and Allison Geerts

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