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

High ambitions but lacking contacts can be a health risk

Author: Alexander Miething Young adults with non-Swedish background suffer more often from worse mental health than their peers without immigrant background. In particular, young adults with Iranian parents experience depressive symptoms more often. This can be explained by a combination of high ambitions and lacking certain occupational contacts. These are the results of a new … Mer High ambitions but lacking contacts can be a health risk

Maternal age is not related to poorer child health

Author: Kieron Barclay Does the age of the mother at the time of pregnancy and childbirth affect the health of the baby? This is a question that may intrigue many parents and potential parents in Sweden, particularly given that the average age at which mothers give birth in Sweden has increased from less than 27 in the early 1970s to around 31 today. … Mer Maternal age is not related to poorer child health

This is how family change affects children

By: Juho Härkönen Recent decades of family change have seen increases in cohabitation rather than marriage, family dissolution, step-family formation and joint residential custody. Children are involved in many of these increasingly common family transitions and family forms. In the 2000s, the share of children born to lone mothers varied between less than 5 % in … Mer This is how family change affects children

Diffuse feelings of uncertainty can hinder couples from having children

By: Chiara Ludovica Comolli Recessions and economic crises are well known to make people postpone life-changing decisions, such as having children. In a new study in Demographic Research, I conclude that couples postpone childbearing not only because they are insecure about their future job or income stability but, on top of that, also because they … Mer Diffuse feelings of uncertainty can hinder couples from having children