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

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