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?

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 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

Why do some stroke patients live longer than others?

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.” … Mer Why do some stroke patients live longer than others?

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?

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