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