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?
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?
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
By: Kieron Barclay & Martin Kolk When is the best time to have another baby? This is a question that might intrigue parents planning to have more kids. But does it really matter for long-term outcomes in Sweden? In our new study, we find – in contrast to previous research – that birth spacing actually … Mer The spacing between siblings doesn’t matter
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
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