2008-12-05 Two more grants to SUDA; congratulations to Gunnar Andersson and Sara Ström

On December 4 Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council) announced a five-year research support to “Register-based Research in Nordic Demography”, directed by Associate Professor Gunnar Andersson. The research will be financed through The Swedish Initiative for research on Microdata in the Social and Medical Sciences (SIMSAM), with aim to conduct research based on the extensive, and from an international perspective unique, Swedish population registers.

Ph.D Sara Ström has received a grant from IFAU (the Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation) to conduct register based research on “Occupational Characteristics and the Gendered causes of Internal Migration”.

2008-11-21 Two substantial FAS grants to SUDA this year

Two SUDA scholars recently received substantial grants from FAS (Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research). Professor Eva Bernhardt was awarded a three-year grant, "Equality in the home and modern family patterns: Analyses of Swedish panel data in the 21st century."

Associate Professor Gunnar Andersson received a three-year grant to conduct research on "Welfare, labor market attachment and family dynamics".

2008-07-03 Linnaeus grant to SUDA

On June 18, The Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet, announced long term research support to a new Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe. The new center will be hosted at the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA) and be directed by Professor Elizabeth Thomson. It brings together experts on social policy and family demography from the Department of Sociology, the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), and the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University. The research center also involves a number of international scholars.

In their motivation, the Research Council stressed that this new center offers the possibility to combine expertise in social policy with that in demography, which provides the basis for much better insight into various links between social and family policy and family-demographic behavior. On the international research scene, the center will profit from its access to excellent Nordic population-register data.

2008-05-16 The launch of the YAPS homepage

The homepage of the SUDA based longitudinal database 'Young Adult Panel Study' (YAPS, previously known as 'Familj och arbetsliv på 2000-talet') is up and running. Please visit it at http://www.suda.su.se/yaps/

2008-02-21 Congratulations to Ann-Zofie Duvander

January 21 SUDA's Ann-Zofi Duvander became a docent (associate professor).

2008-02-07 Visitors at SUDA

Currently we have three Ph. D. Students visiting SUDA; Arieke Rijken from the Netherlands, Jennifer Holland from the United States and Kenneth Aarskaug Wiik from Norway. More information about them and their areas of interest can be found here.

2008-01-16 Two new courses this semester; Research methods (Master's thesis proposal) and Data Preparation for Life Course Analysis (using STATA).

SUDA proudly presents two new courses this semester. Research methods (Master's thesis proposal) is directed to master's students in demography or other disciplines and is on half time during the latter part of the semester. More information can be found here. Data Preparation for Life Course Analysis (using STATA) is directed to students in sociology, economics, demography, or political science who have a basic understanding of event history techniques. More information can be found here and here.