FamiliesAndSocieties: New EU Project
FamiliesAndSocieties is coordinated by Associate Professor Livia Sz. Oláh of SPaDE and the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA). The project is funded from February 2013 for four years with about 6.5 million EUR in EU contribution.
Karin Tesching, "Education and Fertility: Dynamic Interrelations between Women's Educational Level, Educational Field and Fertility in Sweden". The thesis was defended at Stockholm University on February 6, 2012.
My New Desk, Stockholm University, 2012-02-22 (In Swedish only)
Cision Wire, Stockholm Univeristy, 2012-02-22 (In Swedish only)
Pressrum, Stockholm University, 2012-02-22 (In Swedish only)
Connection identified between occupation and family formation
There is a connection between people's occupations and their tendency to start a family. Most likely to have children are people who work in the public sector, have a highly qualified occupation, or work in the education or healthcare industries. Least likely are those who work in the private sector, in a low-qualified occupation or other occupation not related to education or healthcare. Sofi Ohlsson has studied the childbearing tendencies of people in about 30 different occupational groups. Several media outlets have reported on the findings:
LO tidningen, 2011-05-25
Attitudes towards equality determine the length of parental leave
Men's attitudes towards equality have an impact on the length of their parental leave. However, women's attitudes do not follow the same pattern – equal women stay at home for a long time. Ann-Zofie Duvander has studied whether attitudes towards children and equality have any impact on the length of parental leave.
Elizabeth Thomson on the research at SPaDE
For people who want to have multiple children, it might be good to start early. The question is what the politicians can do to make it attractive for young people to settle down at a time when fertility rates are going down because more and more people choose to postpone having children. Elizabeth Thomson is interviewed in the book Det våras för familjen about the research being conducted at SPaDE.
Gerda Neyer on assisted insemination
Do artificial insemination and prenatal diagnosis give women more power to decide over their own bodies, or are they in fact a step towards stricter control of women's bodies? Gerda Neyer has studied different currents in the feminist debate and talks about her research in the journal Moderna Läkare.
Men's careers determine where couples move
Couples seem to move more often in order to benefit the man's career than they do to benefit the woman's career. Sara Ström and Maria Brandén have studied the impact of gender on the career options and regional mobility of Swedish couples. The research duo has been interviewed by several media outlets.