Most of the work we do is comparative, engaging data from countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world. We are particularly interested in the effects of social policy, gender relationships and attitudes or values on demographic behavior. Much of our research benefits from access to large-scale longitudinal population-register data of Sweden and other Nordic countries.

Our research group provides a unique expertise in family, gender, and policy research and competence in analyzing large-scale register data. Recent research projects have addressed questions such as

  • How do social policies affect family formation, childbearing, and dissolution?
  • How long can we live?
  • How did the upheaval in post-communist countries affect family formation and health?
  • How do gender relations shape family life and the division of child care?
  • How does family breakup affect the well-being of adults and children?
  • How does immigration change family life?

Our largest projects include:

Read more about our research projects here!