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Vacancy: PhD student in Sociological Demography, SUDA, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Stockholm University announces a doctoral studentship in Sociological Demography.

Read more and apply here - closing date 1 March


Landskap i Oromiya, Etiopien. Foto: Mhairi Gibson

Why marry a married man?

Having a mother who is married to a man who has at least one other wife – that is, polygynously married – can be better than having parents who are married monogamously for some children in Ethiopia. At least for outcomes such as child survival, education and marriage. But how children fare depends on the wife rank of the mother, and outcomes vary for sons and daughters, a new study by Caroline Uggla et al shows.

Margarita Chudnovskaya. Foto: Stockholms universitet

When it comes to men having children, money matters more than education

Study field and income are important factors for understanding childlessness among college educated Swedish men. A fourth of them remain childless, while women partner with men with lower education.

Två systrar jobbar med sina läxor. Foto: Mostphotos

Later-borns choose less prestigious programs at university

First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, according to a new study.

SUNDEM - Stockholm University SIMSAM Node for Demographic Research

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