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Why are birth rates in Sweden falling?

Fewer and fewer children are being born in Sweden, while the average age of first-time mothers is rising. The latest figures from Statistics Sweden show that fertility rates in Sweden have fallen since 2009, and that the average age at first birth is the highest over a very long time.

Kathrin Morosow. Photo: Daniel Rossetti/SU

Only low-earning fathers penalized when taking parental leave

Taking parental leave as a father can lead to lower wages afterwards – if you already have a lower wage. But fathers who have higher wages may instead get a raise.

Vacancy: Research assistant

We seek a research assistant for a project studying the lives of immigrants who arrived in Sweden as children.  

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