SUDA crew. Photo: Stockholm University
From top left: Sven Drefahl, Johan Dahlberg, Filip Dabergott. Ilka Steiner, Martin Kolk, Amber Beckley, Klára Čapková, Anna-Karin Nyhlin, Helen Eriksson, Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk, Livia Oláh, Eva Bernhardt, Caroline Uggla, Jani Turunen, Ann-Zofie Duvander, Gunnar Andersson. Siddarta Aradhya. Ari Klængur Jónsson, Erik Carlsson, Li Ma, Marie Berlin, Ida Viklund, Eleonora Mussino, Maria Brandén, Margarita Chudnovskaya. 

Academic staff



Research Subjects

Gunnar Andersson

Professor of Demography, Chair

Fertility and family dynamics
in the Nordic countries
Siddartha Aradhya Research fellow Immigrant integration, social inequality, child outcomes
Amber Beckley Research fellow Anti-social behavior
Eva Bernhardt

Professor emerita of  Demography

Family demography

Sunnee Billingsley

Docent, lecturer Social change and demographic outcomes

Maria Brandén

Research fellow Internal migration, work life, and gender equality
Johan Dahlberg Research fellow

Intergenerational effects in fertility

Chiara Comolli
Research fellow Economic crises and fertility
Sven Drefahl Docent, lecturer

Adult mortality, old-age mortality

Ann-Zofie Duvander

Professor Family demography. Patterns in parental leave
Helen Eriksson Researcher Social policies and family demography

Juho Härkönen

Professor Family demography, social inequality, life course
Martin Kolk Docent, Research fellow Kinship effects on demographic behaviour, historical demography
Linda Kridahl Research fellow Entry into retirement
Eleonora Mussino Docent, Research fellow Immigrant demography and immigrant integration
Gerda Neyer Senior research fellow Institutional and political aspects of family formation in contemporary European countries

Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk

Research fellow Family dynamics and work life
Livia Oláh Docent, Senior lecturer Family demography, fertility, parental leave, employment, gender equality in Europe
Elizabeth Thomson Professor Emerita of Demography, Director of SPaDE Family Demography

Jani Turunen

Research fellow Family demography: Family structure and children´s living conditions
Caroline Uggla
Research Fellow Sex ratios and demography
Matthew Wallace

 Research Fellow        

Migrant mortality

Ben Wilson

 Research Fellow        

Demography of migrants


PhD Students and Research Assistants



Research Subjects

Marie Berlin

PhD Student

School performance and life outcomes of vulnerable children
Klára Čapková PhD Student Lone fathers in Sweden and Finland
Erik Carlsson PhD Student Family and Fertility of Immigrants in Sweden

Kolbrún Jónsdóttir

Research Assistant  
Maxim Kan PhD Student Maternal and Reproductive Health and Gender Inequality in Tajikistan

Ari Klængur Jónsson

PhD Student Fertility and family dynamics in Iceland

Jonathan Lindström

PhD Student  
Andrea Monti PhD Student

International migration and integration

Anna-Karin Nylin PhD Student Family change and earnings outcomes
Signe Svallfors PhD Student Demographic dynamics in relation to armed conflict in Colombia
Ida Viklund PhD Student Patterns of parental leave use
Filip Dabergott PhD Student Family status and mortality


Linus Andersson Research Affiliate
Kieron Barclay Guest Researcher 
Charlotte Björkenstam Research Affiliate
Margarita Chudnovskaya Research Affiliate
Serhei Dekhtyar Research Affiliate
Jennifer Holland Guest Researcher  

Raffaele Grotti

Research Affiliate  
Marika Jalovaara Research Affiliate
Lena Karlsson Research Affiliate
Erling Lundevaller Research Affiliate
Li Ma Research Affiliate
Vitor Miranda Research Affiliate
Kelly Musick Research fellow  
Ognjen Obucina Research Affiliate
Mojgan Padyab Research Affiliate
Leah Ruppanner Guest Researcher
Kirk Scott Research Affiliate
Glenn Sandström Research Affiliate
Outi Sirniö Research Affiliate
Haodong Qi Research Affiliate


In Memoriam

Jan Hoem (1939-2017) - Founder of SUDA in 1983