The Stockholm University SIMSAM Nodes for Demographic and Stratification Research organize a joint workshop to be held at Stockholm University in April 2012.
See preliminary workshop program (pdf) here: Workshop program (45 Kb)


Livia Oláh received a grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for her project "Explaining very low fertility in postindustrial societies: an unconventional approach". The project is part of a cross-national study led by Prof. Mary Brinton at Harvard University in collaboration with scholars of sociology, demography and gender studies in Japan, Spain and Sweden. The project addresses the interaction between family- and gender-role norms, institutions, and economic context in influencing family formation intentions and behaviors of young adults in varied contexts.

2011-05-25 Demography appointed leading research area at Stockholm University.

Since March 31, 2011, Demography is also officially a "leading research area" of Stockholm University. The productivity in research among the demographers at SUDA and in SPaDE and SUNDEM led to this recognition.


Many of SUDA's members were represented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), in Washington D.C March 31 – April 2. Elizabeth Thomson was discussant at the session “The Context of Cohabiting Union”. She also presented the paper “Childbearing across Partnership in the U.S., Australia, and Scandinavia”, which she co-authors with Trude Lappegård (Statistics Norway), Marcia Carlson (University of Wisconsin at Madison), Edith Gray (Australian National University) and Ann Evans (Australian National University). Gerda Neyer presented together with Daniele Vignoli (University of Florence) and Trude Lappegård (Statistics Norway) the paper “Gender, Economic Conditions, and Social Norms: Does Context Matter for Fertility Intentions?”. Sunnee Billingsley and Tommy Ferrarini (Stockholm University) presented their paper “Family Policies and Fertility Intentions across New and Old EU Member States”. Sven Drefahl presented the paper “The Era of Centenarians – the Mortality of Swedish Oldest-Old“, which he co-authors with Hans Lundström (Statistics Sweden) and Anders Ahlbom (Karolinska Institutet). Maria Brandén and Sara Ström presented their paper “For Whose Sake Do Couples Relocate? Gender, Career Opportunities, and Couples’ Internal Migration in Sweden”. Juho Härkönen was a co-author to the “Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: The Swedish Trend”, together with Michael Gähler (Stockholm University). Juho also presented the poster "Occupational Attainment and Career Progression in West-Germany" which he co-authors with Anna Manzoni (Yale University) and Karl Ulrich Mayer (Yale University). Gunnar Andersson, Li Ma, Ann-Zofie Duvander and Marie Evertsson (Swedish Institute for Social Research) presented their poster “Does Gender Equality Lead to Higher Fertility? A Study of the Effect of Fathers' Use of Parental Leave on Continued Childbearing in Sweden”. Jani Turunen presented his poster ”Adolescent Academic Outcomes after Birth of Half-Sibling” and Martin Kolk presented his poster “Intergenerational Continuities in Fertility – Connecting Three Generations Using Contemporary Swedish Register Data”. Sunnee Billingsley was the co-author to the poster “Red Belt Fertility: The Role of Regional Variation in Benefits Received, Gender Attitudes, Inflation and Political Ideology in Russia” with Theodore Gerber (University of Wisconsin at Madison) and Oxana Sinyavskaya (Independent Institute for Social Policy, Russia and Universiteit Maastricht). Sofi Ohlsson presented her poster ”Gendered Patterns, Socio-Demographic Differences and Changing Ideals in Marriage Formation in Sweden – Evidence from Patterns of “Digit Preferences”. Finally, Johan Carlsson Dahlberg presented his poster “Social Background, Social Mobility, and Becoming a Parent in Sweden”.


SUDA congratulates Gerda Neyer for being appointed Docent on March 28!