Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Bernhardt, E. (2002). Cohabitation and marriage among young adults in Sweden: Attitudes, expectations and plans. In Carling (Ed.) Nordic Demography: Trends and Differentials. Scandinavian Population Studies, Vol. 13, Oslo:Unipub.

Bernhardt, E., Gähler, M., and Goldscheider, F. (2005). Childhood Family Structure and Routes Out of the Parental Home in Sweden. Acta Sociologica 48(2): 99-115.

Bernhardt, E. and F. Goldscheider (2006). Gender Equality, Parenthood Attitudes, and First Births in Sweden. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research. Vol. 4. Postponement of Childbearing in Europe, pp. 19-39.

Goldscheider, F., Goldscheider, C., and Bernhardt, E. (2007) Integrating the Second Generation: Gender and Family Attitudes in Early Adulthood in Sweden. Zeitschrift für Familiensforschung 19(1):55-70

Bernhardt, E., Noack, T., and Lyngstad, T. (2008). Shared housework in Norway and    Sweden: Advancing the gender revolution. Journal of European Social Policy 18(3):275-288

Gähler, M., Hong, Y., and Bernhardt, E. (2009) Parental divorce and union disruption among young adults in Sweden. Journal of Family Issues 30(5): 688-713

Wiik, K.A., Bernhardt, E., and Noack, T. (2009). A Study of Commitment and Relationship Quality in Sweden and Norway. Journal of Marriage and the Family 71(3): 465-477.

Moors, G. and Bernhardt, E. (2009) Splitting up or getting married? Competing risk analysis of transitions among cohabiting couples in Sweden. Acta Sociologica 52(3): 227-247.

Thomson, E. and Bernhardt, E.(2010) Education, values and cohabitation in Sweden. Marriage and Family Review 46(1-2):1-21.

Wiik, K.A., Bernhardt, E., and Noack, T. (2010) Love or Money? Marriage Intentions among Young Cohabitors in Norway and Sweden. Acta Sociologica 53(3):269-297.

Goldscheider, F., Goldscheider, C., and Bernhardt, E. (2011).Creating Egalitarian Families among the Swedish Second Generation. International Migration Review 45(1): 68-88

Evertsson, M. (2012). The importance of work: Changing work commitment following the transition to motherhood. Acta Sociologica 56(2): 139-153.

Kaufman, G, and Bernhardt, E. (2012) His and her job: What matters most for fertility plans and actual childbearing?  Family Relations 61(4): 686-697.

Schytt, E. (2014). Agreement in Swedish childless couples’ reproductive intentions in relation to age. Midwifery 30(3): 43-48.

Goldscheider, F., Bernhardt, E., and Brandén, M. (2013) Domestic Gender Equality and Childbearing in Sweden. Demographic Research.

Goldscheider, F., Goldscheider, C. and Rico-Gonzales, A. (2014). Gender Equality in Sweden: Are the Religious More Patriarchal? Journal of Family Issues 35(7): 892-908.

Duvander, A-Z. (2014). How Long Should Parental Leave Be? Attitudes to Gender Equality, Family, and Work as Determinants of Women’s and Men’s Parental Leave in Sweden. Journal of Family Issues 35(7): 909-926.

Evertsson, M. (2014). Gender Ideology and the Sharing of Housework and Child Care in Sweden. Journal of Family Issues 35(7): 927-949

Kaufman, G. and Bernhardt, E. (2014). Gender, work and childbearing: couple analysis of work adjustments after the transition to parenthood. Community Work & Family 18(1): 1-18

Goldscheider, F., Bernhardt, E. and Lappegård, T. (2014) Studies of Men’s Involvement in the Family – Part 1: Introduction. Journal of Family Issues 35(7): 879-890.

Schytt, E., Nilsen, AVB., and Bernhardt, E. (2014) Still childless at the age of 28 to 40 years: A cross-sectional study of Swedish women’s and men’s reproductive intentions. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare 5(1):23-29.

Bernhardt, E. and Goldscheider, F. (2014). Ambivalence about Children in the Family Building Process in Sweden. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research 2014, pp. 57-71.

Holland, J. and Keizer, R. (2014). Family Attitudes and Fertility Timing in Sweden. European Journal of Population 31:259-285.

Nilsen, AVB., Waldenström, U., Espehaug, B. and Schytt, E. (2015). Still childless at the age of 32: An investigation of predictors in 22-year old women and men. Scandinvavian Journal of Public Health 43(5): 481-489.

Andersson, L. (2015). Gender, family life course and attitudes towards divorce in Sweden. Acta Sociologica 59(1): 5167.

Bernhardt, E., Goldscheider, F. and Turunen, J. (2016). Attitudes to the Gender Division of Labor and the Transition to Fatherhood: Are Egalitarian Men in Sweden More Likely to Remain Childless? Acta Sociologica  59(3): 269-284.

Waldenström, U. (2016). Postponing parenthood to advanced age, Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 121:4, 235-243, DOI: 10.1080/03009734.2016.1201553

Kaufman, G., Bernhardt, E. and Goldscheider, F. (2016). Enduring Egalitarianism? Family Transitions and Attitudes Toward Gender Equality in Sweden. Journal of Family Issues 1-21

Goldscheider, F., Bernhardt, E., and Lappegård, T. (2015).The gender revolution: Understanding changing family and demographic behavior. Population and Development Review 41(2): 207-239 (2015).

Brandén, M., Duvander, A-Z., and Ohlsson-Wijk, S. (2016) Sharing the Caring: Attitude-Behavior Discrepancies and Partnership Dynamics, Journal of Family Issues 1-25 DOI: 10.1177/0192513X16680013

Wiik, K.A. and Bernhardt, E. (2016). Gendered expectations: expected consequences of union formation across Europe.Journal of Family Studies

Switek, M. (2016). Internal Migration and Life Satisfaction: Well-Being Paths of Young Adult Migrants, Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 125(1): 191-241.

Switek, M. and Easterlin, R.A. (2016). Life Transitions and Life Satisfaction during Young Adulthood,  Journal of Happiness Studies. doi:10.1007/s10902-016-9817-y

Ruppanner, L., Brandén, M., and Turunen, J. (2017) Does Unequal Housework Lead to Divorce? Evidence from Sweden. Sociology 0038038516674664.

Ruppanner, L., Bernhardt, E., and Brandén, M. (2017). Division of housework and his and her view of housework fairness: A typology of Swedish couples. Demographic Research 36: 501-524.


Books and book chapters

Bernhardt, E., Goldscheider, F., Goldscheider, C. and Bjerén, G. (2007). Immigration, Gender, and Family Transitions to Adulthood in Sweden. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

Fahlén, S. and Olàh, L. (2013). Work and childbearing intentions in a capability perspective: Young adult women in Sweden. Pp. 28-64 in Olàh, L. and E. Fratczak (Eds.) Childbearing,Women’s Employment and Work-Life Balance Policies in Contemporary Europe.Palgrave MacMillan publishers.

Goldscheider, F., Goldscheider, C. and Bernhardt , E.(2008) What integrates the second generation? Factors affecting family transitions to adulthood in Sweden. Pp. 225-246 in Corrado Bonifazi, Marek Okolski, Jeanette Schorl and Patrick Simorn (Eds.) International Migration in Europe: New trends and new methods of analysis. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Bergnéhr, D. and E. Bernhardt (2013) The non-modern child? Ambivalence about parenthood among young adults. Pp. 102-119 in Anne Lise Ellingsaeter, An-Magritt Jensen and Merete Lie (Eds.). The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe, London and New York: Routledge


Working Papers (not yet published as peer-reviewed articles)

Führ, Åsa och Pernilla Svensson (2005). Karriär eller partner – eller både och? En kvantitativ studie om ambitioner avseende karriär och arbetsliv relaterat till attityder till samboende och äktenskap. Examensarbete inom studieprogrammet mot utredningssociologi. Sociologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.

Fahlén, Susanne (2007). Vem vill inte ha barn? En kvantitativ studie av barnlösa unga vuxnas framtida barnplaner och attityder till föräldraskap. Magisteruppsats i demografi/sociologi, Stockholms universitet

Ström, S. and E. Bernhardt (2012). First Births in Sweden: Objective and Self-perceived Constraints on Childbearing . Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2012: 20

Flood, Lisa (2012). Kvinnors inställning till delad föräldraledighet och karriär -finns det ett samband?". YAPS Working Paper Series  YAPS WP 03/12 (371 Kb) (.pdf)

Sandström, Karin & Linda Yxner (2012). Attitudes and parental leave. YAPS Working Paper Series  YAPS WP 02/12 (449 Kb) (.pdf)

 Lahne, Oscar & Richard Wenne (2012). Hur skapas jämställda attityder? Effekten av egen utbildning, föräldrars utbildning och föräldrars fördelning av hushållsarbete. YAPS Working Paper Series  YAPS WP 01/12 (263 Kb) (.pdf)

Evertsson, M., Boye, K. and Erman, J. (2015). Fathers on call – A study on the sharing of care work among parents in Sweden.  A mixed methods approach. FamiliesAndSocieties Working Paper Series 27.

Duvander, Ann-Zofie, Maria Brandén, Susanne Fahlén and Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk (2018). Who decides about having children? Couples’ childbearing intentions and actual childbearing. SRRD 2018:07

Brandén, Maria and Eva Bernhardt (2018). The Sharing of Attitudes and Relationship Quality SRRD 2018:05




Gunnar Andersson, Professor of Demography
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