Sven Drefahl, Martin Kolk, Erling Lundevaller, Anders Ahlbom, Karin Modig, Mats Talbäck, Gunnar Andersson, Glenn Sandström

In this project we use innovative microsimulation models to study the nature of kinship networks for women and men, native and foreign-born and different socioeconomic groups in Sweden, and how these are likely to change in the future. It helps us assess the implications of the composition of future elderly stemming from the combined trends in demography, health, household and socioeconomic structure.

WP 5 is planned to lead to publications in the last period of program support. During the first three years, activity has been concentrated on data preparations and calibrations and the construction of a micro-forecasting model in R. A master's thesis provides a case study for the kinship structure of Iranians in Sweden while considering only the impact of mortality during 2018-2041.

Working papers and peer-reviewed conference presentations

  • Martin Kolk, Linus Andersson, Emma Pettersson, Sven Drefahl, 2021. The Swedish Kinship Universe – A demographic account of the number of children, parents, siblings, grandchildren, grandparents, aunts/uncles, nieces/nephews, and cousins using national population registers. Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2021:28.
  • Immonen Hagley, M., 2018. Kinship structure in Sweden 2041. Differences between Swedish born and Iranian born in the birth cohort of 1965-1975. Master Thesis, Stockholm University, Department of Sociology.