2016-10-31

PopFest conference to Stockholm

PopFest is an annual Population Studies conference for postgraduate students organized by fellow postgraduates. It has been successfully organized by various British universities in conjunction with the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) for the past 24 years. Leaving the UK for only the second time in history, PopFest 2017 will take place in Stockholm, organized by PhD students at the Sociology Department and the Demography Unit of Stockholm University (SUDA). The meeting is scheduled to take place at Frescati in late May / early June. It is supported by a conference grant from Forte.

 

2016-10-11

SUDA welcomes Haodong Qi

SUDA welcome Haodong Qi as incoming postdoctoral researcher. Haodong Qi will stay with us as researcher in SPaDE during the next two years.
He has a recent PhD in Economic Demography from Lund University and will carry out new policy relevant research on topics related to recent retirement reforms in Sweden. He adds to SUDA/SPaDEs expansion into topics related to ageing and the living conditions of the elderly.

 

2016-09-20

SUDA welcomes Outi Sirniö

Outi Sirniö starts her employment as researcher in the TITA project this week. Outi has an entirely fresh PhD in Sociology from Helsinki University. Her research in TITA will be devoted to issues of social inequalities and social stratification in the context of Finland. Like other TITA researchers in Stockholm, she will work with newly constructed collections of register data from Finland.

 

2016-09-20
 
Ben Wilson new researcher at SUDA / SUNDEM

SUDA and SUNDEM welcome Ben Wilson as new researcher. Ben has a recent PhD from the London school of Economics with a set of studies on the fertility of immigrants and descendants of immigrants in the UK. He will soon carry out related research on Sweden based on Swedish register data and exploit the longitudinal and spatial dimensions of the STAR and GEO-STAR data collections of SUDA and the Department of Human Geography. Ben will join our crew on September 5.

 

2016-09-19

Open position as Assistant Professor/Associate Senior Lecturer in Demography

Stockholm University’s Department of Sociology announces a Assistant Professor/Associate Senior Lecturer position in Demography. Closing date: 17 October. Find more information here.

 

2016-09-14

SUNDEM congratulate Sven Drefahl and Karen Haandrikman for their appointments as Docents at Stockholm University.

Sven becomes Docent in Demography and Karen Docent in Human Geography.
Both of them do powerful register-based research in demography and both of them are to be congratulated for their achievements at the Swedish research scene.

 

2016-09-04

SUDA represented at the 2016 meeting of the European Population Conference (EPC)

This year, SUDA was represented at no less than 25 sessions at the annual meeting of the European Population Conference (EPC), in Mainz August 31 – September 3.

Chairs:

Livia Olah: Session 34. Making use of family policy: fertility and labour market effects
Gerda Neyer: Session 71. Transfers between generations and family policy
Sven Drefahl: Session 99. Influences of advantages and disadvantages across the life course on mortality
Andrea Monti: Session 90. Integration challenges of forced migration

Paper Presentations:

Whose social mobility matters to fertility behavior: his, hers or neither at certain statuses? Sunnee Billingsley (SUDA)

What is the influence of childhood exposure to cultural norms? The role of segregation and community composition in explaining migrant fertility
Ben Wilson (SUDA/LSE); Jouni Kuha (LSE).

Parents’ preferences for the sex of their children in Sweden: attitudes and behavior. Vitor F. Miranda (SUDA); Johan Dahlberg (SUDA); Gunnar Andersson (SUDA).

Two decades of same-sex marriage in Sweden: a demographic account. Gunnar Andersson (SUDA); Martin Kolk (SUDA).

Diagonal reference models in longitudinal analyses of fertility and mortality. Sven Drefahl (SUDA); Sunnee Billingsley (SUDA); Gebrenegus Ghilagaber (SUDA).

Of leaders and losers - old age mortality paradoxes. Karin Modig (Karolinska Institutet); Sven Drefahl (SUDA); Anders Ahlbom (Karolinska Institutet).

Sex differences in mortality by ethnic background. Anna Oksuzyan (Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research); Sven Drefahl (SUDA); Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen (Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging).

Strategies for dual-caring: work or family strategies? Helen Eriksson (SUDA).

Sex preferences for children among foreign-born mothers in Sweden. Eleonora Mussino (SUDA); Vitor F. Miranda (SUDA); Li Ma (SUDA).

Patterns and motives behind onward, return and circular migration among forced migrants. Andrea Monti (SUDA).

Is the end of female educational hypergamy the end of hypergamy? Margarita Chudnovskaya (SUDA); Ridhi Kashyap (University of Oxford and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research).

Family (In)stability after the birth of an unplanned child. Klara Capkova (SUDA).

Timing of parenthood, earnings trajectories, and earnings accumulation in Sweden. Stefano Cantalini (Università degli Studi di Milano); Juho Härkönen (SUDA); Johan Dahlberg (SUDA).

Double disadvantage in a Nordic welfare state: a demographic analysis of the single mother employment gap in Finland, 1987–2011. Juho Härkönen (SUDA); Eevi Lappalainen (University of Turku); Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku).

Moving back to “mamma”? Divorce, intergenerational co-residence and family solidarity in Sweden. Marco Albertini (Università di Bologna); Michael Gahler (Stockholm University); Juho Härkönen (SUDA).

Education and union formation among children of immigrants in Sweden. Ognjen Obucina (SUDA).

Fertility among the descendants of immigrants: the analysis of longitudinal data from eight European countries. Hill Kulu (University of Liverpool); Tina Hannemann (University of Liverpool); Ariane Pailhé (INED); Karel Neels (Universiteit Antwerpen); Leen Rahnu (Tallinn University); Allan Puur (Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Centre); Sandra Krapf (University of Cologne); Amparo Gonzalez-Ferrer (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)); Teresa Castro Martin (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)); Elisabeth K. Kraus (Universitat Pompeu Fabra); Laura Bernardi (Université de Lausanne); Eder Andrés Guarin Rojas (Université de Lausanne); Gunnar Andersson (SUDA); Lotta Persson (Statistics Sweden)

Poster Presentations:

Demographic and educational success of descendants: a prospective analysis of the number of great grandchildren and their education in 19th, 20th and 21st century Northern Sweden. Martin Kolk (SUDA); Martin Hällsten (SUDA).

How does birth order and number of siblings effect fertility? A within-family comparison using Swedish Register Data. Kathrin Morosow (SUDA); Martin Kolk (SUDA).

Distance between children and parents after a separation – which children have a close distance to the absent parent? Karin Lundström, Statistics Sweden; Anna Nyman, Statistics Sweden; Maria Brandén (SUDA); Jani Turunen (SUDA).

 

2016-06-23

Karen Haandrikman new lecturer

SPaDE and SUNDEM congratulate Karen Haandrikman for her appointment as new lecturer at the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. We look forward to continued productive collaboration for many years to come.

 

2016-06-22

Härkönen and colleagues highly cited

Juho Härkönen and his co-authors Anna Manzoni and Karl Ulrich Mayer are on display at Social Forces with their article “Moving On? A Growth-Curve Analysis of Occupational Attainment and Career Progression Patterns in West Germany”. This article is one of the most cited articles in the journal. Read more.

 

2016-06-21

Mussino and Duvander in N-IUSSP

Eleonora Mussino and Ann-Zofie Duvander have published an article in N-IUSSP (IUSSP’s online news magazine) on the topic: Migration background and parental leave uptake in Sweden. Read more.

 

2016-06-08

New publication by Gunnar Andersson and Sven Drefahl

Gunnar Andersson and Sven Drefahl have published their paper “Long-Distance Migration and Mortality in Sweden: Testing the Salmon Bias and Healthy Migrant Hypotheses” in the journal Population, Space and Place. Read more.

 

2016-06-08

New publication by Ognjen Obućina

Ognjen Obućina has published his paper “Partner Choice in Sweden Following a Failed Intermarriage” in the European Journal of Population. Read more.

 

2016-06-08

New publication by Barclay and Myrskylä

Kieron Barclay and Mikko Myrskylä has published their paper Advanced Maternal Age and Offspring Outcomes: Reproductive Aging and Counterbalancing Period Trends in the journal Population and Development Review.

 

2016-05-26

Colloquium presentation by Klára Čapková

Klára Čapková gave a presentation etitled “Socio-economic stratification of single parenthood” at this week’s SUDA and SPaDE colloquium. Klára is affiliated to SPaDE and engaged in the TITA and SUNDEM projects at SUDA.

 

2016-05-27

New publication by Eleonora Mussino and Ann-Zofie Duvander

Eleonora Mussino and Ann-Zofie Duvander have published their paper Use It or Save It? Migration Background and Parental Leave Uptake in Sweden in the European Journal of Population. Read more.

 

2016-05-04

Gunnar Andersson in the Economist

Gunnar Andersson interviewed in the Economist about the dropping fertility among immigrants. Read more

 

2016-05-04
 
Ben Wilson new researcher at SUDA / SUNDEM

SUDA and SUNDEM welcome Ben Wilson as new researcher. Ben has a recent PhD from the London school of Economics with a set of studies on the fertility of immigrants and descendants of immigrants in the UK. He will soon carry out related research on Sweden based on Swedish register data and exploit the longitudinal and spatial dimensions of the STAR and GEO-STAR data collections of SUDA and the Department of Human Geography. Ben will join our crew on September 5.

 

2016-05-03

Kieron Barclay back at SUDA

Kieron Barclay has return to SUDA and SUNDEM as a guest researcher. He will stay with us until midsummer.

 

2016-05-02

Ari Jónsson awarded for best student thesis

SUDA congratulate Ari Jónsson for bringing the 2016 award for the best Swedish student thesis in demography to Stockholm. The thesis competition is organized every year by the Swedish Demographic association (Svensk demografisk förening) with an award consisting of the honor + 5,000 SEK. Ari won with his Master thesis on the childbearing trends in his native Iceland. Read more

 

2015-04-29

Conference on divorce hosted by SUDA

The 14th European Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce will be hosted by SUDA. The conference will take place in Stockholm October 13-15, 2016. Call for papers is now open until May 2nd. Read more about the conference here.

 

2015-04-26

Caroline Uggla new postdoctoral researcher at SUDA and SUNDEM

Caroline Uggla joins SUDA and SUNDEM as new postdoctoral researcher. She has a PhD in Anthropology from University College London; her PhD research involved the study of fertility and mortality based on administrative data from Northern Ireland. Caroline will be engaged in the TITA and SUNDEM projects of SUDA, with a focus on mortality research and research on the demographic effects of skewed sex ratios in Sweden

 

2016-04-22

Eva Andersson new chaired Professor in Human Geography

SUNDEM and SPaDE congratulate Eva Andersson for her appointment as new Professor in Human Geography. The appointment signals the recognition of Eva’s research at the Department of Human Geography and in SUNDEM and SPaDE. It further strengthens the profile of register-based and social-policy relevant demographic research at Stockholm University.

 

2016-04-22

Trude Lappegård new lecturer at University of Oslo

SPaDE, SUNDEM and SUDA co-worker Trude Lappegård is appointed new lecturer in Sociology at Oslo University. Trude will leave her appointments in Stockholm and as head of her research unit at Statistics Norway to commence her new career in early 2017. She remains as collaborator in many joint projects with a focus on Nordic demography.

 

2016-04-21

Sol Juarez new researcher at SUDA / SUNDEM

SUDA and SUNDEM welcome Sol Juarez as new research colleague as of March 2016. Sol is recruited as researcher on 50% in the TITA project at SUDA and the department of Sociology. She carries out register-based research on the perinatal health of children to migrants in Sweden; at the rest of her time she is employed at CHESS, the Center for Health Equity Studies.

 

Open position as mortality researcher

The Demography Unit (SUDA) is seeking to appoint a two-year research fellow position. The position will be associated with two large-scale projects; Tacking Inequalities in Time of Austerity (TITA), and the Stockholm University SIMSAM Node for Demographic Research (SUNDEM). Closing date: April 15, 2016. Read more here.



Open position as researcher in SUNDEM

The Stockholm University SIMSAM Node for Demographic Research (SUNDEM) announces a two-year junior-researcher position. SUNDEM is located at the university’s Department of Sociology and its Demography Unit. Closing date: April 15, 2016. Read more here.

 

2016-04-14

Barclay and Myrskylä in Svenska Dagbladet

The recently published article, on maternal age and offspring outcomes, by Kieron Barclay and Mikko Myrskylä has received attentions in Svenska Dagbladet.

 

2016-04-13

Colloquium presentation by Jussi Tervola

Jussi Tervola, from Helsinki University and the Finnish Social Insurance Institution (KELA), gave a presentation at this week’s SUDA and SPaDE colloquium. The topic was “Promoting parental leaves for immigrant fathers – what role does the policy play?”

 

2016-04-11

New publication by Barclay and Myrskylä

Kieron Barclay and Mikko Myrskylä has published their paper Advanced Maternal Age and Offspring Outcomes: Reproductive Aging and Counterbalancing Period Trends in the journal Population and Development Review. Read more.

 

2016-04-05

Sven Drefahl in the Guardian

Research by Sven Drefahl (SUDA/SUNDEM) was mentioned in an article in the Guardian on why women who marry younger men are more likely to die younger.

 

2016-04-05

SUNDEM at the 2016 PAA meeting in Washington

SUNDEM researchers were well represented at the Population Association of America meeting 2016 and presented a number of papers with demographic research, as follows:

”Does Marriage Matter?” Revisited: The fertility, Mortality, and Stability of the Swedish 1989 Marriage Boom Cohort. Jennifer A. Holland (University of Southampton), Brienna Perelli-Harris (University of Southampton), Gunnar Andersson (SUDA).

Who Decides About Having Children? Couples’ Childbearing Plans and Actual Childbearing. Ann-Zofie Duvander (SUDA), Maria Brandén (SUDA), Susanne Fahlén (SUDA), Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk (SUDA).

Diagonal Reference Model in Longitudinal Analyses of Fertility and Mortality. Sunnee Billingsley (SUDA), Sven Drefahl (SUDA), Gebrenegus Ghilagaber (Dept. of Statistics).

Residential Segregation and Intergenerational Social Mobility – Evidence from Sweden. Maria Brandén (SUDA), Ryszard Szulkin (Dept. of Sociology), Elisabeth Birkelund (University of Oslo).

Two Decades of Same-Sex Marriage in Sweden: A Demographic Account. Martin Kolk (SUDA), Gunnar Andersson (SUDA).


The following work was presented at poster sessions:

Educational Expansion and Educational Homogamy in Sweden. Margarita Chudnovskaya (SUDA).

Pioneers and Laggards: Fathers’ Uptake of Parental Leave in Sweden, 1993-2010. Li Ma (SUDA), Gunnar Andersson (SUDA), Ann-Zofie Duvander (SUDA), Marie Evertsson (Dept. Of Sociology).

Why Lagging Behind? A Demographic Analysis of the Deterioration in Finnish Single Mothers’ Employment 1989-2011. Juho Härkönen (SUDA), Eevi Lappalainen (University of Turku), Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku).

Timing of Parenthood, Earnings Trajectories, and Earnings Accumulation in Sweden. Juho Härkönen (SUDA), Stefano Cantalini (University of Milan).

Is This a Family Business? Immigrant Fathers’ Use of Parental Leave in Sweden. Eleonora Mussino (SUDA), Ann-Zofie Duvander (SUDA), Li Ma (SUDA).

Comparing Parents’ Stated and Revealed Preferences for Sex of Children in Sweden. Vitor F. Miranda (Statistics Sweden), Gunnar Andersson (SUDA), Johan Dahlberg (SUDA).

Fertility Behavior and Post-Reproductive Mortality: A Sibling Comparison Analysis Using Swedish Register Data. Kieron Barclay (LSE), Katherine Keenan (LSE), Emily Grundy (LSE), Martin Kolk (SUDA), Mikko Myrskylä (MPIDR).

Head Start in Life-Explaining Seasonal Variation in Birth. Johan Dahlberg (SUDA).

The Long-Term Cognitive and Socioeconomic Consequences of Birth Intervals: A Within-Family Sibling Comparison Using Swedish Register Data. Kieron Barclay (LSE), Martin Kolk (SUDA).

How Does Birth Order and Number of Siblings Affect Fertility? A Within-Family Comparison Using Swedish Register Data. Kathrin Morosow (SUDA), Martin Kolk (SUDA).

 

2016-03-10

SINGS welcomes new students

SINGS, the graduate school for young register researchers in Sweden, welcomes a new cohort of students. Four of the students come from the SUNDEM environment and three of the teachers of the first week of teaching also stem from SUDA (Gunnar Andersson, Anita Berglund, Juho Härkönen, Karin Leander, Karin Modig and Sven Drefahl).

 

2016-03-09

New publication in Social Science & Medicine

New publication by Kieron Barclay and a group of distinguished co-authors; Reproductive history and post-reproductive mortality: a sibling comparison analysis using Swedish register data in the journal Social Science & Medicine. Read more.

 

2016-02-26

Johan Dahlberg defended his PhD Thesis

On February 26, 2016, Johan Dahlberg defended his PhD Thesis “Parents, Children and Childbearing“. Discussant was Jennifer S. Barber (University of Michigan).

 

2016-02-11

Colloquium presentation by Marika Jalovaara

Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku and Stockholm University) gave a presentation at thisweek’s SUDA and SPaDE colloquium. The topic was Separation risks over union duration: An immediate itch? The study is conducted in collaboration with Hill Kulu (University of Liverpool). Marika has just begun a 10% appointment at SUDA, financed by the TITA project, and is involved in a number of planned comparative studies based on Swedish and Finnish register data.

 

2016-01-26

PhD opening in Sociological Demography

This spring there is one PhD opening in Sociological Demography within SUDA. Application deadline is March 1.

 

2016-01-25

First SRRD working papers of 2016

SUDA happily announce two new contributions to the Stockholm Research Reports in Demography (SRRD). The first working paper, ”Does Parental Death Affect Fertility? A Register-Based Study of the Effect of Parental Death on Adult Children's Childbearing Behavior in Sweden”
(Download SRRD 2016:01), is authored by Johan Dahlberg. It is based on Swedish register data and will be one of the chapters in Dahlberg’s coming thesis in sociological demography, to be defended February 26.

The second paper, “Gender Equal Family Policy and Continued Childbearing in Iceland, Norway and Sweden” (Download SRRD 2016:02) is an international collaboration between by Ann-Zofie Duvander, Trude Lappegård, Synøve Andersen, Ólöf Garðarsdóttir, Gerda Neyer and Ida Viklund. It is based on register data from Iceland, Norway and Sweden, covering the total population of those countries.

 

2016-01-21

Colloquium presentation by Margarita Chudnovskaya

On January 21, Margarita Chudnovskaya presented her ongoing work on “Educational expansion and educational homogamy in Sweden”. The project is based on Swedish register data and part of SUNDEM.

 

2016-01-18

Marika Jalovaara new collaborator

SUDA and SUNDEM welcome Marika Jalovaara as new collaborator. Jalovaara is an Academy Research Fellow at the University of Turku and is the team leader for part of the project Tackling Inequalities in Time of Austerity (TITA), financed by the Academy of Finland.

 

2016-01-18

Jennifer Holland visiting

SUDA and SUNDEM welcome Jennifer Holland who is visiting this week. Holland is an Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the University of Southampton and long-term collaborator within SUNDEM.

 

2016-01-04

Jussi Tervola guest PhD student

SUDA, SIMSAM and SPaDE welcome guest PhD student Jussi Tervola, who will be visiting until June 2016. Tervola is a PhD student at Helsinki University and the Finnish Social Insurance Institution (KELA) and is also part of the project Tackling Inequalities in Time of Austerity (TITA). He studies immigrants and social security and will collaborate with Ann-Zofie Duvander and Eleonora Mussino on a comparative study of Finland and Sweden.

 

2015-12-11

Vitor Miranda to Statistics Sweden

SUDA member Vitor Miranda takes up a position at the Forecast Institute of Statistics Sweden, starting February 1, 2016. Vitor remains a research affiliate to SUDA and SUNDEM also at his new position.

 

2015-12-04

Sunnee Billingsley new lecturer

Big congratulations to Sunnee Billingsley for being appointed lecturer in Sociology at Stockholm University!

 

2015-11-26

Colloquium by Martin Kolk and Martin Hällsten

This week’s colloquium was presented by Martin Kolk and had the title “Number of descendants and their educational attainment. A prospective analysis of demographic and socioeconomic stratification across 4 generations in 19th, 20th, and 21st century Sweden”. The study is collaboration with Martin Hällsten at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm university and is based on a combination of historical and contemporary population register data.

 

2015-11-19

Colloquium by Maria Brandén and colleagues

On November 19 the colloquium presentation “Residential Segregation and Intergenerational Social Mobility” was given by Maria Brandén. The project is a collaboration between Brandén and Ryszard Szulkin from the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University as well as Gunn Birkelund (University of Oslo). All three are also colleagues at the Institute for Analytical Studies (IAS), Linköping University.

 

2015-11-12

New PhD student in Sociological Demography

SUDA, SUNDEM and SPaDE welcome Klára Capková as a new PhD student in Sociological Demography. Capková has a background from Masaryk University in Brno and the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) and brings a research plan on lone fathers and policy effects on the prevalence of lone fathers. She will begin her doctoral studies early next year and will be affiliated to SPaDE and supported by funds from SUNDEM as well as the TITA project based in Finland.

 

2015-11-12

Helen Eriksson new PhD student in Sociological Demography

SUDA, SUNDEM and SPaDE congratulate staff member and research specialist Helen Eriksson to her new position as PhD student in Sociological Demography. Eriksson will be financed by SPaDE and brings a research plan on policy effects on Swedish parents’ care and parental-leave behavior.

 

2015-11-05

Ari Jónsson new PhD student

SUDA and SUNDEM welcome Ari Jónsson as a new PhD student in Sociological Demography.  Jónsson has Master's degree in Demography from Stockholm University and is expected to join the group in early 2016. He will contribute to developing the Icelandic infrastructure of register-based demographic research, thereby bringing in new excellent data to the project and expanding the Nordic context of fertility and family dynamics.

 

2015-11-05

VR grant to Maria Brandén & Karen Haandrikman

Congratulations to Maria Brandén and Karen Haandrikman for receiving a grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR), covering three years 2016-2018. The project title is "Apples that fall far from the trees. Childhood social context and its importance for intergenerational social mobility".

 

2015-10-26

Two new scientific publications in EJP

Two new research articles, partly funded via SIMSAM, have been published in the European Journal of Population, Volume 31(4).
Martin Kolk’s article “Age Differences in Unions: Continuity and Divergence Among Swedish Couples Between 1932 and 2007” can be found on pages 365-382.
Johan Dahlberg’s article “Social Background and Becoming a Parent in Sweden: A Register-Based Study of the Effect of Social Background on Childbearing in Sweden” covers pages 417-444.

 

2015-10-19

Final seminar for Johan Dahlberg

Johan Dahlberg had the final seminar on his coming dissertation "Entry into parenthood: Parental influences and socioeconomic implications". The opponent was Robert Erikson from the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).

 

2015-10-08

Colloquium presentation by Kieron Barclay

Kieron Barclay gave the SUDA and SPaDE colloquium presentation titled “Birth intervals and the consequences for offsprings“, which is a collaboration with SUDA and SIMSAM member Martin Kolk.  The paper, which is based on Swedish register data, is available in the Stockholm Research Reports in Demography (SRRD) series: http://www.suda.su.se/SRRD/SRRD_2015_22.pdf. Barclay is a Research Officer at the London School of Economics as well as a Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University and long-term visitor at SUDA.

 

2015-10-07

New working papers financed by SIMSAM


The paper ”Housing Context and Childbearing in Sweden: A Cohort Study”( Download SRRD 2015:23) is authored by Margarita Chudnovskaya. It is based on Swedish register data and mainly conducted within  SIMSAM.

Ognjen Obućina’s paper “Marriage Migration and Divorce Risk in Sweden” (Download SRRD 2015:25) is conducted within SIMSAM and is based on Swedish register data.

 

2015-09-14

New research grant

SUNDEM congratulates Juho Härkönen for bringing in new large-scale funding for demographic research at SUDA.
The funds come from a large Academy of Finland grant to colleagues at University of Turku, of which about 1.5 million Euro will be sub-contracted to demographers and sociologists at Stockholm University.

 

2015-08-13

PhD opening in Sociological Demography

This fall there is one PhD opening in Sociological Demography associated with the SIMSAM Node for Demographic Research. Application deadline is October 8.

Doctoral studentship in Sociological Demography - SUNDEM/SIMSAM (SU FV-2621-15)

 

2015-08-12

Vitor Miranda new SUDA member


SUDA welcomes Vitor Miranda, Research Fellow, to the crew. Miranda has a PhD in Demography and Sociology from University of Pennsylvania. Vitor will conduct research within the project “Tackling Inequalities in Time of Austerity”, financed by the Academy of Finland via University of Turku.

 

2015-06-28

Juho Härkönen receives research grant from the Academy of Finland

Juho Härkönen of SUNDEM receives 600,000 € from the Academy of Finland to fund a project on Life course experiences, intergenerational processes, and child well-being and development. The project will be located at University of Turku and aims at studying how parents’ life course experiences affect the health and development of their children. It is based on data from the FinnBrain cohort study (www.finnbrain.fi) that are linked to register data on the life courses of the cohort members and their  parents.

 

2015-06-26

Workshop on New Developments in Register-based Demographic Research

The workshop in Stockholm on June 11-12 gathered about 70 register researchers from more than 12 countries with register data of varying qualities.
The program high-lighted the substantial progress in register-based research in recent years, both nationally and internationally.
Sweden and the Nordic countries are certainly forerunners in developing such research, but quality concerns regarding census and survey data have triggered the organization of population registers and administrative registers as a source for research also in other countries.
The workshop provided a vivid display of this progress. All presentations from the workshop are available from the “Workshops section” of the SUNDEM home page.

Register Researchers

 

2015-05-11

SUNDEM international workshop: New Developments in Register-based Demographic Research

A workshop with the focus on new developments in Register-based demographic research is held in Stockholm on June 11-12, 2015. Workshop venue is Strandvägen 7A. The workshop follows a similar event organized in 2010. It aims at giving an overview of progress in register-based research since that time, both nationally and internationally. The workshop involves register researchers from the Nordic countries and the few other countries that also have national population registers or other systems of administrative registers that can be used for research.

Workshop program here (link)

 

2015-05-02

Poster prizes at the PAA

SUNDEM congratulate Helen Eriksson and Martin Kolk for winning poster prizes at the Population Association of America meeting in San Diego, April 30 -- May 2, 2015.

Helen received a prize for her poster "Conceptualizing Child Care Patterns in a Dual-Carer Setting", Martin for his poster on "Period and Cohort Measures of Migration".

 

2015-05-02

SUNDEM at the 2015 PAA meeting in San Diego

SUNDEM researchers were again well represented at the Population Association of America meeting 2015 and presented a number of papers with demographic research, as follows:

Does Parental Death Affect Fertility? A Register-Based Study of the Effect of Parental Death on Childbearing in Sweden, Johan Dahlberg, SUDA

Sibling Constellation of the Family of Origin and Divorce Risk in Adulthood, Kieron Barclay, SUDA; Seymour Spilerman, Columbia University

Testing the Anniversary Reaction: Causal Effects of Bereavement in a Nationwide Follow-up Study from Sweden, Jan M. Saarela, University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University; Mikael Rostila, Stockholm university; Anders Hjern, Centre for Health Equity Studies

Life Course Trajectories and Neighborhood Context: A Cohort Based Study of Transition to Parenthood, Eva K. Andersson, Stockholm University; Bo Malmberg, Stockholm University; Elizabeth Thomson, SUDA and University of Wisconsin-Madison

Intergenerational and Intragenerational Correlations in Family Size across Time: Fertility Continuities in Northern Sweden between 1750 and 2007, Martin Kolk, SUDA; Johan Dahlberg, SUDA

Contextual Influence on Mate Selection: Is There an Effect of Adolescent Neighborhood Characteristics on Future Partner Choice?, Karen Haandrikman, Stockholm University; BoMalmberg, Stockholm University

The Birth Order Paradox: Sibling Differences in Educational Attainment, Kieron Barclay, SUDA

Stepfamily Prevalence in Northern Sweden 1750-2007, Jani Turunen, SUDA

The following work was presented at poster sessions:         

Nordic Family Policy and Continued Fertility, Trude Lappegård, Statistics Norway; Ann-Zofie Duvander, SUDA; Synøve N. Andersen, Statistics Norway; Olof Gardarsdottir, University of Iceland; Gerda R. Neyer, SUDA; Ida Viklund, SUDA

Divorce and Parity Progression in Relation to the Death of a Child, Jan M. Saarela, University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University; Fjalar Finnäs, Åbo Akademi University; Mikael Rostila, Stockholm university

Examining the Interplay of Housing and Childbearing Trajectories of Young Adults in Sweden, Margarita Chudnovskaya, SUDA

Conceptualizing Child Care Patterns in a Dual-Carer Setting, Helen Eriksson, SUDA              

Period and Cohort Measures of Migration, Martin Kolk, SUDA

 

2015-04-30

Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk defends her PhD Thesis

Sofi defends her PhD Thesis “Family Formation in Sweden at the Turn of the New Millenium” on Friday June 5, 2015. Place and time: Nordenskiöldsalen at Geovetarhuset, Frescati, at 13:00.

Discussant is Wendy Sigle from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

2014-11-26

Demography as Stockholm University “leading research area”

The Social Science Faculty has finished another round of appointing official “leading research areas” of Stockholm University. Demography is a leading research area also with the new slightly more relaxed criteria. The register-based research within the SIMSAM project was decisive in producing this outcome.

The demographers at the Stockholm University Demography Unit and the Department of Human Geography are delighted to constitute a group of colleagues whose work brings the recognition of this SU distinction, and especially to have the explicit recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of our work.

 

2014-11-26

Kieron Barclay defends his PhD Thesis

Kieron defends his PhD Thesis “The Long-term Impact of Birth Order on Health and Educational Attainment” on Friday December 19, 2014. Place and time: room B3 at Södra husen, Frescati, at 10:00.

Discussant is Irma Elo from the University of Pennsylvania.

The thesis is produced in the Sociology Series, it is available in print at the Department of Sociology.

 

2014-11-26

New VR Grant to Project Member Eva Andersson

Eva Andersson, Bo Malmberg and Pontus Hennerdal received 5 mkr from Vetenskapsrådet for their project, Education attitudes, parental preferences, and school performance in a changing educational landscape. They focus on increasing differences in educational background between regions, increasing residential segregation by ethnic origin in Swedish metropolitan regions, and increasing school segregation by ethnic origin in Swedish metropolitan regions and increasing performance differences between schools. The project adopts a geographical perspective within the theory that the social environment in the form of neighbors and this case schoolchildren (peer effects), affect children and young people's choices and attitudes for future educational achievements.

 

2014-11-19

SUNDEM congratulate project member Sunnee Billingsley for being promoted to Docent (Associate Professor) in Sociology at Stockholm University

 

2014-11-19

SUNDEM congratulate project member Kirk Scott for being promoted to Professor in Economic History at Lund University

 

2014-11-03

SUNDEM congratulate John Östh for the official release during September 2014 of his Equipop software. Equipop allows for spatial analyses of neighbourhood effects based on the concept of individual k nearest neighbours.

The software can be accessed via the website http://equipop.kultgeog.uu.se/, which contains all functions for registration, downloading, manuals, extras and info.

 

2014-09-16

Postdoc vacancy in register-based human geography at Stockholm University

Stockholm University’s Department of Human Geography looks for a postdoctoral researcher in a European project on residential segregation.
Link to more information about the position

 

2014-09-16

Martin Kolk defends his PhD Thesis in Sociological Demography

Martin defends his PhD Thesis “Multigenerational Processes in Demography” on Saturday October 4, 2014. Place and time: room A2 at Södra husen, Frescati, at 13:00.
Discussant is Michael Murphy from London School of Economics.

The thesis is available in print at SUDA and at
http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?searchId=1&pid=diva2:742300

 

2014-07-21

New postdoctoral stipend to Charlotte Björkenstam

SUNDEM congratulates Charlotte Björkenstam for support from the Swedish Society for Medical Research for two additional years of postdoctoral research.

Charlotte has a recent PhD from KI and is currently outgoing SUDA-Postdoc at the UCLA. Her postdoctoral project focuses on health related behaviors of sexual minorities in Sweden and California.

 

2014-07-07

The bi-annual European Population Conference took place in Budapest, June 25-28, 2014. It was organized by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute (HDRI). SUNDEM was well represented with a stream of presentations of register-based demographic research. Here is a list of our presentations, with links to short abstracts:

Commuter mobility: an indicator of municipality attraction, Siv Schéele, SUDA; Gunnar Andersson, SUDA

Does family size affect the mortality risk? Evidence from Swedish registers, Anna Baranowska-Rataj, UmeåUniversity; Kieron Barclay, SUDA; Martin Kolk, SUDA

Sibling set order and educational attainment: evidence from fully adopted sibling groups , Kieron Barclay, SUDA

Family migration in cross-national comparative perspective: project aims and first results for Australia, Britain, Germany and Sweden, Sergi Vidal, University of Queensland; Francisco Perales, University of Queensland; Philipp Lersch, Tilburg University; Maria Brandén, SUDA

Educational institutions as mating markets, Juho Härkönen, SUDA; Margarita Chudnovskaya, SUDA

Age-heterogeneous couples and their children – testing the transmission of demographic behaviors, Sven Drefahl, SUDA

Incentive or obstacle? The use of parental leave of immigrant mothers, Ann-Zofie Duvander, SUDA; Eleonora Mussino, SUDA

Nordic family policy and union dissolution, Trude Lappegard, Statistics Norway and SUDA; Ann-Zofie Duvander, SUDA; Synøve N. Andersen, Statistics Norway; OlofGardarsdottir, University of Iceland; Gerda R. Neyer, SUDA; Ida Viklund, SUDA

Intermarriage and mortality: Evidence from Sweden, Karen Haandrikman, Stockholm University; Ognjen Obucina, SUDA

The causal effect of another sibling on own fertility – an estimation of intergenerational fertility correlations by looking at siblings of twins, Martin Kolk, SUDA

Do grandchildren influence retirement? The presence of grandchildren and the geographical distance between grandparents and grandchildren at retirement transition, Linda Kridahl, SUDA

After Swedish Intermarriage, Ognjen Obucina, SUDA

Mother tongue, host country income and return migration, Kirk Scott, Lund University, IFS and SUDA; Jan M. Saarela, University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University

Who is more likely to give their children a head start in life? Explaining seasonal variations in births, Johan Dahlberg, SUDA (poster presentation)

 

2014-07-01

SUNDEM congratulates Marika Jaalovara of University of Turku for a five-year grant from the Academy of Finland to her project “Family Dynamics and Social Inequalities”. The review reports specifically stressed Marika’s international collaborations as a strength.

 

2014-06-30

SUNDEM congratulate Karen Haandrikman for a grant of 1,640,000 Euro from JPI Urban Europe.

The grant goes to collaborative research on residential segregation in Europe. Karen will direct researchers at Human Geography at Stockholm University, Human Geography & Sociology at University of Oslo, Statistics Denmark, Netherland’s Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, and Interface Demography at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The project involves advanced spatial methods and register-based demographic research. It builds on Swedish research experience that is now extended to other countries with similarly good infrastructures in terms of register data.

Project summary:
This project employs an innovative technology for urban analysis that addresses a main concern of contemporary urban policy: urban residential segregation and its effects on social inclusion. International comparisons of residential segregation and the effectiveness of various strategies are lacking, because segregation is spatially complex and because geographical units of analysis are different in size and distribution. Our innovative approach uses the increased availability of geocoded individual data to construct individualized scalable neighbourhoods to measure segregation. For comparative research, the advantage of using egocentric neighbourhoods with a predetermined number of neighbours is that it allows direct comparison across national and urban contexts. In our project we will compute measures of socio-demographic segregation based on such neighbourhoods for urban areas in Europe. Based on these measurements, we will compare patterns of segregation, evaluate theories about the driving forces of residential segregation and examine effects of area-based programmes on segregation. The method has proven very successful using Swedish micro data. By creating a European database on segregation measures we will enable public and private actors to assess patterns of segregation in places with different political and economic systems and give tools to fight related threats to social cohesion and the welfare state.

 

2014-06-30

SUNDEM welcome Kathrin Morosow as new PhD student in Sociological Demography. Kathrin has a Master’s degree in Demography from Rostock University and will focus her PhD project on intergenerational transmissions of demographic behavior. She will join Stockholm University and SUNDEM on September 1, 2014.

 

2014-05-07

This year’s Meeting of Population Association of America took place in Boston, May 1-3. SUNDEM’s successful participation in the conference reflects the importance of demographic research using register data. Below is a list of papers presented by SUNDEM’s researchers, with links to abstracts:

Nordic Family Policy and Union Dissolution • Trude Lappegård, Statistics Norway and SUDA; Ann-Zofie Duvander, SUDA.

Educational Institutions as Mating Markets • Juho Härkönen, SUDA; Margarita Chudnovskaya, SUDA.

Father Involvement and Fertility in Norway • Trude Lappegård, Statistics Norway and SUDA; Tom Kornstad, Statistics Norway.

Grandchildren Influence Retirement? The Presence of Grandchildren and the Geographical Distance between Grandparents and Grandchildren at Retirement Transition • Linda Kridahl, SUDA.

Contextual Effects on Educational Attainment in Individualized Neighborhoods; Differences across Gender and Social Class • Eva K. Andersson, Stockholm University; Bo Malmberg, Stockholm University.

 

The following papers were presented in poster sessions:

Age-Heterogeneous Couples and Their Children: Testing the Transmission of Demographic Behaviors • Sven Drefahl, SUDA

Dizygotic Twinning and Fecundity – Is There an Association between a Family History of Twinning and Birth Intervals in Contemporary Sweden? • Martin Kolk, SUDA

Incentive or Obstacle? The Use of Parental Leave of Immigrant Mothers • Eleonora Mussino, SUDA; Ann-Zofie Duvander, SUDA.

Parity and Mortality amongst Biological and Adoptive Parents in Contemporary Sweden • Kieron Barclay, SUDA.

The Causal Effect of Another Sibling on Own Fertility – an Estimation of Intergenerational Fertility Correlations by Looking at Siblings of Twins • Martin Kolk, SUDA.

Mother Tongue, Host Country Income and Return Migration: A Study Using Merged Cross-Country Register Data • Kirk A. Scott, Lund University, IFS and SUDA; Jan M. Saarela, University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University.

 

2014-01-30

PhD opening in Sociological Demography. Application deadline March 1.
For application information visit SUDA web page/Doctoral Studies

 

2014-01-20

On January 16, 2014, SUDA was voted into the consortium behind the European Doctoral School of Demography. As a result, SUDA will have a voice in the future development of a European-wide training program for early-stage PhD students in demography and demography-related fields.

 

2014-01-20

Maria Brandén new PhD in Sociological Demography

On January 17th, 2014, Maria Brandén successfully defended her PhD Thesis on “Gendered Migration Patterns within a Sex Segregated Labor Market”. The thesis contains three studies based on Swedish register data and one study based on linked survey and register data. Discussant was Hill Kulu of Liverpool University. The assessment committee was composed by experts in Demography, Sociology and Human Geography.

 

2013-12-16

New SUNDEM postdoc

SUNDEM congratulates Charlotte Björkenstam to a one-year postdoctoral stipend from the Wenner-Gren Foundations.

Charlotte has a recent PhD from KI and will now act as outgoing SUDA-Postdoc at the UCLA. Her postdoctoral project focuses on health related behaviors of sexual minorities in Sweden and California.

The Swedish part of her project involves analyses of register data.


Charlotte Björkenstam

 

2013-12-02

Stockholm University SIMSAM Node for Demographic Research (SUNDEM) receives renewed funding for 2014-2018

On November 4, the Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet, announced the research groups that will receive support during 2014-2018 via the Swedish Initiative for research on Microdata in the Social and Medical Sciences (SIMSAM).

SUNDEM was awarded the maximum possible amount of 5.0 M SEK per year in 2014-2018 (25.0 M SEK in total). The demographers and geographers at SUNDEM are very excited about the prospects of five more productive years of register-based demographic research!

 

2013-10-16

FORTE grant to SUNDEM

SUNDEM congratulates Gunnar Andersson, Martin Kolk and Jani Turunen for a new research grant from FORTE. They receive 3.03 M SEK during 2014-2016 for a new project on family structures in Sweden during the past 250 years. The project builds on research on linked data from historical and contemporary Swedish population registers.

 

2013-09-23

SUNDEM welcomes Eleonora Mussino as new post-doctoral researcher. Eleonora has a PhD from Sapienza, University of Rome with a PhD project on immigrant fertility in Italy based on administrative data. Eleonora will now pursue her research agenda on the interaction of immigrant integration and family demographic events in Sweden and Italy.


Eleonora Mussino

 

2013-09-18

Succession of Head of SUDA

From Sept 1, 2013, SUNDEM’s coordinator Gunnar Andersson also takes over as Head of the Stockholm University Demography Unit.

Former Head Elizabeth Thomson remains active as Director of the Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe, SPaDE.

 

2013-09-16

SUNDEM and Swedish register-based research was strongly represented at the IUSSP International Population Conference, which took place in Busan, Korea, from August 26 to August 31, 2013. Swedish researchers presented a wide range of register-based studies, which attracted great attention from the international audience. SUNDEM’s participation at the conference ended in high profile, as the closing ceremony was marked by Gunnar Andersson’s reception of the 2013 IUSSP-Mattei Dogan Foundation Award for Comparative Research in Demography and a short speech with contributions from register-based research by Gunnar. Below is a list of papers, with links to abstracts, presented by SUNDEM’s researchers.

A Life Course Perspective on Geographical Distance to Siblings, Parents and Grandparents in Sweden
Martin Kolk (SUDA)

Gender Roles and family stability: the influence of a more active
Ann-Zofie Duvander (SUDA); Trude Lappegard (Statistics Norway)

Socioeconomic status and sex ratios at birth in contemporary Sweden. No evidence for a TriversWillard effect using longitudinal register data across a wide range of status indicators
Sebastian Schnettler (University of Konstanz); Martin Kolk (SUDA)

Do adoptive parents differ? A study of dissolution risk among biological and adoptive parents in Sweden
Ida Viklund (SUDA); Ann-Zofie Duvander (SUDA)

The following papers were presented in poster sessions:

The geography of relationships in Sweden: Developments in geographical proximity between couples and their parents, 1980-2007
Margarita Chudnovskaya (SUDA); Martin Kolk (SUDA)

Birth Order and Mortality: Evidence from Swedish Register Data
Kieron J Barclay (SUDA); Martin Kolk (SUDA)

Migration and divorce in Sweden: Evidence from population registers
Kirk Scott (Lund University/SUDA); Gunnar Andersson (SUDA)

Family migration and gender differentials in income -The impact of occupational segregation
Maria Branden (SUDA)

 

2013-04-24

SUNDEM welcomes Louisa Vogiazides as new PhD student in Human Geography. Louisa’s PhD project has a focus on labor-market trajectories of immigrants in Sweden.


Louisa Vogiazides

 

2012-11-05

SUNDEM congratulates John Östh for receiving financial support from the Swedish Research Council for new research on patterns in and consequences of urban residential segregation. John receives 6.4 million SEK during 2012-2017, his project is based on analyses of Swedish register data as contained in the Place data collection of administrative and geo-coded registers.

 

2012-10-30

SUNDEM congratulates Sunnee Billingsley for new research grant from FAS.

Sunnee receives 2.85 M SEK for a register-based research project during 2013-2016 on the impact of social mobility on fertility and mortality outcomes in Sweden.

 

2012-10-30

SUNDEM welcomes Kirk Scott as new team member employed at half time at Stockholm University. Kirk is Associate Professor at the Center for Economic Demography at Lund University, where he maintains his engagement at his other half time. Kirks research is based on analyses of Swedish register data and oriented towards the family-demographic and economic trajectories of immigrants and the children to immigrants in Sweden.


Kirk Scott

 

2012-10-30

SUNDEM welcomes Ognjen Obucina as new post-doctoral researcher. Ognjen has a recent PhD from Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona with part of his PhD project  being based on analyses of Swedish register data. Ognjen will now pursue and develop his research agenda which is located at the intersection of migration, family demographic, and social stratification research.


Ognjen Obucina

 

2012-10-28

PhD positions with a focus on Segregation Processes and Spatial Demography
Two PhD positions oriented towards register-based demographic research are announced at the Department of Human Geography at SU.

Deadline for application is November 15, 2012.

For further information, see link.

 

2012-08-14

The Professor Chair in Demography at SUDA is open for new applicants

Professor of Demography, at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University.
Reference no. SU 611-0762-12. Deadline for applications: August 31, 2012. For more information please click here.
 

2012-06-22

SUNDEM and SIMSAM was heavily represented at the European Population Conference 2012 held in Stockholm on June 13-16.

Gunnar Andersson chaired a special Thematic session for The Swedish Initiative for research on Microdata in the Social and Medical Sciences (SIMSAM). This session involved Juho Härkönen of SUNDEM and SUNSTRAT with the paper “Mother’s age at birth and children’s educational attainment”, co-authored with Maarten Buis of Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Martin Kolk of SUNDEM with his paper “Understanding intergenerational transmission of fertility in a multigenerational context – Socialization of fertility preferences or transmission of socioeconomic traits?“; Siv Schéele of SUNDEM with "Commuter´s mobility- an analysis based on Swedish register data"; Rickard Ljung of UGIR at the Karolinska Institutet with "Socio-demographic and regional patterns in esophageal and gastric cancer mortality in Sweden", co-written with Sven Drefahl, Gunnar Andersson, and Jesper Lagergren; and Daniel Åström of the Umeå SIMSAM Node with "Short-term effects on mortality of hot and cold weather in Sweden, 1901 – 2009".

Further presentations of register-based research from SUNDEM members involved Gunnar Andersson and Gerda Neyer with their paper “Gendering occupation and fertility: a comparison between women’s and men’s childbearing behavior by occupational branches”; Sven Drefahl and Gunnar Andersson with “Long-distance migration and mortality in Sweden: testing the Salmon bias and healthy migrant hypotheses“; Elizabeth Thomson with “Love, marriage, then the baby carriage? Marriage timing and childbearing in Sweden”, co-authored with Jennifer Holland of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute; Jan M. Hoem with “Recent patterns in group-specific total fertility in Finland”, co-authored with Marika Jalovaara of University of Turku and Cornelia Muresan of Babes-Bolyai University; Ann-Zofie Duvander with “Long-term effects of reforms promoting fathers' parental leave use”, co-authored with Mats Johansson of the Swedish Social Insurance Inspectorate; Ann-Zofie Duvander with “How do immigrants use parental leave in Sweden?”, co-written with Eleonora Mussino of Instituto Nazionale di Statistica, ISTAT; Ann-Zofie Duvander with “What’s biology got to do with it? Parental leave use among adoptive and biological parents”, co-authored with Ida Viklund of SUDA; and Karen Haandrikman with “Binational intra-European marriages: The case of Sweden”. Finally, John Östh with Eva Andersson, Estelle Conraux and Bo Malmberg of Stockholm University got an award for their poster “Social and ethnic segregation in Greater Stockholm 1994-2008”.

 

2012-06-22

This year six of SUNDEM's members presented register-based research at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), in San Francisco May 3-5.

Sven Drefahl and Gunnar Andersson presented Long-Distance Migration and Mortality in Sweden: Testing the Salmon Bias and Healthy Migrant Hypotheses. Elizabeth Thomson of SUDA and Trude Lappegård of Statistics Norway presented Intergenerational Transmission of Childbearing across Partnerships. Kieron Barclay presented Sex Composition of the Workplace and Mortality Risk and Helen Eriksson presented Income and Parental Leave over Time – Period and Life-Cycle Effects. Martin Kolk presented his poster on Understanding Intergenerational Transmission of Fertility - a Multigenerational Approach to Disentangle the Mechanisms of Transmission, for which one he won a poster award.



Congratulations to Martin Kolk for winning a poster award at PAA 2012!

 

2012-05-22

SIMSAM session at the European Population Conference, Stockholm, June 13-16

The European Population Conference (EPC) is held in Stockholm, June 13-16 (2012). The EPC is a general scientific conference in population studies. At EPC 2012, the theme 'Gender, Policies and Population' receives special attention. The prominence of Swedish register-based research is high-lighted with a special session devoted to research of this kind.

Friday June 15th one session is devoted to research carried out within SIMSAM.


2012-02-14

SUNDEM congratulates Karin Tesching for the successful defense of her PhD Thesis "Education and Fertility: Dynamic Interrelations between Women's Educational Level, Educational Field and Fertility in Sweden".  The thesis is based on analyses of Swedish register data and was defended at Stockholm University on February 6, 2012.

Karin Tesching
Karin Tesching

 

2011-10-28

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).

 

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.
 

2010-11-18

SUNDEM congratulates Juho Härkönen for new project funded by Fas

SUNDEM congratulates Juho for being awarded 3.37 M SEK to carry out a new register-based demographic project  with the title "Socio-economic differences in family demographic behavior: Trends and intergenerational implications"

 

2010-10-05

SUNDEM welcomes Johan Carlsson Dahlberg and Karin Tesching as new PhD students in Sociological Demography. In their dissertation work, Johan is about to study the role of social background and social mobility in family-demographic behavior, while Karin focuses on the dynamic interrelations between educational attainment, educational orientation and fertility. Both Johan and Karin base their research on analyses of Swedish register data. Karin has already completed the initial parts of her research at the University of Rostock, Germany.

 

2010-10-01

SUNDEM international workshop on Register-based Demographic Research

A workshop with the focus on Register-based demographic research was held in Stockholm on September 27-28, 2010. The workshop involved researchers and statisticians active in demographic studies based on Nordic (and non-Nordic) register data. The two-day workshop included presentations of recent and ongoing research based on register data and discussions of various issues regarding data and research design. Presentations focused on substantive issues but also on technicalities regarding data and/or comparability of data.

Workshop program here

 

2010-07-05

SUNDEM was represented by seven of its researchers at the 17th Nordic Demographic Symposium held in Lund on June 17-19, 2010. Gunnar Andersson, Ann-Zofie Duvander, Sven Drefahl, Sara Ström, Helen Eriksson, Maria Brandén and Sofi Ohlsson presented papers with register-based demographic research to the audiences of Nordic demographers.

 

2010-07-02

Nordforsk has awarded 900,000 NOK for a researcher network titled "Register-based Life Course Studies: Sociological, Demographic and Economic Perspectives." The network aims at increasing collaboration among users of Nordic population register data by organizing seminars and workshops and by supporting research visits between the Nordic countries. The coordinator of the network is Torkild H. Lyngstad from the University of Oslo and Statistics Norway (and a SUNDEM collaborator). Juho Härkönen from SUDA and SOFI is in the steering committee, together with Marika Jalovaara (University of Helsinki) and Mette Gerster (University of Southern Denmark), both of whom are also international collaborators in SUNDEM.

 

2010-07-01

SUNDEM welcomes Karen Haandrikman to Stockholm University and the project on Register-based research in Nordic demography. Karen joins the University for a post-doctoral research position starting July 1, 2010. She is located at the Department of Human Geography, with e-mail karen.haandrikman@humangeo.su.se. In June 2010, she defended her PhD thesis at Groningen University, with focus on the geographical dimensions of partner choice in the Netherlands. Most of her PhD research is based on analyses of register data of the Netherlands. Karen now shifts her attention to studies of spatio-demographic behaviors based on Swedish register data.

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Karen Haandrikman

 

 

2010-05-04

SUNDEM welcomes Marie Berlin as PhD student in Sociological Demography. Marie works at and is sponsored by Socialstyrelsen, The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. Her PhD project on "School performance, socioeconomic background and long-term outcomes for (vulnerable) children after primary school" is based on data from Swedish health and population registers.

 

2010-05-04

SUNDEM welcomes Siv Schéele as affiliated member of the project. Dr Schéele is senior consultant emerita and now involved in a research project on the factors behind commuting and migration within and between Swedish labor-market regions.

 

2010-04-23

SUNDEM represented at the 2010 annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA)

This year, SUNDEM was represented with presentations of register-based research at no less than seven sessions at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA), in Dallas April 15 - 17. Gunnar Andersson presented the papers “Divorce Risks of Immigrants in Sweden”, co-authored with Kirk Scott (Lund University), and "Welfare State Context, Female Earnings and Childbearing", co-authored with Michaela Kreyenfeld (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research). Helen Eriksson presented her paper “Are There Gendering Effects of a Gender Neutral Parental Leave Policy?”. Sven Drefahl presented his posters “How Does the Age of a Child Affect Parental Mortality?” and "Socio-economic Status Triggers Differences in Mortality by Living Arrangements and Marital Status". Sofi Ohlsson presented her poster “Type of Occupation and the Transition to Parenthood in Sweden”. Finally, Maria Brandén and Sara Ström presented their poster “Occupation, Gender and Internal Migration - Sweden 1998-2008”.

 

2010-04-23

The Department of Sociology at Stockholm University and SUNDEM announces a doctoral position in Sociological Demography.

More about the position (In English)
More about the position (In Swedish)

 

2009-10-22

SUNDEM are happy to welcome Sven Drefahl to Stockholm. Sven has a post-doc position in the SIMSAM project at SUDA after the defence of his Ph.D. thesis at Rostock University. His thesis involves a series of studies on the association between family relations and mortality. His dissertion work is based on analyses of Danish register data, and this experience is now transfered to corresponding research for Sweden.

Drefahl

Sven Drefahl

SUNDEM welcome Maria Brandén, Sofi Ohlsson and Martin Kolk as new PhD students in Sociological Demography. In their dissertation work, Maria is about to study the causes and consequences of regional mobility in a sex segregated labor market, Sofi studies the relationship between occupation, workplace and family dynamics, while Martin focuses on the effects of kinship relations on demographical behavior. All three base their research on analyses of Swedish register data.

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From left: Maria Brandén, Martin Kolk and Sofi Ohlsson.

 

SUNDEM are happy to welcome Juho Härkönen to Stockholm. Juho has been a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course at Yale University (CIQLE). He has conducted comparative European research on dual joblessness, socioeconomic differentials in divorce, and the intergenerational transmission of inequality. Juho joins as researcher in SUNDEM and is also affiliated to the SPaDE Center at SUDA and the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).

Juho Härkönen

 

2009-03-11

Two to three PhD candidates will be recruited to the project ”Register-based Research in Nordic Demography”, financed through the SIMSAM initiative. The doctoral positions involve research on family dynamics that relies on register-databases maintained at SUDA.

 

2009-01-26

The Department of Sociology / Stockholm University Demography Unit announces a two-year post-doctoral position in the project ”Register-based Research in Nordic Demography”, financed through the Swedish Initiative for research on Microdata in the Social and Medical Sciences (SIMSAM). The position is for the period 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2011 or as otherwise agreed. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to bring along plans for his/her own demographic research based on Swedish register data, to collaborate intensively with other project members, and contribute to the development of register-based research.

More information about the position

 

2009-01-07

Two research assistants will be recruited for the project ”Register-based Research in Nordic Demography”, financed through the SIMSAM initiative. The positions are on part-time during spring 2009 and involve the organization of register data for demographic analyses. Application in Swedish.

More information about the position