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 Network 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”.