Nordic Demographic Symposium 2017

The 20th Nordic Demographic Symposium was held in Turku, Finland, between 14 and 16 June 2017. It attracted about 150 participants from the Nordic region and beyond. Researchers from SUNDEM and the Stockhom University Demography Unit were well presented. They contributed with a wide variety of presentations, as listed below. Next time, the 21st Nordic Demographic Symposium will be organized by SUDA. The conference will be located to Iceland and held in June 2019.


“Cohort trends in divorce and family dissolution in Sweden, 1970–2005”, Juho Härkönen (Stockholm University)

“Two decades of same-sex marriage in Sweden: A demographic account”, Martin Kolk, Gunnar Andersson (Stockholm University)

“Why do migrants go back and forth? Circular migration between Finland and Sweden”, Rosa Weber (Stockholm University), Jan Saarela (Åbo Akademi University)

“Understanding the factors that influence childbearing over the life course: causal links between employment, partnership, socio-economic status and fertility”, Ben Wilson (Stockholm University)

“Couples’ employment dynamic during the great recession and their transition to parenthood”, Chiara Ludovica Comolli (Stockholm University)

“Fertility at the dawn of a new millennium: The interplay of family policy, economic crisis and childbearing in Iceland”, Ari Jónsson (Stockholm University)

“Educational contraction in Finland? Cohort trends in educational attainment and educational inequality”, Outi Sirniö, Juho Härkönen (Stockholm University)

“Men’s childcare: a comparative study of fathers’ parental leave use in Finland and Sweden”, Ann-Zofie Duvander, Eleonora Mussino (Stockholm University) and Jussi Tervola (Social Insurance Institution of Finland)

“Occupations and fathers on extended parental leave, Sweden 2009”, Helen Eriksson (Stockholm University)

“Trends over time in his and her earnings following parenthood in Sweden”, Anna-Karin Nylin, Kelly Musick (Cornell University), Ann-Zofie Duvander, Sunnee Billingsley and Marie Evertsson (Stockholm University)

“Education, gender, and cohort fertility in the Nordic countries”, Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku), Gerda Neyer (Stockholm University), Gunnar Andersson (Stockholm University), Johan Dahlberg (Stockholm University), Lars Dommermuth (Statistics Norway), Peter Fallesen (Stockholm University), Trude Lappegård (University of Oslo)

“Why has childlessness increased among highly educated men in Sweden?”, Margarita Chudnovskaya (Stockholm University)

“Are life-course trajectories of single fathers and single mothers shaped differently by educational attainment?”, Klara Capkova (Stockholm University), Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku)

 “Is the home-care-allowance disadvantaging single mothers? Labor market consequences of the cash-for-care benefit for single mothers in Finland”, Kathrin Morosow (Stockholm University), Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku)

“Explaining sibling similarity in fertility – what more than socialization matters?”, Johan Dahlberg (Stockholm University)


“Group affiliation of children of interethnic couples in Finland”, Obucina Ognjen (Stockholm University), Jan Saarela (Åbo Akademi University)

“Lineage Extinction after four Generations: A study of 19th, 20th, and 21st century Northern Sweden”, Martin Kolk (Stockholm University), Martin Fieder (University of Vienna)

“Regional inequalities in length of life: a Nordic comparison”, Ben Wilson (Stockholm University), Isaac Sasson (Tel Aviv University), Sven Drefahl (Stockholm University), Paul Henery (Stirling University), Caroline Uggla (Stockholm University)

“Social mobility in times of austerity and times of growth: the impact on mortality risk”, Carolina Uggla and Sunnee Billingsley (Stockholm University)

“Disparities in children’s family experiences by maternal education: the case of Finland”, Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku), Gunnar Andersson (Stockholm University)