The age of the youngest child impacts parental mortality, with a significant survival advantage observed for parents of newborns due to both selection and behavioral changes, while controlling for parental age. This is revealed by a Swedish study published in the scientific journal Genus.
It is often assumed that the expansion of private pensions is likely to increase income inequality among retired elderly. But in countries where private pensions have expanded the most, income inequality has not. This is one of the results of a new dissertation in sociology at SOFI.
Research should not be seen as individual truths, but as an ongoing conversation and a piece in the puzzle that contributes to the whole. The value lies in the complicated, completed picture, says Martin Hällsten, Professor of sociology.