Livia Olah

Senior Lecturer, Docent

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Works at Department of Sociology
Telephone 08-16 28 76
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Room B 852
Postal address Sociologiska institutionen, Demografiska avdelningen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Livia Sz. Oláh is Associate Professor of Demography (Ph.D., 2001, Stockholm University) at the Dept. of Sociology, Stockholm University with expertise also in law and political science, comparative welfare state research and gender studies. She has been the initiator and coordinator of the research network Gendering European Family Dynamics; a member of the Network of Excellence RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe; FP6, 2006-2011), academic observer for Sweden in the European Alliance for Families (2009-2012), a member of the Editorial Board of Cogent Social Sciences, Cogent OA, Taylor & Francis Group, UK (2016-2019), the Social Science Review web-based journal of CSS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2014-), the Open Urban Studies and Demography Journal, Bentham Open (2015-2018), and the editorial advisory board of The Open Demography Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, USA (2008-2014), as well as of reference groups for Swedish government reports on family issues.



Oláh is the main instructor for the following courses:

Population Processes, 7.5 ECTS credits - course in the Multidisciplinary Master's Program in Demography

Master's thesis in Demography, 30 ECTS credits / 15 ECTS credits - Multidisciplinary Master's Program in Demography (1 and 2 years)

Kandidatuppsats i sociologi, 15 ECTS credits - basic level course

Samhälle och befolkningsfrågor, 7.5 ECTS credits - elective basic level course



Oláh’s main research interests are: family demography in comparative perspective with emphasis on men’s role in the family, policy impacts on fertility and partnership dynamics, and the interplay of family patterns and societal and familial gender relations in European societies. She is the Project coordinator of FamiliesAndSocieties (“Changing Families and Sustainable Societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations”), a project financed in the Seventh Framework Programme (Febr. 2013 – Jan. 2017). Oláh is also the Principal Investigator of the Swedish part of the international comparative project “Explaining very low fertility in postindustrial societies”, financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.


Last updated: March 7, 2021

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