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Linda Nathalié KridahlResearcher

About me

Linda Kridahl has a PhD in Sociological Demography at the Department of Sociology. Currently, she studies older couples focusing on economic conflicts, household money management, relational satisfaction, and gender equality together with Ann-Zofie Duvander (Stockholm University). She also works on a study where she and Andy Qi and Ann-Zofie Duvander compare different definitions of retirement in register data and subjective defintion in survey data. Previously, she studied retirement in Sweden focusing on leisure and family (older parents, grandchildren, and partnership). She also studied filial care in Sweden addressing whether childhood family dissolution and parents’ living arrangement influence adult children’s support. Please see CV for more details. 

Linda has a Master in Demography and a Bachelor of Social Science from Stockholm University, and is also the former President of the Swedish Demographic Association (2016-2020)

Linda recently recieved 4.8 million grant from Forte to study late life divorce together with Ann-Zofie Duvander, Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk, Jani Turunen and Marianne Abramsson. The title of the project is Divorce in old age: Predictors and consequences of late life divorce. The project will be running for three years starting in January 2021 with Linda as the project leader. More information on the project will be coming soon.

Linda has also recieved a 3.3 million grant from the Kamprad Family Foundation together with Ann-Zofie Duvander (Stockholm University). The project was active for 2018 - 2021 and was titled "Life quality among older adults in contemporary Sweden: Financial conflicts, relationship quality and equality". For more information go to Stockholm University Research Database.

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Publications in peer-review journals


Kridahl, L. & Duvander, AZ. (2022) Financial Disagreements and Money Management Among Older Married and Cohabiting Couples in Sweden. Journal of Family and Economic Issues.  

Duvander, A-Z. & Kridahl, L. (2021). Best done differently? Couples’ money pooling and the association with economic conflicts. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 39(5):1344-1368

Kridahl, L. & A-Z. Duvander (2021). Are Mothers and Daughters Most Important? How Gender, Childhood Family Dissolution and Parents’ Current Living Arrangements Affect the Personal Care of Parents. Social Sciences 10(5): 160

Duvander, A-Z. & Kridahl, L. (2020). Decisions on marriage? Couple’s decisions on union transition in Sweden. Genus 76, 22

Kridahl, L. & Silverstein, M. (2020). Retirement and Aging Parents in the Swedish Population. Journal of Population Ageing 13: 81-112

Kridahl, L. & Kolk, M. (2018). Retirement Coordination in Opposite-sex and Same-sex Married Couples: Evidence from Swedish Registrers. Advances in Life Course Research 38: 22-36.

Kridahl, L. (2017). Retirement Timing and Grandparenthood in Sweden: Evidence from Population-Based Register Data. Demographic Research 37(31): 957-994.

Kridahl, L. (2015). Retirement and Leisure: A longitudinal Study using Swedish Data, In: Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, A., Kuhn, M. and Sunde, U. (Eds), Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2014, Vol 12: 141-168


Working papers

Relationship satisfaction and the role of bargaining power and pooling of money in older couples in Sweden (co-authored with Ann-Zofie Duvander, Stockholm University) Available as pre-print Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2022:02


Research projects