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Mortality is at the core of topics in demography, and many of the methods that demographers rely on have been developed in research on longevity and mortality.

Social demographers focus on social inequalities in the risk of dying at different stages of the life course and how mortality patterns change over time. Increases in life expectancy produce higher fractions of elderly in the population and motivates research on the living conditions of the elderly, including in relation to retirement, work, family life, and health. Some of our recent research within this research area focused on mortality patterns during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our research on health and how different aspects of poor health is related to mortality risks is often carried out in collaboration with colleagues in epidemiology and public health. 

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Siddartha Aradhya

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Siddartha Aradhya. Photo: Stockholm University

Kieron James Barclay

Researcher, Docent in Sociology

Department of Sociology
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Sunnee Billingsley

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sociology
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Maria Brandén

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Maria Brandén. Foto: Clément Morin/Stockholms universitet.

Filip Dabergott

PhD Student

Department of Sociology
Filip Wigselius. Foto: Sociologiska institutionen

Sven Drefahl

Senior Lecturer, Docent

Department of Sociology
Sven Drefahl. Photo: Stockholm University

Lisa Harber-Aschan

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Lisa Harber-Aschan

Linda Nathalié Kridahl

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Linda Kridahl. Foto: Stockholms universitet

Martin Kolk

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Martin Kolk

Anastasia Lam

Gästforskare

Department of Sociology

Eleonora Mussino

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Eleonora Mussino. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University

Stefanie Möllborn

Senior Lecturer

Department of Sociology
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Livia Olah

Senior Lecturer, Docent

Department of Sociology
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Elena Pupaza

Researcher

Department of Sociology
Elena Pupaza

Jiaxin Shi

Guest PhD Student

Department of Sociology
Jiaxin Shi

Sarah Schmauk

Visiting PhD student

Department of Sociology

Isaac Sasson

Guest Researcher

Department of Sociology
Isaac Sasson

Miska Simanainen

Doktorand

Department of Sociology
Miska Simanainen

Caroline Uggla

Researcher

Department of Sociology
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Frankseco Junior Yorke

Phd student

Department of Sociology
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Matthew Wallace

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Matthew Wallace. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University

Ben Wilson

Researcher, Docent

Department of Sociology
Ben Wilson. Photo: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University

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