Ari Klængur Jónsson

Ari Klængur Jónsson


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Besöksadress Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 8
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Postadress Sociologiska institutionen, Demografiska avdelningen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

Ari Klængur Jónsson joined SUDA as a doctoral student in sociological demography in January 2016. He has a master‘s degree in demography from Stockholm University (2015), a master‘s degree in social science research methods from the University of Bristol (2008), and a bachelor‘s degree in political science from the University of Iceland (2005). Ari‘s research is focused on fertility and family dynamics in modern Iceland and he is working with Icelandic register data, covering the total population of women born in Iceland between the years 1941 and 1997. Ari has a student affiliation with Stockholm University SIMSAM Node for Demographic Research (SUNDEM) and the Linneaus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe (SPaDE).


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  • 2017. Ari Klaengur Jónsson. Demographic Research 37, 147-188

    BACKGROUND Iceland is one of the most gender-equal countries in the world, but one that does not seem to have experienced the same fertility fluctuations as most other countries, following the enhanced role of women in society. OBJECTIVE In this study we examine the childbearing trends in Iceland during 1982-2013 by analysing the progressions to parities one, two, and three. We also investigate whether there is evidence of gender preferences for children among Icelandic parents. METHODS Official individual longitudinal register data is used, covering the total female population born in Iceland between 1941 and 1997. The data is analysed by means of event history analysis. RESULTS We find evidence of tendencies to postpone motherhood during the period, with increases in fertility for women in their 30s and 40s. The propensity to have a second and a third child has not declined; on the contrary, these birth intensities have increased since the mid-1980s. Estimates suggest that Icelandic parents prefer to have daughters. CONCLUSIONS During a period of increased educational attainment and postponed family formation, the resilience of Icelandic fertility is intriguing. CONTRIBUTION The study provides the first comprehensive overview of fertility trends in Iceland.

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Senast uppdaterad: 30 augusti 2017

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