The Gender Story of European Family Change

"The Gender Story of European Family Change” open symposium with SPaDE’s Livia Oláh as main organizer was held in Stockholm on October 24, 2009. About 50 participants attended the symposium, contributing with engaging questions and comments. Symposium program here (pdf)

SPaDE researchers on stage at workshop in Stockholm

On October 6, SPaDE held its first annual workshop with center members, international collaborators and advisory board members present in Stockholm. SPaDE researchers presented output from the first year of center activity. Agenda here (pdf)

Newcomers to SPaDE

We are pleased to announce that Gerda Neyer, Juho Härkönen, Jan Hoem and Sunnee Billingsley are joining SPaDE in Stockholm. Gerda Neyer is a political scientist who has collaborated in the past with several SPaDE members and previously headed the Laboratory of Population and Policy at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Juho Härkönen has been a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course at Yale University. He has conducted comparative European research on dual joblessness, socioeconomic differentials in divorce, and the intergenerational transmission of inequality. Juho will also have an appointment in the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI). Sunnee Billingsley is to receive her Ph.D. from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona where she has been enrolled at the Department of Political and Social Sciences. Her Thesis involves a series of studies on the impact of market reform and political change on demographic behavior in Russia. Jan Hoem joins as a visiting Emeritus Professor in Demography. Currently, he has an emeritus position at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, where he served as Director during most of the last decade. Jan Hoem has conducted research on social policy and childbearing in Sweden and is the founder of the Stockholm University Demography Unit.

Workshop on Economic Uncertainty and Family Dynamics

This summer, Gunnar Andersson (SPaDE), Michaela Kreyenfeld (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) and Ariane Pailhé (French National Institute for Demographic Studies) organized a workshop on Employment Uncertainty and Family Dynamics, in Berlin on July 3 and 4, 2009. Full program here (pdf)