This year’s Meeting of Population Association of America took place in Boston, May 1-3. Our successful participation at the conference is not only an indicator of the importance of family policy research, but also of the high-quality research done at SPaDE. Below is a list of papers presented by SPaDE’s researchers, with links to abstracts:

Long-Term Effects of Gender Role Attitudes on the Transition to Parenthood: Do Egalitarian Men Catch up? • Eva Bernhardt, SUDA; Jani Turunen, SUDA.

Sharing the Caring: Negotiations, Satisfaction and Their Consequences • Maria Brandén, Stockholm University; Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk, SUDA.

Nordic Family Policy and Union Dissolution • Trude Lappegård, Statistics Norway and SUDA; Ann-Zofie Duvander, SUDA.

The Transition Generation’s Entrance to Parenthood: Patterns across 19 Post-Socialist Countries • Sunnee Billingsley, SUDA; Aija Duntava, SUDA.

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Gender Attitudes, Housework Divisions, and Partnership Satisfaction • Leah Ruppanner, University of Melbourne; Maria Brandén, SUDA

Childbearing Intentions and Economic Uncertainty in Contemporary Europe • Susanne Fahlén, Stockholm University; Livia Olah, SUDA

Educational Institutions as Mating Markets • Juho Härkönen, SUDA; Margarita Chudnovskaya, SUDA.

Father Involvement and Fertility in Norway • Trude Lappegård, Statistics Norway and SUDA; Tom Kornstad, Statistics Norway.

EU-Policies and Fertility: The Emergence and Implementation of Fertility Issues at the Supra-National Level • Gerda R. Neyer, SUDA; Arianna Caporali, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED); Nora Sánchez Gassen, University of Southampton.

Family Composition and Union Dissolution among Families with Children in Sweden • Livia Olah, SUDA; Jani Turunen, SUDA.

Contextual Effects on Educational Attainment in Individualized Neighborhoods; Differences across Gender and Social Class • Eva K. Andersson, Stockholm University; Bo Malmberg, Stockholm University.

Diversity and Segregation in Metropolitan Contexts: Los Angeles as a Paradigm for Our Changing Ethnic World • William A. V. Clark, University of California, Los Angeles; Bo Malmberg, Stockholm University; John Östh, Uppsala University.

Onward Migration of African Europeans: Comparing Attitudes to Migration Motives • Karen Haandrikman, Stockholm University; Sadia Hassanen, Multicultural Centre, Stockholm.

Grandchildren Influence Retirement? The Presence of Grandchildren and the Geographical Distance between Grandparents and Grandchildren at Retirement Transition • Linda Kridahl, SUDA.


The following papers were presented in poster sessions:

Dimensions and Determinants of Immigrant Integration: The Role of Origin and Settlement • Eleonora Mussino, SUDA; Salvatore Strozza, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II; Laura Terzera, Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca.

Incentive or Obstacle? The Use of Parental Leave of Immigrant Mothers • Eleonora Mussino, SUDA; Ann-Zofie Duvander, SUDA.