SPaDE researchers were well represented at the Population Association of America meeting 2016 and presented a number of papers with demographic research, as follows:


”Does Marriage Matter?” Revisited: The fertility, Mortality, and Stability of the Swedish 1989 Marriage Boom Cohort. Jennifer A. Holland (University of Southampton), Brienna Perelli-Harris (University of Southampton), Gunnar Andersson (SUDA).

Can the Trailing Spouse Phenomenon Be Explained by Employer Discrimination? Maria Brandén (SUDA), Magnus Bygren (Dept. of Sociology), Michael Gähler (SOFI).

Who Decides About Having Children? Couples’ Childbearing Plans and Actual Childbearing. Ann-Zofie Duvander (SUDA), Maria Brandén (SUDA), Susanne Fahlén (SUDA), Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk (SUDA).

Diagonal Reference Model in Longitudinal Analyses of Fertility and Mortality. Sunnee Billingsley (SUDA), Sven Drefahl (SUDA), Gebrenegus Ghilagaber (Dept. of Statistics).

Residential Segregation and Intergenerational Social Mobility – Evidence from Sweden. Maria Brandén (SUDA), Ryszard Szulkin (Dept. of Sociology), Elisabeth Birkelund (University of Oslo).

Two Decades of Same-Sex Marriage in Sweden: A Demographic Account. Martin Kolk (SUDA), Gunnar Andersson (SUDA).


The following work was presented at poster sessions:

Disagreement in Fertility Plans, Unplanned Births, and Stability of Married and Cohabiting Families. Klára Capková (SUDA).

Educational Expansion and Educational Homogamy in Sweden. Margarita Chudnovskaya (SUDA).

Union Experience and Stability of Parental Unions in Sweden and Norway. Elizabeth Thomson (SUDA), Jennifer A. Holland (University of Southampton).

Life-Table Representations of Family Dynamics in the 21st Century. Gunnar Andersson (SUDA), Aija Duntava (Uppsala University), Elizabeth Thomson (SUDA).

Pioneers and Laggards: Fathers’ Uptake of Parental Leave in Sweden, 1993-2010. Li Ma (SUDA), Gunnar Andersson (SUDA), Ann-Zofie Duvander (SUDA), Marie Evertsson (Dept. Of Sociology).

Why Lagging Behind? A Demographic Analysis of the Deterioration in Finnish Single Mothers’ Employment 1989-2011. Juho Härkönen (SUDA), Eevi Lappalainen (University of Turku), Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku).


Timing of Parenthood, Earnings Trajectories, and Earnings Accumulation in Sweden. Juho Härkönen (SUDA), Stefano Cantalini (University of Milan).

Do transnational Activities Hinder Integration? The Relevance of Transnational Activities Within Integration Processes. Andrea Monti (SUDA).

Is This a Family Business? Immigrant Fathers’ Use of Parental Leave in Sweden. Eleonora Mussino (SUDA), Ann-Zofie Duvander (SUDA), Li Ma (SUDA).