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The effects of birth spacing on health and socioeconomic outcomes

Jun 09 2021

UCL Event

In this webinar, Kieron Barclay discusses research on the Utah Population Database which examines the relationship between birth spacing and outcomes across the life course.

The relationship between the length of birth intervals and child outcomes has received increased attention in recent years, but few studies have examined offspring outcomes across the life course in North America. 

This webinar will discuss a study which uses data from the Utah Population Database (UPDB) to examine the relationship between birth intervals and a range of short- and long-term outcomes.

Outcomes including:

  • Preterm birth
  • Low birth weight
  • Infant mortality
  • College graduation
  • Occupational attainment
  • Adult mortality.

Kieron Barclay

Kieron Barclay is a Pro Futura Scientia XIV Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study and an Associate Professor in Sociology at Stockholm University.

A primary theme of his work has been to examine the consequences of parental fertility decisions for their children; for example, how parental age at the time of birth, spacing between births, family size, and birth order affects children's health and mortality at various stages of the life course, as well as their educational and socioeconomic attainment.

University College London
Online, Zoom