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Two SUDA Teams Receive Research Grants

Two excellent teams of researchers at the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA) have received significant grants from Vetenskapsrådet, the Swedish Research Council.

Gunnar Andersson, Sunnee Billingsley, Johan Dahlberg, Gerda Neyer, Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk and Livia Oláh received 4.5 million SEK (Swedish krona) in funding for their project “Fertility intentions, fertility considerations and Swedish fertility decline”, which will utilise quantitative and qualitative approaches to identify the factors driving declining birth rates in Sweden. The project will examine development and differences in employment, education, partnership life courses, gender norms, gender-role, parental and family attitudes, and women’s and men’s views of their and their (potential) children’ future. The research will pay particular attention to social differences and cleavages that may have occurred during the past decade. For the quantitative analyses they will use data from the 2012 and the 2020 Generations and Gender Surveys, both of which were initiated and carried out under the leadership of SUDA researchers.

Additionally, project leader Siddartha Aradhya and a team composed of Raffaele Grotti (European University Institute), Maria Brandén (Stockholm University and Institute of Analytical Sociology, Linköping University), Juho Härkönen (European University Institute, Stockholm University), Sara Ayllón Gatnau (University of Girona) received 3.9 million SEK in funding for their project "Dynamics of immigrant integration in unemployment, poverty, and segregation". This project will apply a life course perspective to study socioeconomic inequalities in terms of unemployment and income poverty dynamics between second generation immigrants and ancestral Swedes, using Swedish population register data. They will also test the roles of residential segregation and neighborhood characteristics and extrapolate their results to understand the societal consequences of inequalities in unemployment and poverty dynamics.

Congratulations to both teams! We are delighted to see the talent coming from SUDA and look forward to your research results.