Syntyvyys Pohjoismaissa -luento 21.1.20 klo 13-15 Tiedekulmassa


Gunnar Anderssonin vierailuluennon aiheena Pohjoismaiden syntyvyyden kehitys.

Tukholman yliopiston professori Gunnar Andersson puhuu otsikolla Developments in Period and Cohort Fertility in the Nordic Countries.

Luennon jälkeen on mahdollisuus keskustella Suomen alentuneesta syntyvyydestä. Professori Heikki Hiilamo (THL ja Helsingin yliopisto), tutkija Anneli Miettinen (Kela) ja professori Gunnar Andersson (SUDA) pohtivat ilmiön syitä ja toivottavia politiikkatoimia Väestöliiton tutkimusprofessorin Anna Rotkirchin vetämässä paneelissa.

Paikka: Tiedekulma, Stage (Yliopistonkatu 4)
Aika: 21.1.2020 klo 13-15.

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Period and Cohort Fertility Change in the Nordic Countries (abstract)

The Nordic countries have been renowned for their systems of social and gender equality, as well as their so far relatively high fertility. Some of these patterns are now set to change: The 2010s saw declines in period fertility, which accelerated during the very last years of the decade. Three out of five Nordic countries now observe all-time lows in their total fertility and Finland has experienced the most dramatic decline.

Ongoing research demonstrates a striking similarity in underlying fertility reactions across the Nordic countries, with lower parities contributing most strongly to fertility trends. However, the ongoing declines are still a conundrum that motivates new research based on new types of data. Behind the patterns of falling fertility rates, we can also observe a pattern where cohort fertility and levels of ultimate childlessness have remained relatively stable over recent cohorts of Nordic women and men. Finland deviates somewhat with its higher levels of childlessness. It remains to be seen whether period decline or cohort stability will dominate future fertility developments.

Why are birth rates in Sweden falling?

Fewer and fewer children are being born in Sweden, while the average age of first-time mothers is rising. The latest figures from Statistics Sweden show that fertility rates in Sweden have fallen every year since 2009, and that the average age at first birth is the highest over a very long time. But none of the explanations researchers referred to in the past seem to be sufficient this time. So how can this development be explained?

Read more on SUDA's webpage: Why are birth rates in Sweden falling?

Gunnar Andersson