Below are first project publications for a general and wider audience, followed by refereed journal articles.


Buchanan, A. & A.Rotkirch (2013) Fertility rates and population change: No Time for Children?  London: Palgrave.


Finnish municipal sex ratios & other macro indicators from this interactive map, by Lassi Lainala.


Project member, Dr. Stuart Basten received Outstanding International Impact ESRC prize for his work on Asian population projections, see interview here.  

Hämäläinen, Antti (2014) Täällä on pahin pula nuorista naisista - katso kotiseutusi tilanne! Iltasanomat 6.12.2014 (lue) (lehtjuttu liitteyn interaktiiviseen kuntatilasto-karttaamme)

Säävälä, Minna (2013) Talouskehitys ei luonut turvaa Intian naisille. Helsingin Sanomat vieraskynä 21.1 2013. (lue tästä)

Basten, S. (2013) ‘Uncertainty in Population Projections’, POSTnote (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology briefing note to UK parliamentarians), July 2013.

Turtiainen, Suvi (2013) Syntyvyys vähenee, mutta väkiluku kasvaa. Helsingin Sanomat 2.3.2013 (lue tästä)

Rotkirch, A. (2012) Euroopan lama iskee syntyvyyteen. Helsingin Sanomat vieraskynä 14.15.12. (teksti tässä)


Refereed journal articles and book chapters

Rotkirch, A, & Miettinen. A. (2016) Childlessness in Finland. In Kreyenfeld, M. (ed) Childlessnes in Europe. Patterns, Causes, Consequences. London: Springer.

Kulathinal, S., Miettinen A. & A. Rotkirch (in prep.): Eudcational homogamy and age of first birth in Finnish couples. 

Kulathinal, S. & Säävälä, M. (submitted) A behavioral model for assessing the marriage squeeze in India.

Miettinen, A., Lainiala, L. & Rotkirch, A. (2015) Does domestic gender equality predict childbearing? Evidence from the time use study among Finnish couples. Acta Sociologica  58(2): 139-154.

Basten, S., Sobotka, T., Zeman, K., Abassi-Shavazi, M. J., Adsera, A., Van Bavel, J., Berghammer, C., Choe, M. K., Frejka, T., Leridon, H., Mills, M., Morgan, S. Ph., Rindfuss, R. R., Rosero-Bixby, L., Rotkirch, A.,  Sanderson, W., Testa, M. R., Thévenon, O., Zhao, Zh. (2014) Future fertility in low fertility countries. In W. Lutz, William, P. Butz, and KC Samir (eds) World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century, pp. 39-14. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Kulathinal, S. & Säävälä, M. (2014) Fertility intentions and early life health stress among women in eight Indian cities: Testing the reproductive acceleration hypothesis. Journal of Biosocial Science 47(05), 632-649.

Basten, S., Sobotka, T., Zeman, K., Abassi-Shavazi, M.J., Adsera, A., Van Bavel, J., Berghammer, C., Choe, M.K., Frejka, T., Leridon, H. and Mills, M., 2014. Future fertility in low fertility countries. VID Working papers 5. 

Khopkar, S., Kulathinal, S., Virtanen, S. M., & Säävälä, M. (2015). Age at menarche and diet among adolescents in slums of Nashik, India. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health27(4), 451-456.

Verropoulou, G., & Basten, S. (2014). Very low, low and heavy weight births in Hong Kong sar: how important is socioeconomic and migrant status? Journal of Biosocial Science46(03), 316-331.

Säävälä, M. (2014). The 'Hindu Joint Family': Past and present. Studia Orientalia Electronica84, 61-74.

Miettinen, A., & Szalma, I. (2014). Childlessness intentions and Ideals in Europe. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research49, 31-55.

Testa, M. R., & Basten, S. (2014). Certainty of meeting fertility intentions declines in Europe during the 'Great Recession'. Demographic Research31, 687-734.

Jalovaara, M., & Miettinen, A. (2013). Does his paycheck also matter?: The socioeconomic resources of co-residential partners and entry into parenthood in Finland. Demographic Research28, 881-916.

Lainiala, Lassi & Miettinen, Anneli (2013): Skewed Marriage Markets and Sex Ratios of Finnish People in their Twenties. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research 2013, pp. 51-63. Helsinki, Väestöliitto. 

Säävälä, Minna & Char, Arundhati (2013): Semen loss and sexual anxiety among young unmarried men: Being young and vulnerable in rural India. Sexuality & Culture DOI 10.1007/s12119-013-9177-2.

Rotkirch, Anna (2013) Baby fever and longing for children. In Fertility rates and population change: No Time for Children? London: Palgrave.

Basten, S., Lutz, W., & Scherbov, S. (2013). Very long range global population scenarios to 2300 and the implications of sustained low fertility. Demographic Research28(39), 1145-1166.

Basten, S. (2013) Television and the representation of motherhood. In Fertility rates and population change: No Time for Children? London: Palgrave.

Basten, S. (2013) Comparing projections assumptions of fertility in Advanced Asian Economies; or ‘thinking beyond the medium variant’, Asian Population Studies9(3), 322-331.

Basten, S., & Verropoulou, G. (2013). ‘Maternity migration’and the increased sex ratio at birth in Hong Kong SAR. Population Studies67(3), 323-334.

Rotkirch, A., Basten, S., Väisänen, H. & Jokela, M. (2012) Baby longing and men’s reproductive motivation. Vienna Yearbook of Demographic Research 9, 283-306.

Testa, M. R., & Basten, S. (2012). Have lifetime fertility intentions declined during the Great Recession? (No. 9/2012). Vienna Institute of Demography Working Papers.