Trends in Childbearing and Nuptiality in Sweden: An Update with Data up to 2007
2011 (English)In: Finnish Yearbook of Population Research, ISSN 1796-6183, Vol. XLVI, 21-29 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present an update of the main features of recent trends in vital family-demographic behavior in Sweden. For this purpose, time series of relative risks of childbearing, marriage, and divorce by calendar year are updated with another five years of observation added to previously published series. We demonstrate that fertility in Sweden continued its upward trend during much of the first decade of the 21st century. The rise pertains to all birth orders. It is driven by the halt in postponement of first childbearing at the younger ages and the continued fertility recuperation at higher ages. Marriage propensities increased as well, reversing a decades-long trend of decreasing marriage rates. The trend reversal comprises first marriages and remarriages alike. Interestingly, the increased popularity of marriage and childbearing is accompanied with a slight decline in divorce risks during the first decade of the new century.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: The Population Research Institute , 2011. Vol. XLVI, 21-29 p.
fertility, marriage, divorce, period trends, Sweden
Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject Demography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64784OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-64784DiVA: diva2:458740
FunderSwedish Research Council