What Happened to Nordic Fertility?

02.02.2021 14:00 - 03.02.2021 18:00


The webinar will be organised via Zoom. The link will be sent to registered participants before the beginning of the webinar.

All times are in Finnish time (EET, UTC+2).

Presentation videos available until 18 February 2021

Videos of the presentations (where the presenter has allowed to share the recording) are accessible with the links below. The videos will be available until Thursday 18 February 2021.

Tuesday 2.2.2021

Chair: Emma Terämä, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Finance, Finland

14:00 Opening and welcome
Emma Terämä & Marika Jalovaara

14:15 Nordic fertility declines in context: Continuities or conundrums?
Gunnar Andersson, Stockholm University

15:00 Nordic family policies and fertility
Gerda Neyer, Stockholm University

15:45 Break

16:15 Fertility forecasts in the Nordic countries
Mikko Myrskylä, University of Helsinki and MPIDR

17:00 Economic development, women’s education, and their fertility – a study across and within European countries
Jessica Nisén, University of Turku

17:45 What happened to educational differences in cohort fertility in Finland and Sweden? The narrative of dual polarization.
Marika Jalovaara, University of Turku

18:30 Closing of day 1


Wednesday 3.2.2021

Chair: Emma Terämä, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Finance, Finland

14:00 Beyond the economic gaze: Childbearing during and after Recessions in the Nordic Countries
Chiara Comolli, University of Lausanne

14:45 The impact of economic uncertainty on fertility intentions in Norway
Trude Lappegård and Axel Peter Kristensen, University of Oslo

15:30 Break

16:00 Partnerships and fertility: Trends and conjectures
Linus Andersson, University of Turku

16:45 Changing partnership and fertility dynamics in Finland: A cohort approach
Leen Rahnu, University of Turku

17:30 Closing – conclusion

18:00 End of day 2


Webinar is organised by

Suomen Väestötieteen Yhdistys