Scandinavian Population Studies, Vol. 13.

Nordic demography: Trends and differentials

Edited by Jørgen Carling. Published by Unipub forlag and the Nordic Demographic Society, Oslo 2002. Based on The Fourteenth Nordic Demographic Symposium, Tjøme (Norway), 3-5 May 2001.

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See also: Index of all previous volumes

How fast will the number of people aged ninety and above increase during the coming decades? Are people consciously planning which part of the year they want their children to be born in? Can the origin of surnames tell us something about immigration patterns at a time when migration statistics were inexistent? Will the institution of marriage become extinct as a result of young people's acceptance of childbearing in cohabiting unions? These are some of the questions asked in this collection of articles by demographers working on the Nordic countries. The Nordic region is of special interest in international demographic research for several reasons. First and foremost, population statistics are probably of better quality here than anywhere else in the world and they go back a very long time. Second, the Nordic countries have been at the forefront of the dramatic changes in family life that are often referred to as the 'second demographic transition'. Lastly, there is an active community of demographic researchers and practitioners in universities, government statistical institutions, and research institutes throughout the Nordic countries. This volume is based on papers given at the 14th Nordic Demographic Symposium held in Tjøme, Norway in May 2001. The volumes of Scandinavian Population Studies have been published by the Nordic Demographic Society following the symposiums, which have been organized on a regular basis since 1968.


Population censuses

The Census in global perspective and the coming microdata revolution
Robert McCaa and Steven Ruggles [Abstract]

Socio-economic categories in Norwegian censuses up to about 1960
Einar Lie [Abstract]

Mortality dynamics

The changing cause of death pattern among infants, Stockholm 1878-1925
Bo Burström and Eva Bernhardt [Abstract]

Old-age mortality trends in Norway
Helge Brunborg [Abstract]

Influence of migrants on regional variations of ischaemic heart disease mortality in Norway 1991-1994
Erik Nymoen [Abstract]

Fertility trends

Changing seasonality of births in Sweden 1900-1999
Per-Gunnar Cassel [Abstract]

Industrialisation and fertility in a mining district of northern Sweden 1900-1920
Stefan Warg [Abstract]

An overview of recent fertility trends and family policies in Denmark
Lisbeth B. Knudsen [Abstract]

Family demography

Cohabitation and marriage among young adults in Sweden: Attitudes, expectations and plans
Eva Bernhardt [Abstract]

Hem ljuva hem: Cohabitation, marriage, and access to home ownership in Sweden, 1970-1992
Nathanael Lauster [Abstract]

Towards gender equality in Norway's young generations?
Kari Skrede [Abstract]

Language and partner selection in Finland
Fjalar Finnäs [Abstract]

Dissolved families - A prospective longitudinal cohort study of family strain before parental separation following schoolchildren born in Denmark 1973
Mogens N. Christoffersen [Abstract]

Migration in historical perspective

Surnames as proxies for place of origin in the 1801 census for Norway Sølvi Sogner and
Gunnar Thorvaldsen [Abstract]

International migration and return migration of Swedish engineers before 1930 and in the 1990s
Per-Olof Grönberg [Abstract]

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Scandinavian Population Studies, Vol. 13 is distributed by the publisher Unipub forlag. The book will be registered as: Jørgen Carling (ed.): "Nordic demography: trends and differentials". It is available from the Norwegian internet bookshop which has limited provisions for sales abroad. Outside Norway, it could be more convenient to order the book through a local bookshop. The ISBN is 82-7477-091-9 and the publisher can be contacted at

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