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Centre for Economic Demography

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The Centre for Economic Demography consists of more than thirty collaborators in economic history, economics, social medicine, social work and statistics that in their research focus on socioeconomic issues from a historical and international demographic perspective. In 2006 the Centre was awarded one of the so-called Linnaeus grants that form part of the Swedish Research Council’s new emphasis on long-term financing of cutting-edge research. The Linnaeus grant, first introduced in 2006 and granted in national competition with all research areas represented, guarantees 10 years of research funding at the Centre and the establishment of a research school that will safeguard the need of new research talents in the future.

P.O. Box 7083
SE-SE-220 07 Lund
+4646-222 00 00 (oper)
Direct phone: 22+extension
Internal mail: hämtställe 10
Telefax: +4646-222 73 39
Visiting address: Scheelevägen 15B, Alfa-huset, 2 vån

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Andersson, Clas , Programmer +4646-222 74 87
Andersson, Erik , Administrative assistant
Andersson, Mats , Administrative assistant
Bengtsson, Tommy , PhD , Professor, Centre Director
Blomberg, Staffan , Associate professor
Brasjö, Sofia , administrative assistant
Carlson, Benny , Professor
Dribe, Martin , PhD , Professor
Erlandsson, Linda , Administrative assistant
Fransson, Kristin , Administrator
Hedefalk, Finn , Ph.D. student
Helgertz, Jonas , Ph.D. , Ph.D.
Håkansson, Irene , Assistant
Isaksson, Markus , Administrative assistant
Jarl, Madeleine , B.A. , Research secretary
Jennings, Julia , Visiting scholar
Johansson, Per , Administrative assistant
Juarez, Sol Pia , Ph.D., Post-doc +4646-222 03 45
Karlsson, Tobias , PhD , Ph. D.
Lindström, Martin , MD, PhD , Professor, Senior Physician
Lundborg, Petter , PhD , Professor
Nilsson, Rolf , Administrative assistant
Olsson, Mats , Associate professor
Perez Vicente, Raquel , Project administrator
Persson, Mats , Ph. D. candidate
Quaranta, Luciana , Ph.D. , Ph.D.
Ringkvist, Johanna , administrative assistant
Rooth, Dan-Olof , Visiting scholar
Rosvall, Maria , Professor, Senior physician
Scalone, Francesco , Ph.D. , Researcher
Scott, Kirk , PhD , Associate professor
Stanfors, Maria , Associate professor
Svensson, Patrick , Associate professor
Öberg, Stefan , researcher +4631-786 47 37

Subject area
Economic demography explores the relationship between population and economy in a broad sense; how a population is influenced by economic development and in what ways do population changes affect the economy. The classical dilemma, still relevant in our times, is whether the economic resources will suffice for an ever-increasing population growth. Other areas of interest are the impact of economic aspects on the long-term decline in mortality and the diminishing family size that is linked to the demographic transition. Relevant contemporary research topics include the causes and consequences of long waves in births, and the impact of changing demographic age structure and composition on the economy. Yet another important area deals with the interplay between economic cycles and short-term variations in nuptiality, fertility, mortality and migration. Special interest is also given to studies on family and labour market, migration patterns, and health and mortality issues. All these areas are to a certain degree interrelated and by embracing them in a coherent framework of analysis we can e.g. study immigrants’ family formation, their fertility behaviour, their entry and exit on the labour market, and their health status and mortality patterns. The interdisciplinary character of the research program enables a holistic perspective on such research areas.

Areas of research: Factors behind changes in fertility: the long-term decline, the long waves, and the short-term variations Factors behind changes in mortality: the long-term decline, age-specific mortality, and causes of death Factors behind immigration, and emigration/return migration: economic and political aspects, and the economic integration of immigrants Demographic causes of changes in age composition Effects of decreasing child-births: the family, the school and educational system Effects of increasing longevity (individual ageing): the individual, the family, geriatric care, and the pension system Effects of changes in age composition (population ageing): the labour market, the health care system, and the pension system

Katalogansvarig: Madeleine Jarl , Tel: +4646-222 42 58 , Fax: +4646-222 73 39 , Mobil: +4670-698 02 08 ,
Föreståndare: Tommy Bengtsson , Tel: +4646-222 73 80 , Fax: +4646-222 73 39 ,
Procurement coordinator: Madeleine Jarl ,

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The information regarding the organization last updated: 2014-04-08