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This page highlights some of the publications, both academic and popular, written by FLUX researchers. We also include some news articles where FLUX researchers have been interviewed.

Peer-reviewed publications

These publications have been thoroughly reviewed by other researchers before publishing, and they are published in well-known academic journals or books.

Richard A. Settersten Jr, Marlis Buchmann, Martin Kohli, René Levy, Anik de Ribaupierre, Katariina Salmela-Aro et al. (2023): Overcoming Vulnerability in the Life Course—Reflections on a Research Program. In book Dario Spini & Eric Widmer: Withstanding Vulnerability throughout Adult Life. Dynamics of Stressors, Resources, and Reserves (Palgrave Macmillan)

Härkönen, J., Jalovaara, M., Lappalainen, E. & Miettinen, A (2023): Double Disadvantage in a Nordic Welfare State: A Demographic Analysis of the Single-Parent Employment Gap in Finland, 1987–2018. European Journal of Population

Andersson, L. (2023) The role of sex differences in partnering for sex differences in completed fertility, Population Research and Policy Review, 42(17)

Jalovaara, M., Andersson, L. (2023) A register-based account of period trends in partnership prevalence, entries, and exits by educational level for men and women in Finland, Demographic Research, 48(x)

Andersson, L. Uggla, C., Jalovaara, M., Saarela J. (2022) Less is more or more is more? Union dissolution and re-partnering as an engine for fertility in a demographic forerunner context – a register-based completed cohort fertility approach, Demography, 59(6): 2321-2339.

Ueda, P., Shabazian, R., Ghaznavi, C., Andersson, L. (2022) Nationwide study of trends in physicians partner choice for childbearing unions. J. Intern Med. 292(1):165-167

Lydia Palumbo, Ann Berrington, Peter Eibich & Agnese Vitali (2022) Uncertain steps into adulthood: Does economic precariousness hinder entry into the first co-residential partnership in the UK?, Population Studies.

Ewa Batyra, Tiziana Leone and Mikko Myrskylä (2022): Forecasting of cohort fertility by educational level in countries with limited data availability: The case of Brazil. Population Studies.

Alice Goisis,  Maria Palma, Niina Metsä-Simola, Reija Klemetti, Pekka Martikainen, Mikko Myrskylä, Mikko, Alina Pelikh, Marco Tosi and Hanna Remes (2022): Medically Assisted Reproduction and Mental Health: A 24-Year Longitudinal Analysis Using Finnish Register Data. Available at SSRN.

R Klemetti, B Perry, A K Aaris Henningsen, A Lærke Spangmose, A Pinborg, S Opdahl, L Bente Romundstad, C Bergh, U B Wennerholm, A Tiitinen, M Gissler (2022): Puberty disorders among ART-conceived singletons: a Nordic register study from the CoNARTaS group. Human reproduction.

Jessica Nisén, Maarten J. Bijlsma, Pekka Martikainen, Ben Wilson & Mikko Myrskylä (2022): The gendered impacts of delayed parenthood: A dynamic analysis of young adulthood. Advances in Life Course Research.

Sanna Read, Lauri Hietajärvi & Katariina Salmela-Aro (2022): School burnout trends and sociodemographic factors in Finland 2006–2019. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Ryohei Mogi, Ester Lazzari, Jessica Nisén & Vladimir Canudas-Romo (2022): Cross-sectional average length of life by parity: Country comparisons. Population Studies.

Julia Hellstrand, Jessica Nisén & Mikko Myrskylä (2022): Less Partnering, Less Children, or Both? Analysis of the Drivers of First Birth Decline in Finland Since 2010. European Journal of Population.

Andrés F. Castro Torres, Ewa Batyra & Mikko Myrskylä (2022): Income Inequality and Increasing Dispersion of the Transition to First Birth in the Global South. Population and Development Review.

Alina Pelikh, Ken Smith, Mikko Myrskylä & Goisis, Alice (2022): Medically Assisted Reproduction Treatment Types and Birth Outcomes. A Between-Family and Within-Family Analysis. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Goisis, Alice and Myrskylä, Mikko (2021): Well-being of children born after medically assisted reproduction. Kindeswohl nach medizinisch assistierter Reproduktion. Der Gynäkologe.

Working papers

Working papers are latest research results, which we want to share as soon as possible for other academics to read. Working papers are currently in the process of being reviewed by other researchers.

Marika Jalovaara, Linus Andersson (2022):
A register-based account of period trends in partnership prevalence, entries, and exits by educational level for men and women in Finland
INVEST Working papers 54/2022, FLUX 7/2022

Linus Andersson, Martin Kolk (2022):
Kinship and Socioeconomic Status: Social Gradients in Frequencies of Kin Across the Life Course in Sweden
INVEST Working papers 53/2022, FLUX 6/2022

Linus Andersson, Marika Jalovaara, Jan Saarela, Caroline Uggla (2022):
A matter of time: Bateman’s principles and mating success as count and duration in contemporary Finland
INVEST Working papers 52/2022, FLUX 5/2022

Jessica Nisén, Marika Jalovaara, Anna Rotkirch, Mika Gissler (2022):
Fertility recovery despite the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland?
INVEST Working papers 50/2022, FLUX 4/2022

Leen Rahnu, Marika Jalovaara (2022):
Partnership dynamics and entry into parenthood: Comparison of Finnish birth cohorts 1969–2000
INVEST Working papers 47/2022, FLUX 3/2022

Linus Andersson (2022):
The Role of Sex Differences in Re-partnering for Sex Differences in Post-separation Fertility by Age 48: A Cohort Perspective 
INVEST Working papers 46/2022, FLUX 2/2022

Linus Andersson Marika Jalovaara, Caroline Uggla & Jan Saarela (2021): Less is more or more is more? Union dissolution and re-partnering as an engine for fertility in a demographic forerunner context – a register based completed cohort fertility approach. INVEST Working papers 43/2021, FLUX 1/2021

Policy Briefs

Policy brief articles summarise research results in a compact and concrete format. They are intended to support decision-making in the society by providing information for the decision makers.

Tapio Räsänen & Eva Österbacka: Reforming childcare support can improve equality, both between men and women and between different socioeconomic groups | PDF

Jessica Nisén: Becoming a parent at an older age has different effects for the early careers of women and men | PDF

The Strategic Research DEMOGRAPHY programme: The demographic change challenges the sustainability of the Finnish society (PDF, double page | PDF, page)

Anni Erlandsson: Employers discriminate against foreign-named job applicants in Sweden – no signs of discrimination based on gender or parenthood in general | PDF

Julia Hellstrand, Jessica Nisén & Mikko Myrskylä: Finnish women not only have children later in their lives, but now also fewer 

Marika Jalovaara & Anneli Miettinen: The highly educated often have two children — childlessness and high numbers of children more commonly seen among low- and medium-educated persons | PDF

Blogs and podcasts

Our blog posts are based on the research we have conducted, but they are written in more general terms and to the general public. We mainly write in FLUX blog, but also visit in other blogs.

INVEST Blog 14/2021 Sanni Kotimäki, Simon Chapman & Satu Helske: Fathers on family leaves: Who, when, and why?

FLUX research in media

Here we highlight some of the cases where FLUX researchers have been interviewed or otherwise provided their expertise in newspaper or magazine articles, radio or tv interviews or other media.

The Economicst (7.3.2023), video: The cost of having children. How some people weigh up whether it’s worth having kids. (Graph by Mikko Myrskylä)

Bloomberg Opinion, Gearoid Reidy (21.6.2022): The Fertility Crisis Started in Japan, But It Won’t Stay There (Mikko Myrskylä interviewed)

National Geographic: The pandemic delivered a surprise to Nordic countries: a baby boom (Jessica Nisén interviewed)