Explaining very low fertility in postindustrial societies: an unconventional approach

Research project
Inactive research
Project size
1 710 053
Project period
2012 - 2015
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Short description

A collaborative project with Harvard University. The project includes Japan, South Korea, Spain, the USA and Sweden. The main project is led by Professor Mary Brington and the Swedish subproject by Associate Professor Livia Oláh, Stockholm University. The Swedish study is funded by the Riksbank's Jubilee Fund (RJ). . One of the aims of the study is to highlight social norms that affect how young men and women in post-structural countries view family formation. Started in 2012 and ends in 2015.


Merete Hellum, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg


Livia Oláh, project leader, Department of Sociology, Stockholms University