Search for dissertations about: "birth order"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 197 swedish dissertations containing the words birth order.

  1. 1. Family, Neighborhoods, and Health : Conditions for the Development of Human Capabilities

    Author : Evelina Björkegren; Helena Svaleryd; Hans Grönqvist; Erik Plug; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Health; Inequality; Mortality; Intergenerational Mobility; Birth-order; Neighborhoods; Birth; Childhood; Youth; Capabilities; Education; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay 1: We use data from a large sample of adoptees born in Sweden to decompose the intergenerational persistence in health inequality across generations into one pre-birth component, measured by the biological parents’ longevity, and one post-birth component, measured by the adopting parents’ longevity. We find that most of the health inequality is transmitted via pre-birth factors. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Long-term Impact of Birth Order on Health and Educational Attainment

    Author : Kieron Barclay; Jens Rydgren; Gunnar Andersson; Irma Elo; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Birth Order; Health; Mortality; Educational Attainment; Sibling Comparison; Fixed Effects; Sweden; Register Data; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis examines the long-term impact of birth order on health, and educational attainment. Swedish register data is used to link individuals to their siblings, thereby allowing members of the sibling group to be compared to one another. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sibling Configuration and Adulthood Outcomes : The Case of Two-Child Families

    Author : Roujman Shahbazian; Magnus Nermo; Erik Bihagen; Katarina Boye; Anette Eva Fasang; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; educational choice; income; siblings; birth order; birth spacing; sex-composition; STEM; Sweden; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This thesis includes three empirical studies, analyzing how sibling configuration (i.e. birth order, birth spacing and sex-composition) influences siblings’ long-run income and educational choice. This is done by utilizing the unique linkage opportunities of administrative registers covering the entire population of Sweden. READ MORE

  4. 4. Obstructed labour and Birth preparedness: Community studies from Uganda

    Author : Jerome Kabakyenga; Socialmedicin och global hälsa; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; obstructed labour; individual factors; health system factors; protecting own integrity; adverse outcomes; knowledge of danger signs; birth preparedness; assistance by skilled birth attendants; Uganda;

    Abstract : Labour is said to be obstructed when the presenting part fails to descend through the birth canal despite strong uterine contractions. The condition is mostly prevalent in low-income countries where the main causes are cephalopelvic disproportion and malpresentation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Effects of family configuration on cognitive functions and health across the adult life span

    Author : Sara Holmgren; Bo Molander; Lars-Göran Nilsson; Annika Melinder; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Sibship size; birth order; intelligence; executive functioning; episodic memory; health; diseases; adulthood; old; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : This thesis examines whether childhood family configuration influences performance on cognitive functions and health in adulthood and old age. All studies examined participants in the Betula Prospective Cohort Study aged 35 to 85 years (Nilsson et al., 1997). READ MORE