Children, families and households


The number of all domestic and intercountry adoptions for one year.
The statistics show the number of births in a year.
The statistics shows proportions of cohabitants, married and singles in different age groups
Families and households
Describes the size and composition of families and households in Norway
Marriages and divorces
Figures on divorces, separations, marriages and partnerships
The statistics shows the population in Norway, including all counties and municipalities
Cash transfers to families with children
The statistics has been discontinued
Population and Housing Census, households
The statistics has been discontinued
Population and Housing Census, immigrant households
The statistics has been discontinued

Analyses, articles and publications

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  1. Reconciling estimates of the long-term earnings effect of fertility

    This paper presents novel methodological and empirical contributions to the child penalty literature. We propose a new estimator that combines elements from standard event study and instrumental variable estimators and demonstrate their relatedness.

  2. Shared residence after union dissolution. Recent developments and characteristics

    This report investigates recent developments and general characteristics of the practice of shared residence in 2020. The report is based on the survey Contact Arrangements and Residential Arrangements 2020, and it focuses on parents who have previously been cohabiting or married.

  3. Can the child penalty be reduced?

    Children cause large earnings drops for mothers but not fathers, a stylized fact known as the “child penalty” that explains a substantial portion of remaining gender income gaps.

  4. Marriage before children? First family formation among the children of immigrants in Norway

    Differences in the timing and pathway into family life provide insights into the social distance between majority and immigrant-background groups. Increasing similarity in these processes across immigrant generations may indicate blurring of group distinctions.

  5. Origin and residential influences on the first partnership choices of the children of immigrants in Norway

    Using Norwegian register data on migrant-background individuals born 1985 to 2001 who were either native born or who immigrated as children or teens, in combination with data from the World Marriage Database, we investigate how residential partner markets and marriage behavior in countries of origin shape partner choice and choice of union type in Norway

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