Nordic Family Policy and demographic Consequences (NORDiC)

The overall objective of this project is to advance understandings of the link between Nordic family policy and demographic behaviour (continued childbearing and family stability) and life-course earnings. The main objective is decomposed into three sub-goals: (1) develop more comprehensive insight of the consequences of use of the parental leave policy on demographic behaviour and life-course earnings, i.e. the effect of individual take up of parental leave and the allocation between parents. (2) consider the effects of specific changes, or so-called “critical junctures” in family policy, i.e. the introduction of the fathers’ quota within the parental leave policy and the introduction of the childcare cash benefit. (3) expand the analyses of the effects of family policy by examining the importance of regional variations and possible effects of cultural, structural and economic contexts.

Project details

Project manager
Trude Lappegård
Project term
Project status
Research field

About the Project


Ann-Zofie Duvander (Stockholm University)

Gerda Neyer (Stockholm University)

Ólöf Garðarsdóttir (University of Iceland)

Advisory board:

Professor dr. Peter McDonald (The Australian National University)

Professor dr. A. Gauthier (NIDI)

Professor dr. Ø. Kravdal (University of Oslo)

Professor dr. Guðný Björk Eydal (University of Iceland)

Professor dr. P. Moss (University of London)