A Life Course Analysis of Geographical Distance to Siblings, Parents and Grandparents in Sweden
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The geography of kinship changes over the life course of an individual. This study makes a contribution to the demography and cultural geography of kinship by studying how migration and demographic patterns shape the geographical availability of kin in contemporary Sweden. This study examines how distance to siblings, parents and grandparents change over a person’s life course using longitudinal administrative register data. The study follows the complete 1970 cohort (N=74,406) and their kin from age 10 (in 1980) to age 37 (in 2007) using yearly information on residence of the index cohort and their family members. Overall, results show that young Swedes live close to their family members. The study reveals striking continuity in geographical distance to parents, siblings, and grandparents after age 25.
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject Sociological Demography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-106984OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-106984DiVA: diva2:742272
FunderSwedish Research Council, 340-2013-5164
Available in Stockholm Research Reports in Demography, 2014:132014-09-012014-09-012015-02-09