Investigating the health and social outcomes of only children using Swedish register data

Title
Investigating the health and social outcomes of only children using Swedish register data
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Katherine Keenan # University of St Andrews
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Date and Time
13th May 2019 13:00 - 13th May 2019 14:15
Location
Practice Suite 1.12, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/q-step/community/events/research_seminars/2019/investigating_the_health_and_social_outcomes_of_only_children_using_swedish_register_data

Increasing postponement and fertility decline in Europe mean that the proportion of only children are a substantial and increasing proportion of all sibling groups. Recent analysis of Swedish data has found that only children have one of the highest mortality rates of all sibling groups, but the mechanism remains unclear. In this seminar, Katherine Keenan from the University of St Andrews will talk about her latest research using Swedish administrative data on children without siblings. In her study, she investigated the health and social outcomes of only children in adolescence and early adulthood, using multivariable regression and cousin fixed effect comparisons. 

This seminar will take place on 13th May from 1pm in the Practice Suite (1.12) on the first floor of the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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