Demography – driving forces & consequences
The population is ageing, urbanization seems never to end and the networks we are part of affect us i many different ways. We try to understand the trends.

Demography is important when you aim to understand the future. Today’s trend toward a growing and ageing population is very much an issue for the future as it affects not only the individual but many parts of society. It is, e.g., of great importance for how we organize labor and welfare.

How we relate to each other in a population is also changing due to demographic development. By understanding people’s personal networks, we can study the spread of crime, for example. Personal networks and relationships have also proven to be very important for our health, and this information could be used in preventive work against the spread of illness.

In recent years, new forms of relationships have emerged. Does this mean that our need for close relationships has changed or that it is just taking on new forms? What are the consequences for how we live, work, and have children?


Amir Rostami
PhD, Sociology
Christofer Edling
Professor, Sociology
Christoffer Carlsson
Doctor of philosophy in criminology
Hernan Mondani
MSc., Engineering Physics, PhD, Sociology.
Jens Rydgren
Professor, Sociology
Joakim Sturup
Chriminologist, Ph.D.
Maria Törnqvist
Associate Professor, Sociology
Martin Kolk
Associate Professor, Demography
Michael Grätz
PhD, Political and Social Science
Mikaela Sundberg
Associate Professor, Sociology
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