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Demographic analysis: Birth intervals – how long do parents wait before they have a second child?


The median interval between the birth of the first and second child is currently three years in Sweden, a decline compared to an interval of almost four years during the mid-1970s. The length of the interval between births differs by levels of education, age of the mother, as well as between native- and foreign-born women.

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Title Language Type Date
Birth intervals - how long do parents wait before they have a second child? Report 2017-11-17
Demographic report: Having children or not. A register-based follow-up on a questionnaire survey from 2009 Report 2017-06-22
Life expectancy in Sweden 2011–2015. Life tables for the country and by county Report 2016-11-29
Mothers with one child Report 2016-07-01
Life expectancy and mortality in different social groups Report 2016-05-27
From Finland to Afghanistan – immigration and emigration since 1970 for persons born in different countries Report 2016-02-29
Living close by or far away? Distance between children and parents after a separation 1975–2013 Report 2015-06-25
Leaving the nest. A description of young people moving from home Report 2015-06-24
Love beyond borders – migration and family patterns Report 2015-03-26
Childbearing among foreign born – before and after migration to Sweden Report 2014-12-18
Mortality by occupation in Sweden 2008–2012 Report 2014-09-23
Generations through the years – a demographic description of those born during the 20th century Report 2014-05-12
Different families live in different ways – a survey on residence and support of children after a separation Report 2014-02-21
Having children in new relationships Report 2013-03-07
Children, parents and separations – Trends of the 21st century Report 2013-02-05
Domestic migration and mortality in Sweden Report 2012-12-19
Family structures and separations among first time parents Report 2012-03-30
Childbearing patterns of different generations Report 2011-12-16
Life expectancy in Sweden 2001–2010, Life expectancy tables for the country and by county Report 2011-10-20
A third child – a new trend? Report 2011-06-22
Cohort mortality in Sweden – Mortality statistics since 1861 - Mortality statistics since 1861 Report 2011-03-15
Born in Sweden – but still different? The significance of parents' country of birth. Corrected 2010-11-12 Report 2010-05-26
Cohort mortality in Sweden – Mortality statistics since 1861 Report 2010-03-15
Having children or not? Report 2009-10-29
Leaving home Report 2008-12-03
Immigrants' migration patterns Report 2008-11-26
Immigration of family members Report 2008-11-26
Childbearing among native and foreign born Report 2008-11-03
Work and childbirth – Comparisons of native and foreign born women and men Report 2008-10-03
Parental leave and working life. A study of mothers´ life careers. Report 2007-06-15
Life expectancy in Sweden 2001–2005 Report 2007-02-28
The elderly: care needs and proximity to relatives Report 2006-03-21
Housing market and family planning Report 2005-12-21
From population increase to decrease World population development 1950 to 2050 Report 2005-12-21
Family relations, children and Interregional mobility Report 2005-12-15
Children and their Families 2004 Report 2005-12-02
Children and their Families 2002 Report 2005-03-04
In and out migration after World War II Report 2005-02-03
Mortality by education, type of housing and civil status Report 2005-01-28
Children and their Families 2003 Report 2004-12-01
What affects sick leave? Report 2004-05-10
Time children spend with their parents Report 2004-05-05
Children and their Families 2002 Report 2004-02-04
Migration flows in Sweden 1999–2001 Report 2003-12-01
Population year 2002 Report 2003-05-22
Unemployment and Childbearing Report 2003-05-21
Children and their families 2001, Part 2 Report 2003-03-21
Children and their Families 2001, Part 1 and 2 Report 2003-03-21
Children and their Families 2001, Part 1 Tables Report 2003-03-10
Labour migration - a solution on increasing dependency ratios? Report 2002-10-31
Mothers and fathers. On being a parent 2001 Report 2002-10-30
How many children will I have? Report 2002-08-15
Population year 2001 Report 2002-05-24
Life expectancy, health and employment Report 2002-04-03
Children and their Families 2000 Report 2002-02-18
Children´s share of the cake. Report 2002-02-08
Life expectancy in Sweden 1991–2000 Report 2002-02-07
Employment status and reproductive behaviour Report 2001-12-17
Why so few babies? Report 2001-03-21
Children and their Families 1999 Report 2001-01-04

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