Fertility and Well-Being


Parental Age at the Time of Birth and Health Outcomes for Parents and Offspring

Conducted by Mikko Myrskylä; Kieron Barclay, Pekka Martikainen, Kai Willführ, Alice Goisis, Eckart Voland; in Collaboration with Martin Kolk (Stockholm University, Sweden), Hanna Remes (University of Helsinki, Finland), Katherine Keenan (London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom), Emily Grundy (London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom), Iliana V. Kohler (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA), Irma T. Elo (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA), Ruben C. Arslan (University of Göttingen, Germany)

Most of the existing literature on the relationship between advanced parental age at birth and health outcomes for the parent and the offspring provides associational evidence. In this project, we assess the causality of the relationship, as well as the underlying mechanisms.Detailed description

Research keywords: Fertility Development; Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology


Myrskylä, M.; Barclay, K. J.; Goisis, A.:
Der Gynäkologe 50:10, 767-772 (2017).
Arslan, R. C.; Willführ, K. P.; Frans, . E. M.; Verweij, K. J. H.; Myrskylä, M.; Voland, E.; Almqvist, C.; Zietsch, B. P.; Penke, L.:
bioRxiv 042788, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. (2016).
Barclay, K. J.; Keenan, K.; Grundy, E.; Kolk, M.; Myrskylä, M.:
Social Science and Medicine 155, 82-92 (2016).
Barclay, K. J.; Myrskylä, M.:
SSM-Population Health 2, 68-76 (2016).