Fertility and Well-Being

At a Glance Projects Publications Team


Consequences of Sibling Group Structure

Conducted by Mikko Myrskylä; Susie Lee, Kieron Barclay; in Collaboration with Anna Baranowska-Rataj (Umeå University, Sweden), Martin Kolk, Martin Hällsten (both: Stockholm University, Sweden), Dalton Conley (Princeton University, USA)

In this project, we look at the consequences of parental fertility quantum and timing for the structure of the sibling group and the short- and long-term consequences of these decisions for the offspring. We study aspects such as sibling group size, birth spacing, and birth order.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Fertility Development, Health Care, Public Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology


Dierker, P.; Diewald, M.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2023-004. (2023)    
Keenan, K.; Barclay, K. J.; Goisis, A.:
Population Studies 77:1, 71–90. (2023)    
Howe, L. J.; Nivard, M. G.; Morris, T. T.; Hansen, A. F.; Rasheed, H.; Cho, Y.; Chittoor, G.; Ahlskog, R.; Lind, P. A.; Palviainen, T.; van der Zee, M. D.; Cheesman, R.; Mangino, M.; Wang, Y.; Li, S.; Klaric, L.; Ratliff, S. M.; Bielak, L. F.; Nygaard, M.; Giannelis, A.; Willoughby, E. A.; Reynolds, C. A.; Balbona, J. V.; Andreassen, O. A.; Ask, H.; Baras, A.; Bauer, C. R.; Boomsma, D. I.; Campbell, A.; Campbell, H.; Chen, Z.; Christofidou, P.; Corfield, E.; Dahm, C. C.; Dokuru, D. R.; Evans, L. M.; de Geus, E. J. C.; Giddaluru, S.; Gordon, S. D.; Harden, K. P.; Hill, W. D.; Hughes, A.; Kerr, S. M.; Kim, Y.; Kweon, H.; Latvala, A.; Lawlor, D. A.; Li, L.; Lin, K.; Magnus, P.; Magnusson, P. K. E.; Mallard, T. T.; Martikainen, P.; Mills, M. C.; Njølstad, P. R.; Overton, J. D.; Pedersen, N. L.; Porteous, D. J.; Reid, J.; Silventoinen, K.; Southey, M. C.; Stoltenberg, C.; Tucker-Drob, E. M.; Wright, M. J.; Social Science Genetic Association Consortium within Family Consortium; Hewitt, J. K.; Keller, M. C.; Stallings, M. C.; Lee, J. J.; Christensen, K.; Kardia, S. L. R.; Peyser, P. A.; Smith, J. A.; Wilson, J. F.; Hopper, J. L.; Hägg, S.; Spector, T. D.; Pingault, J.; Plomin, R.; Havdahl, A.; Bartels, M.; Martin, N. G.; Oskarsson, S.; Justice, A. E.; Millwood, I. Y.; Hveem, K.; Naess, Ø.; Willer, C. J.; Åsvold, B. O.; Koellinger, P. D.; Kaprio, J.; Medland, S. E.; Walters, R. G.; Benjamin, D. J.; Turley, P.; Evans, D. M.; Smith, G. D.; Hayward, C.; Brumpton, B.; Hemani, G.; Davies, N. M.:
Nature Genetics 54:5, 581–592. (2022)    
Barclay, K. J.; Lyngstad, T. H.; Conley, D.:
European Sociological Review 37:4, 607–625. (2021)    
Barclay, K. J.; Baranowska-Rataj, A.; Kolk, M.; Ivarsson, A.:
Population Studies 74:3, 363–378. (2020)    
Gabay-Egozi, L.; Grieger, L.; Nitsche, N.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-031. (2020)    
Keenan, K.; Barclay, K. J.; Goisis, A.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-004. (2020)    
Spilerman, S.; Barclay, K. J.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-017. (2020)    
Molitoris, J.; Barclay, K. J.; Kolk, M.:
Demography 56:4, 1349–1370. (2019)    
Barclay, K. J.:
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 54, 56–65. (2018)    
Barclay, K. J.; Kolk, M.:
Demography 55:3, 929–955. (2018)    
Baranowska-Rataj, A.; Barclay, K. J.; Kolk, M.:
Population Studies 71:1, 43–63. (2017)    
Barclay, K. J.; Hällsten, M.; Myrskylä, M.:
Social Forces 96:2, 629–660. (2017)    
Barclay, K. J.; Myrskylä, M.; Tynelius, P.; Berglind, D.; Rasmussen, F.:
Drug and Alcohol Dependence 167, 15–22. (2016)    
Barclay, K. J.; Myrskylä, M.:
Social Science and Medicine 123, 141–148. (2014)    
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.