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Family formation and dissolution among disabled men

Time Thursday 10 October, 2019 at 13:00 - 14:00
Place CEDAR, Northern Behavioural Sciences Building, 4th floor, Seminar room Fatmomakke

Decades of research has underscored the patterns of family formation and dissolution across different groups and associated implications of these patterns for long-term health and longevity. Most of these studies, however, have largely overlooked family formation and dissolution patterns among individuals with disabilities.

The talk will cover the history of the 1953 Stockholm Birth Cohort Study Multigenerational Study (SBC Multigen), a cohort including 14,608 subjects as well as their parents, siblings, children, nieces and nephews, and present results from a study that used this data to explore patterns of family formation and dissolution among men who had a disability by age 18.


About the speaker

Alessandra Grotta is a statistician with expertise in epidemiology. She is currently working at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, in the field of sustainable lifestyles. She has been previously conducting research in the area of lifestyle epidemiology, mainly focusing on the effects of physical activity and diet on cancer and cardiovascular health using data from the Swedish National March Cohort. She has also experience in life course epidemiology using data from the Stockholm Birth Cohort. Her methodological research interest is on statistical methods for confounding and mediation analysis in observational studies.


The seminar will be in English and the english title is: Family formation and dissolution among disabled men in the Stockholm Birth Cohort Multigenerational Study.


Alessandra Grotta
Research fellow, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, 

Gunnar Malmberg
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