Research project The project will examine the impact of the number of siblings on child health by taking advantage of a unique database available at the Umeå SIMSAM Lab.
The aim of this project is to examine the impact of the number of siblings on child physical and mental health. Specifically, it will assess whether children raised in larger families differ from those in smaller families in terms of: consumption of prescribed drugs, use of hospital care and longevity, as compared to children in smaller families. The magnitude of effects of family size will be compared across various family types and different income strata. These research questions will be addressed by using high quality data from Swedish Registers that cover the whole population and allow detailed analysis.
Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2015-2017: SEK 2,580,000