Glenn Sandström is a Docent/Associate Professor researching family dynamics from a historical and contemporary perspective.
Glenn Sandström is a Docent in historical demography at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and Centre for Demographic and Aging Research (CEDAR) at Umeå University, Sweden and he is also a Research Affiliate, at the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA), Department of Sociology, Stockholm University and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) - Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute.
Sandström research covers a wide range of issues regarding changes in family dynamics and gender relations such as the long-term development of family stability and fertility in Sweden and other European countries from the late nineteenth century up until today. Currently, Sandström is working on several different projects for example focusing on the social changes underlying the increase in divorce in Sweden since the early 20th century up until today as well as the long term growth of one person households in Sweden. Since 2019 he is the PI of the Marcus an Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (DNR: MAW 2019.0029) The power of one? -The long-term increase in one-person households in Sweden, 1900-2017.
Apart from historical topics Sandström also coordinates the work package Single Living, Co-Residence and Family Complexity among the Elderly of Today and Tomorrow. This research focuses on the living conditions of individuals living alone in contemporary Sweden and is part of the FORTE-program Ageing well - individuals, families and households under changing demographic regimes in Sweden (Forskningsrådet för hälsa, arbetsliv och välfärd, FORTE, DNR: 2016-07115) lead by Professor Gunnar Andersson Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA).
Published open access software is found on my GitHub page:
Research areas: History, Demography, Population, Family dynamics, Divorce, Marraige, Fertiltiy, Houshold structure, One person households, Singel living