Fertility decline and one-child families in Finland: The effects of parenthood experiences, work characteristics, and work–family reconciliation on subsequent childbearing (OneChild)

Main funder

Funder's project number: 339051

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 242 898,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/09/2021

Project end date: 31/05/2025


With the proposal, I apply funding for three years from the Academy of Finland for a research post as Postdoctoral Researcher. The proposed OneChild research project concerns the topical issue of declining fertility rates in Finland, with a special focus on one-child families. The project explores the factors that predict subsequent childbearing among Finnish first-time parents. Cross-national longitudinal survey data collected as part of the CobaGloba Research Consortium is utilized to compare, how first-time parents’ co-parenting expectations during pregnancy and experiences when the child is 1.5 years old predict the subsequent childbearing intentions among Finnish, Japanese, and Portuguese parents. Also, longitudinal survey data collected as part of the CHILDCARE Research Consortium is used in investigating how parenting experiences, work-related factors, and work–family reconciliation predict the subsequent childbearing behavior among Finnish first-time parents. The project contributes to the topical discussion about the reasons why parents living in one-child families are inclined to withdraw from the subsequent childbearing both in the Finnish and international contexts.

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