The winner of the Håkan Lindgren-prize!

Published: 2021-03-04

Congratulations, Louise Cormack! You are the winner of the Håkan Lindgren-prize for best Bachelor and Master thesis in Economic History in Sweden with your thesis Intergenerational transmissions in reproductive behavior in the context of the historical fertility transition - An analysis of a population in Southern Sweden 1813–1967.

Please let us know why you chosen this topic?

I was fascinated by the historical fertility decline due to its speed and magnitude. Past research suggest that new family attitudes could explain some of the decline, but there are few studies that specifically analyze the role of the family and the previous generation’s behavior. I found a small correlation between mothers’ and daughters’ childbearing that emerged at the end and after the fertility decline, but mainly among smaller, urban families/Louise

Stockholm School of Economics