Stockholm Birth Cohort

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ylva B. Almquist - Stockholm University, Centre for Health Equity Studies

Description:

The Stockholm Birth Cohort Study (SBC) was created in 2004/2005 by a probability matching of two anonymized longitudinal datasets; The Stockholm Metropolitan study and The Swedish Work and Mortality Database (WMD). The former involves all children born 1953 that lived in the Stockholm metropolitan area as of November 1, 1963, while the latter comprises data for the period 1980-2009 on all individuals living in Sweden in 1980 or 1990, and born before 1986.

The study comprises data from both surveys and public register records. The core of the project consists of three surveys from The Stockholm Metropolitan study; The School Study (1966), The Family Study (1968), and The Culture and Leisure Time Study (1985). There is also a wide range of register data, for instance delivery records, occupational and income data, welfare recipiency data, health records, mortality data, educational data, and dependency and child welfare committee data.

The Stockholm Birth Cohort offers unique opportunities for longitudinal research within various fields such as sociology, public health science, and psychology.

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Keywords:

housing, politics, religion, social mobility, drugs, crime, social problems, culture, consumption, ageing, health, personality, social welfare, geographical mobility, residential mobility, family environment, human behaviour, income distribution, social inequality, social structure, wages, child rearing, welfare, housework, social services, parental role, citizenship skills, political action, unemployment, family life, political interest, political behaviour, attitudes, drinking behaviour, television, radio, strikes, social protests, social reform, public services, household composition, listening to the radio, leisure time activities, hobbies, news, social activities (leisure), values, advertising, economic conditions, income, working time, social class, ill health, housing facilities, physical fitness, diseases, dental health, labour and employment, holidays, political participation, marital status, population, welfare states, social security, basic needs, ideologies, physical activities, television viewing, social environment, parent attitude, childbirth, economic activity, schools, education, personal hygiene, disadvantaged group, census data, electors, property, ownership and tenure, political change, public health, mental health, medical history, life cycle, death, entertainment, offences, demography, social conflict, crimes against persons, economic and social development, health services, dropping out (education), secondary school leaving, academic ability, academic achievement, intelligence quotient, birth rate, fertility, families, family influence, outworkers, criminals, rehabilitation (social offenders), delinquency, juvenile delinquency, social disadvantage, national development, changing society, cultural change, industrial societies, consumer societies, community behaviour, social participation, social conformity, social alienation, attitude change, social behaviour, child behaviour, birth order, family size, poverty, educational choice, infant mortality, mortality rate, mortality, maternal mortality, causes of death, contemporary society, rural migration, tolerance, beliefs, religious behaviour, students, youth culture, occupational choice, socio-economic indicators, socio-economic status, psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, mental development, personality development, behavioural sciences, educational opportunities, illiteracy, fields of study, citizen participation, health promotion and education, households, housewives, working women, personality traits, social success, social influence, social attitudes, social welfare philosophy, cultural participation, cultural activities, cultural development, social stratification, class differentiation, elite, social status, social origin, identity, class consciousness, family roles, future society, cultural behaviour, leisure time activities, epidemiology, socio-economic analysis, vital statistics, divorce rate, marriage rate, morbidity, social skills, intergroup relations, mass media use, press, social and economic rights, sociology, social change, social systems, social progress, social interaction, cognitive processes, survey data, time methods (research), longitudinal study, cohort study, cohort data, longitudinal data, social indicators, traffic, modernization, unemployed, career, shortages, quantitative data, moral behaviour, political awareness, political attitudes, mass culture, subcultures, educational migration, social networks

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ylva B. Almquist - Stockholm University, Centre for Health Equity Studies

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0106

Purpose:

To aim is to create a new tool for life-course studies of health outcomes as well as social outcomes for research in fields such as psychology, public health science, and sociology.

Description:

The Stockholm Birth Cohort Study (SBC) was created in 2004/2005 by a probability matching of two anonymized longitudinal datasets; The Stockholm Metropolitan study and The Swedish Work and Mortality Database (WMD). The former involves all children born 1953 that lived in the Stockholm metropolitan area as of November 1, 1963, while the latter comprises data for the period 1980-2009 on all individuals living in Sweden in 1980 or 1990, and born before 1986.

The study comprises data from both surveys and public register records. The core of the project consists of three surveys from The Stockholm Metropolitan study; The School Study (1966), The Family Study (1968), and The Culture and Leisure Time Study (1985). There is also a wide range of register data, for instance delivery records, occupational and income data, welfare recipiency data, health records, mortality data, educational data, and dependency and child welfare committee data.

The Stockholm Birth Cohort offers unique opportunities for longitudinal research within various fields such as sociology, public health science, and psychology.

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Time period(s) investigated:

1953 — 2017

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Stockholm County

Geographic description: Stockholm metropolitan area

Unit of analysis:

Population:

All people born in 1953 that lived in the Stockholm metropolitan area in 1963

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration
All children born in 1953 that lived in the Stockholm metropolitan area on November 1, 1963 was included in the study. Thus, children born outside of Stockholm was included, either in another Swedish region or abroad. The total sample was 15117 individuals, of which 7719 were boys and 7398 girls.

Keywords:

housing, politics, religion, social mobility, drugs, crime, social problems, culture, consumption, ageing, health, personality, social welfare, geographical mobility, residential mobility, family environment, human behaviour, income distribution, social inequality, social structure, wages, child rearing, welfare, housework, social services, parental role, citizenship skills, political action, unemployment, family life, political interest, political behaviour, attitudes, drinking behaviour, television, radio, strikes, social protests, social reform, public services, household composition, listening to the radio, leisure time activities, hobbies, news, social activities (leisure), values, advertising, economic conditions, income, working time, social class, ill health, housing facilities, physical fitness, diseases, dental health, labour and employment, holidays, political participation, marital status, population, welfare states, social security, basic needs, ideologies, physical activities, television viewing, social environment, parent attitude, childbirth, economic activity, schools, education, personal hygiene, disadvantaged group, census data, electors, property, ownership and tenure, political change, public health, mental health, medical history, life cycle, death, entertainment, offences, demography, social conflict, crimes against persons, economic and social development, health services, dropping out (education), secondary school leaving, academic ability, academic achievement, intelligence quotient, birth rate, fertility, families, family influence, outworkers, criminals, rehabilitation (social offenders), delinquency, juvenile delinquency, social disadvantage, national development, changing society, cultural change, industrial societies, consumer societies, community behaviour, social participation, social conformity, social alienation, attitude change, social behaviour, child behaviour, birth order, family size, poverty, educational choice, infant mortality, mortality rate, mortality, maternal mortality, causes of death, contemporary society, rural migration, tolerance, beliefs, religious behaviour, students, youth culture, occupational choice, socio-economic indicators, socio-economic status, psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, mental development, personality development, behavioural sciences, educational opportunities, illiteracy, fields of study, citizen participation, health promotion and education, households, housewives, working women, personality traits, social success, social influence, social attitudes, social welfare philosophy, cultural participation, cultural activities, cultural development, social stratification, class differentiation, elite, social status, social origin, identity, class consciousness, family roles, future society, cultural behaviour, leisure time activities, epidemiology, socio-economic analysis, vital statistics, divorce rate, marriage rate, morbidity, social skills, intergroup relations, mass media use, press, social and economic rights, sociology, social change, social systems, social progress, social interaction, cognitive processes, survey data, time methods (research), longitudinal study, cohort study, cohort data, longitudinal data, social indicators, traffic, modernization, unemployed, career, shortages, quantitative data, moral behaviour, political awareness, political attitudes, mass culture, subcultures, educational migration, social networks

Contact persons for questions about the data:

Sten-Åke Stenberg

Denny Vågerö

Publications

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Stenberg, S-Å. & Vågerö, D. (2006). "Cohort profile: The Stockholm birth cohort of 1953", International Journal of Epidemiology 35: 546-548.
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Stenberg, S-Å., Vågerö, D., Österman, R., Arvidsson, E., von Otter, C. & Janson C-G. (2007). “Stockholm Birth Cohort Study 1953-2003: A new tool for life course studies”, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 35 (1): 104-110.
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Almquist, Y. B. (2009) Peer status in school and adult disease risk. A 30-year follow-up study of disease-specific morbidity in a Stockholm cohort. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63(12):1028-1034.
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Bäckman, O. & Nilsson, A. (2010). “Pathways to social exclusion - a life course study”, European Sociological Review 27 (1): 107-123.
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Björklund, A., Lindahl, L. & Lindquist, M. J. (2010). "What more than parental income, education and occupation? An exploration of what Swedish siblings get from their parents", The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 10 (1): 1-38.
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Stenberg, S-Å. (2013). "Född 1953 - Folkhemsbarn i forskarfokus". Umeå: Boréa förlag.
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