Øystein Kravdal

Øystein Kravdal

Øystein Kravdal has been Professor of Demography at the University of Oslo (Department of Economics) since 1994. His main research interests are socioeconomic determinants of fertility/family behaviour and associations between all these factors and health/ mortality. Most of his work has been based on event history analysis of Norwegian register data or DHS surveys from Africa or India.


Universitetet i Oslo


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05 May 2020 | reflection

Are sibling models a suitable tool in analyses of how reproductive factors affect child mortality?

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 42 Article ID: 28
Pages: 777–798
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.42.28

15 May 2019 | research article

Taking birth year into account when analysing effects of maternal age on child health and other outcomes: The value of a multilevel-multiprocess model compared to a sibling model

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 40 Article ID: 43
Pages: 1249–1290
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2019.40.43

02 February 2018 | research article

The increasing mortality advantage of the married: The role played by education

Øystein Kravdal, Emily Grundy, Katherine Lisa Keenan

Volume: 38 Article ID: 20
Pages: 471–512
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2018.38.20

04 April 2013 | research article

What has high fertility got to do with the low birth weight problem in Africa?

Ivy Kodzi, Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 28 Article ID: 25
Pages: 713–732
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2013.28.25

13 November 2012 | research article

Further evidence of community education effects on fertility in sub-Saharan Africa

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 27 Article ID: 22
Pages: 645–680
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.22

07 September 2011 | research article

Children's stunting in sub-Saharan Africa: Is there an externality effect of high fertility?

Øystein Kravdal, Ivy Kodzi

Volume: 25 Article ID: 18
Pages: 565–594
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.18

20 April 2010 | reflection

Demographers’ interest in fertility trends and determinants in developed countries: Is it warranted?

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 22 Article ID: 22
Pages: 663–690
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.22.22

08 April 2008 | research article

Does income inequality really influence individual mortality?

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 18 Article ID: 7
Pages: 205–232
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2008.18.7

13 November 2007 | research article

Effects of current education on second- and third-birth rates among Norwegian women and men born in 1964: Substantive interpretations and methodological issues

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 17 Article ID: 9
Pages: 211–246
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2007.17.9

01 June 2007 | research article

Does cancer affect the divorce rate?

Astri Syse, Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 16 Article ID: 15
Pages: 469–492
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2007.16.15

18 July 2006 | research article

A simulation-based assessment of the bias produced when using averages from small DHS clusters as contextual variables in multilevel models

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 15 Article ID: 1
Pages: 1–20
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2006.15.1

17 April 2004 | research article

An Illustration of the Problems Caused by Incomplete Education Histories in Fertility Analyses

Øystein Kravdal

Special Collection: S3 Article ID: 6
Pages: 135–154
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2004.S3.6

08 January 2004 | descriptive finding

Educational differentials in male mortality in Russia and northern Europe

Vladimir Shkolnikov, Alexander D. Deev, Øystein Kravdal, Tapani Valkonen

Volume: 10 Article ID: 1
Pages: 1–26
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2004.10.1

10 September 2003 | reflection

The problematic estimation of "imitation effects" in multilevel models

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 9 Article ID: 2
Pages: 25–40
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2003.9.2

05 April 2002 | research article

The impact of individual and aggregate unemployment on fertility in Norway

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 6 Article ID: 10
Pages: 263–294
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2002.6.10

15 March 2002 | reflection

Is the Previously Reported Increase in Second- and Higher-order Birth Rates in Norway and Sweden from the mid-1970s Real or a Result of Inadequate Estimation Methods?

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 6 Article ID: 9
Pages: 241–262
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2002.6.9

11 December 2001 | research article

The High Fertility of College Educated Women in Norway

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 5 Article ID: 6
Pages: 187–216
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2001.5.6

04 August 2000 | research article

A search for aggregate-level effects of education on fertility, using data from Zimbabwe

Øystein Kravdal

Volume: 3 Article ID: 3
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2000.3.3

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