Øystein Kravdal

Øystein Kravdal

I've been a professor of demography at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, from 1994 to 2022. During those years, I've had part-time positions in the Cancer Registry, Statistics Norway, or the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. I now work full time at the Centre for Fertility and Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Most of my research has dealt with the relationships between education/income, fertility/family, and health/mortality. It has to a large extent been based on Norwegian register data, but I've also used survey data from India and Africa. Event history analysis have been my main statistical tool. Some of the papers have been about methodological issues related to event history or various types of fixed-effects analysis. I was a co-editor of Population Studies from 2004 to 2013.


Universitetet i Oslo


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10 April 2024 | research article

The influence of parental cancer on the mental health of children and young adults: Evidence from Norwegian register data on healthcare consultations

Øystein Kravdal, Jonathan Wörn, Rannveig Hart, Bjørn-Atle Reme

Volume: 50 Article ID: 27
Pages: 763–796
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2024.50.27

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