Finnish Yearbook of Population Research 2023-06-08T13:02:17+03:00 Anna Rotkirch Open Journal Systems <p class="esittely">is a peer reviewed, open access journal published by the Population Research Institute of the Family Federation of Finland (<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Väestöliitto</a>) in collaboration with <a title="" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Finnish Demographic Society</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Institute of Migration</a>.</p> Socioeconomic resources and family formation among young Finnish adults 2023-06-01T13:50:06+03:00 Anneli Miettinen <p>How do individuals’ employment or financial resources affect childbearing in Finland? Are these resources equally important to men and women, or in couples?</p> <p>This study examines the relationship between individuals’ socioeconomic resources – employment, education, and income– and entry into parenthood. The results show that employment stability is a key prerequisite for family formation among young adults in Finland. Being unemployed or having fewer financial<br>resources is related to postponement of parenthood in most population groups, notably among those who are approaching age 30, or above it. A lack of economic resources appears to be an obstacle to family formation at several stages: first through union formation, and next, within unions. The associations are very similar among men and women, indicating that policies that support gender equality in employment are advantageous to childbearing.</p> 2023-06-08T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Anneli Miettinen