Jeffrey NeilsonPostdoctoral Fellow

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • family demography, gender, parenthood, time use, work-family


My research focuses largely on how men and women allocate their time between the household and labor market. Outcomes which I focus on include: the household division of labour and how it is impacted by parenthood; how working couples spend time together and invest time in their children; the division of paid labour; and caregiving responsibilities over the life course. Another research interest of mine is sleep, including how it is influenced by work- and family-responsibilities.


I teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, covering topics such as family demography, economic change in post-war Sweden, the demographic transition, and family and work in an international perspective.

Recent research outputs

Jacobs, J., Jeffrey Neilson & Maria Stanfors 2017 Aug 1 Center for Economic Demography, Lund University, 34 p.(Lund Papers in Economic Demography; no. 2017:5)

Research output: Working paper

Maria Stanfors, Jeffrey Neilson & Jacobs, J. 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper, not in proceeding

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