Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Erola, Jani
Organisation Åbo universitet
Projektets titel Perinatal health and transition to adulthood
Beslutnr 324613
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 480 000
Beskrivning av projektet
This study analyzes how health in perinatal period, i.e., the period from the 23rd gestational week until 7 days since childbirth, affects individual’s later life, in the transition from childhood to adulthood. Perinatal health is operationalized through measures of birth weight, gestational age, prenatal smoking, and selected medical diagnosis of risk factors in pregnancy. We analyze the effects of perinatal health on the transition to adulthood holistically, in many different time points, and with multiple criteria such as: success of the transition to adulthood include: success at school, cognitive skills, transition to secondary and tertiary level education, transition to employment, family formation, and the risk of becoming excluded from education and labor markets. This study is based on linked population register data on complete birth cohorts from 1987 to 2007 in Finland. The study is conducted at the Department of Social Research, University of Turku.