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Welfare, Politics and Social Stratification

Research in this area focuses on the relationships among: social stratification; social political, and economic institutions; and attitudes, values, and behavior.

Presentation

Utilizing either a comparative or a longitudinal framework to explain variation across various contexts, much of our research relies on large-scale, micro-level cross-national databases, such as the International Social Survey Program (ISSP), the European Social Survey (ESS), and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). For more information on these databases, visit the Comparative Research Center Sweden, organized by Umeå University.

Further, to investigate individual-level change over long periods of time, we make use of national and international longitudinal databases, specifically micro-level national register-based databases and panel surveys. Registry data and other Statistics Sweden databases such as LISA and STATIV that track labour market participation are analyzed within the framework of Umeå SIMSAM Lab, which focuses on childhood, lifelong health, and welfare. Longitudinal research also relies on Statistics Sweden's Survey of Living Conditions (ULF) as well as the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC).

The research spans a broad range of themes, such as:

Attitudes towards the welfare state, the market, inequality and redistribution
Jonas Edlund
Maureen A Eger
Malcolm Fairbrother
Sanna Hardell
Ingemar Johansson Sevä

Gender, equality, division of labour and health
Anna Baranowska-Rataj
Maureen A Eger
Sara Kalucza
Karina Nilsson
Ida Öun

Labour markets and labour market policy
Anna Baranowska-Rataj
Jonas Edlund
Ingemar Johansson Sevä
Daniel Larsson
Madelene Nordlund
Mikael Stattin
Rune Åberg
Ida Öun

Children, youth and health
Anna Baranowska-Rataj
Annica Brännlund
Sara Kalucza
Karina Nilsson
Frida Olsson Skog

Well-being and happiness
Anna Baranowska-Rataj
Filip Fors