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