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  • 1.
    Aalto, Johanna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Gårner, Paulina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Säkerhet eller produktion först?: En kvalitativ studie om säkerhetsarbete på en processindustri i Sverige2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Ett fungerande arbetsmiljö och säkerhetsarbete är viktigt för att förebygga olyckor i arbetet. Därför är det intressant att undersöka hur säkerhetsarbetet i en processindustri upplevs, en organisation där medarbetare dagligen utsätts för risker i arbetet. Genom kvalitativa intervjuer har problemområdet undersökts i syfte att identifiera aspekter som påverkar säkerhetsarbetets förutsättningar. Studiens resultat visar att säkerhetsarbete är ett komplext område där organisatoriska, tekniska och kulturella aspekter kontinuerligt samspelar. Att säkerhet ständigt tävlar om prioritet mot produktionen är dessutom en ständig utmaning.

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  • 2. Aartsen, Marja
    et al.
    Beland, Daniel
    Edmondson, Ricca
    Ginn, Jay
    Komp, Kathrin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Nilsson, Magnus
    Perek-Bialas, Jolanta
    Sorensen, Penny
    Weicht, Bernhard
    Ageing in the light of crises: Economic crisis, demographic change, and the search for meaning2012Report (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Aartsen, Marja
    et al.
    Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Komp, Kathrin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    The future of greying Europe: Conclusion2013In: Old age in Europe: A textbook of gerontology / [ed] Komp, K., & Aartsen, M., Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2013, p. 131-136Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although Europe’s population is greying, the future of Europe does not look grey. What can be learned from this book is that old age is not necessarily characterized by frailty and decline, but instead can be a time of self-fulfillment, activity, and social participation. Moreover, we now know that population ageing does not need to threaten extant social and welfare state-related institutions, but instead opens up potentials for restructuring and reinvention. Life expectancy is longer than ever before and living conditions that enhance healthy ageing have very much improved. New technologies and Information and Communication Technologies may assist older people to stay in their homes longer. The growing possibilities to reach a good old age may have given rise to what is sometimes called ‘a silver economy’: an economy with all kinds of new products and services, particularly aimed at the growing share of healthy and wealthy senior citizens. The greying of Europe might, thus, ultimately lead us into a bright and colourful future.

  • 4.
    Abrahamsson, Ella
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    En företagskultur i expansion: En kvalitativ fallstudie om att upprätthålla en startupkultur2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    På dagens dynamiska och komplexa marknad har innovation framställts som en nödvändighet för en organisations överlevnad. Startups har framhållits som organisationer i framkant när det kommer till innovation. Vidare har kulturen i startups identifierats som en central byggsten i deras framgång, en kultur som utmanas när startups expanderar. I takt med att startupföretagen växer ökar de formella och strukturella inslagen i organisationen och de kulturella element som kännetecknar startupkulturen formaliseras för att gynna den förändrade strukturen. Syftet med studien var dels att undersöka hur medarbetare i en startuporganisation upplevde att företagskulturen påverkades i en expansionsfas, dels att undersöka vilka faktorer som kunde identifieras som värnande av företagskulturen. För att undersöka detta genomfördes en kvalitativ fallstudie, där data samlades in genom semistrukturerade intervjuer. Studien visade att fallorganisationens företagskultur karaktäriserades av en familjär känsla, vilken utmanades under organisationens expansion. Organisationen har genomgått strukturella förändringar. Utvecklingen av funktionsbaserade avdelningar, med specialiserade teams och nya positioner, utgjorde en av de huvudsakliga förändringarna följt av införandet av mellanchefer. Införandet av struktur och formalisering av kommunikation och samarbetsformer hade en negativ inverkan på medarbetarnas känsla av samhörighet till organisationen i sin helhet. De kulturella förändringarna kunde i stor utsträckning härledas till medarbetarantalets drastiska ökning under expansionen. Organisationens storlek hämmade medarbetarnas nära och vänskapliga relationer, vilket utmanade den familjära kulturen. Slutsatsen för studien visade att områden som rekrytering, värdegrundsarbete, ledarskap, onboarding, teamkultur, utvecklingsmöjligheter och relationsbyggande aktiviteter kan utgöra upprätthållande faktorer för kulturen i startups under expansion.

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  • 5.
    Adolfsson, Maja
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Place and youth political action: how place shapes political action in rural Sweden2024In: Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research, ISSN 1103-3088, E-ISSN 1741-3222Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There are important gaps in the research on youth political action due to a lack of attention to the roles of place and the experiences of young people in rural places. To address these gaps, this article presents findings from intensive interviews with 15 young people (aged between 16 and 29 years) who identified as politically/socially engaged and lived or had recently lived in a rural place in Sweden. Analysis of their responses, based on constructivist-grounded theory, shows that place dimensions shaped three social processes of young people’s political action: engaging in politics in (rural) places, finding recognition as political actors in (rural) places and negotiating political belonging in relation to (urban) places. By linking these processes with Agnew’s three-dimensional understanding of place, the analysis provides novel insights into how various dimensions of place shape crucial social processes of youth political action.

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  • 6.
    Adolfsson, Maja
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Lundmark, Anneli
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Temporary employment, employee representation, and employer-paid training: a comparative analysis2022In: European Sociological Review, ISSN 0266-7215, E-ISSN 1468-2672, Vol. 38, no 5, p. 785-798Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the moderating role of employee representation on the chances of receiving employer-paid training among temporary and permanent workers from a cross-country, comparative perspective. The impact of employee representation is considered at the individual level and at the country level. The statistical analyses are performed using data from the 2015 European Working Conditions Survey and multilevel modelling. Our results suggest that temporary workers receive less employer-paid training than permanent workers. Access to employee representation increases workers' access to employer-paid training, regardless of contract type. At the country level, we found that the training-related benefits from union coverage are larger for permanent than for temporary workers. Our findings suggest that employee representation in the workplace could operate as an equalizer between temporary and permanent workers; while at the country level, the lobbying effect of union coverage is more beneficial for permanent workers. 

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  • 7.
    Ahlström, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Principal Development.
    Med hänsyn till både tid och rum: systematiskt kvalitetsarbete i fyra dimensioner2018In: Att leda skolor med stöd i forskning: exempel, analyser och utmaningar / [ed] Niclas Rönnström & Olof Johansson, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018, 1, p. 297-322Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Ahlström, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Principal Development.
    Mobbning i svensk forskning2014In: Framgångsriks skolor: mer om struktur, kultur, ledarskap / [ed] Jonas Höög & Olof Johansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, p. 217-233Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Ahlström, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Principal Development.
    Rektorers syn på mobbning: eller "Vi är som alla andra"2014In: Framgångsrika skolor: mer om struktur, kultur, ledarskap / [ed] Jonas Höög & Olof Johansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, p. 197-216Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Ahlström, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Principal Development.
    Rektors ansvar: Att ta ställning?2014In: Skolledare i mötet mellan nationella mål och lokal policy / [ed] Elisabet Nihlfors & Olof Johansson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2014, p. 179-191Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Ahlström, Björn
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Principal Development.
    Danell, Mats
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Principal Development.
    Rolling the dice in a game of trust: Organizational effects on trust, efficacy and motivation when using economic incentives as a driving force for development in Swedish schools2019In: Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, ISSN 2002-0317, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 139-148Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For a long time, the Swedish government has tried different reforms to counteract declining student results. One action was to implement a salary-lift for teachers perceived as especially skilled. However, changes within socially complex systems tend to create tensions and resistance among the staff. In this reform, a majority of teachers were excluded from the payroll raise, which led to a renegotiation of roles, rules and commitments within the faculty. In this study, the principals’ perception of the teachers’ initial reactions and responses to the implementation is the focus. The data for this study contain four narratives from principals who implemented the salary lift within their organizations. The analysis shows that the reform challenged the principals as heads of the organizations. They stated that the salary lift created conflicts and insecurities among the teachers related to their motivation, sense of trust and self-efficacy. These conflicts and insecurities seemed to fuel a spiral of mistrust within the schools in the wake of the reform.

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  • 12.
    Alalehto, Tage
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Den tornedalska identiteten: en klasslogisk analys2019In: Tornionlaakson vuosikirja 2018-2019: Tornedalens årsbok 2018-2019 / [ed] Titta Kalilo-Seppä, Haparanda: Tornedalsrådet/Nordkalottens kultur- och forskningscentrum , 2019, p. 136-142Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Alalehto, Tage
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Identitet och identitetspolitik hos tornedalingar2019In: Tornionlaakson vuosikirja 2018-2019: Tornedalens årsbok 2018-2019 / [ed] Titta Kallio-Seppä, Haparanda: Tornedalsrådet/Nordkalottens kultur- och forskningscentrum , 2019, p. 118-127Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Alalehto, Tage
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    När kom kapitalismen till Tornedalen?2019In: ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys, ISSN 2000-6225, E-ISSN 2000-6217, no 10, p. 87-111Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Tage Alalehto undersöker i denna artikel när kapitalismen kom till Tornedalen. Han utgår från lokalhistoriska källor om specifika byar i Tornedalen samt offentlig historisk statistik över hur avsättning, omsättning och vinst har utvecklats inom sektorerna jordbruk, skogsbruk och offentliga tjänster. Den bild som framträder är att en omfattande självhushållningsekonomi var dominerande långt in på 1900-talet. Ett mått av kapitalistisk produktion förekom inom skogsbruket mellan 1950- och 1980-talet, men som en följd av 1950-talets strukturomvandling, rationaliseringarna inom skogsbruket samt en frånvarande industristruktur i övrigt ersattes arbetsmarknaden till viss del av kommunala och statliga tjänster. I det stora hela blev dock Tornedalen en avfolkningsbygd. Arbetskraften sökte sig till andra regioner, så att Tornedalen kom att fungera som en geografisk arbetskraftsreserv.

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  • 15.
    Alalehto, Tage
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Reglering som policyfråga: En diskussion om regleringens effekter vid ekonomisk brottslighet2012In: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab, ISSN 0029-1528, Vol. 99, no 3, p. 316-335Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Alalehto, Tage
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    The logic of agency or the logic of structure in the concept of white collar crime: a review2018In: Crime, law and social change, ISSN 0925-4994, E-ISSN 1573-0751, Vol. 69, no 3, p. 385-399Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since 60s the white collar crime concept is divided in occupational crime versus corporate crime, exposing two different causal primacy: an agency logic and a structural logic. The logic of agency argues that corporate crime concept and the logic of structure is more or less useless for white collar crime research. The logic of structure argues that corporate crime has a validity in its own and describe a dimension of white collar criminality that the logic of agency doesn’t reach. The validity of this two positions is discussed by four crucial issues: The status of juristic persona, explanatory value, mens rea and suffering by punishment. It ends up in a Soritie paradox to which a three valued formal logic by the Stoicists Chrysippus is applied. The conclusion is that the logic of agency has the primacy, and the concept of occupational crime should be the prime concept for white collar crime.

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  • 17.
    Alalehto, Tage
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    The rate of white collar crime: The hot spot of white collar crime in Sweden during the 2000 decade2012In: Crime rates, types and hot spots / [ed] Alexander D. Morina, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012, p. 145-158Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Alalehto, Tage
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Larsson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Avslutning2011In: Vinddriven kriminalitet på en vinddriven marknad: Ekonomisk och organiserad brottslighet, Borås: Recito förlag , 2011, 1, p. 206-213Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Alalehto, Tage
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Larsson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Introduktion2011In: Vinddriven kriminalitet på en vinddriven marknad: Ekonomisk och organiserad brottslighet / [ed] Tage Alalehto, Daniel Larsson, Borås: Recito förlag , 2011, 1, p. 9-23Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Alalehto, Tage
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Larsson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Measuring trust in the police by contextual and individual factors2016In: International Journal of Law Crime and Justice, ISSN 1756-0616, E-ISSN 1876-763X, Vol. 46, p. 31-42Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigate if procedural justice and police competence affects trust in the police independent on the level of perception of corruption, and whether the impact of procedural justice and police competence varies due to perception of corruption. The data used is European Social Survey round 5 (2010), containing 24 countries. To separate individual effects from aggregate effects we used multilevel analyses. The results show that procedural justice and police efficiency are of importance for trust in the police independent of the perception of corruption. But the results also show that the impact of both procedural justice and police competence varies due to the level of perception of corruption. The conclusion is therefore that the fight against corruption must be prioritized to increase trust in the police.

  • 21.
    Alalehto, Tage
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Larsson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Varför ekobrottsforskningen gått i stå och hur vi skall få den att expandera!: ekobrottslingens demografi, riskfaktorer och kriminella karriär2011In: Vinddriven kriminalitet på en vinddriven marknad: Ekonomisk och organiserad brottslighet, Borås: Recito förlag , 2011, 1, p. 24-56Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Alalehto, Tage
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Larsson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Vem är den ekonomiske brottslingen? En jämförelse mellan länder och brottstyper: [Who is the economic criminal? A comparison between countries and types of crime]2012In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, E-ISSN 2002-066X, Vol. 49, no 1, p. 25-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Who is the economic criminal? A comparison between countries and types of crime In white collar crime research two particularly competing definitions (Sutherland versus the Revisionists) have dominated the field during the last two decades. Sutherland's definition states that the sociodemographic profile is homogeneous (entrepreneur with high education and high or regular income), despite type of white collar crime or context. The definition given by the Revisionists states that white collar criminals' demographic profile is heterogeneous (everyone can be convicted for white collar crime). As a consequence of this divided definitional approach we have a contradictive outcome of who the white collar criminal is. Our purpose is to investigate the qualification of the two definitions by analyzing heterogeneity/homogeneity based on crime type and national context. The investigation is based on seven countries from the EES 2004 (European Social Survey). We use four types of crime. The results show a rather homogeneous demographic profile but there is also a certain substantial heterogeneity depending on kinds of crime and context. The results altogether indicate that the Revisionists' definition is more correct in its description of the white collar criminal than Sutherland's definition. The demographic profile of the white collar criminal seems to be more complex than a profile confined to just one social category would be and the contextual factor has an impact on the variety of the demographic profile. An important task for future research is to hold the door open for further demographic investigations depending on the type of crime and country that the study is based on.

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  • 23.
    Alalehto, Tage
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Larsson, DanielUmeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Vinddriven kriminalitet på en vinddriven marknad: Ekonomisk och organiserad brottslighet2011Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Alalehto, Tage
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Sköld, Tryggve
    KNAPSU2014In: Tornionlaakson vuosikirja 2013-2014: Tornedalens årsbok 2013-2014 / [ed] Tapio Salo, Kyösti Satokangas, Minna Lehtola, Tornedalsrådet Nordkalottens kultur- och forskningscentrum , 2014, p. 30-42Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Alm, Erika
    et al.
    Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Berg, Linda
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Lundahl Hero, Mikela
    School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Johansson, Anna
    Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Laskar, Pia
    Department of Research and Collections, National Historical Museums of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Martinsson, Lena
    Department of Cultural Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Mulinari, Diana
    Department of Gender Studies, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
    Wasshede, Cathrin
    Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Västra Götalands Län, Sweden.
    Introduction2020In: Pluralistic struggles in gender, sexuality and coloniality: challenging Swedish exceptionalism / [ed] Erika Alm; Linda Berg; Mikela Lundahl Hero; Anna Johansson; Pia Laskar; Lena Martinsson; Diana Mulinari; Cathrin Wasshede, London, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 1-18Chapter in book (Refereed)
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  • 26.
    Almqvist, Anton
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Vem är bäst lämpad att sköta barnomsorgen: familj, stat eller marknad?: En kvantitativ studie om förändrade attityder i Sverige mellan 1986-20182022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Med hjälp av data från Välfärdsstatsundersökningen och ISSP mellan åren 1986 och 2018 studeras svenskars förändrade attityder till vem som är bäst lämpad att handha barnomsorgen. Det primära alternativet till stat och kommun ansågs 1986 vara familjen, år 2018 utgör familjen knappt ett alternativ över huvudtaget. Samtidigt har stödet till en offentligt organiserad barnomsorg tilltagit markant. Syftet med föreliggande uppsats är att undersöka huruvida attitydskillnader mellan generationer, kön, utbildningsnivåer och partipolitiska sympatisörer har förändrats över tid och således gett upphov till en förändrad syn på familjen, å ena sidan, och stat och kommun, å andra sidan, som bäst lämpad att bedriva barnomsorg. Med hjälp av medelvärdes- och multipel regressionsanalys visas att samtliga sociala grupper över tid blivit alltmer positiva till att någon annan än familjen handhar barnomsorgen. Förändringar i gruppskillnader över tid tycks dock inte förklara detta skifte i attityder till familjens roll. Resultatet visar att stödet till stat och kommun som bäst lämpad att bedriva barnomsorg ökat markant. Den förändrade synen till en barnomsorg i offentlig regi förklaras i stor utsträckning av att sympatisörer med Moderaterna genomgått en framträdande attitydförändring. Resultatet och dess följder diskuteras mot bakgrund av institutionell förändring och vilka implikationer detta ger. 

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  • 27.
    Andréasson, Gunnel
    et al.
    Myndigheten för stöd till trossamfund.
    Willander, Erika
    Sociologiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Andlig vård i sjukvården under coronapandemin2021In: Svensk kyrkotidning, ISSN 0346-2153, Vol. 10, no 117, p. 310-314Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 28.
    Angervall, Petra
    et al.
    Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik, Göteborgs universitet.
    Gustafsson, Jan
    Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik, Göteborgs universitet.
    Silfver, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education.
    Akademisk karriär i sociala nätverk2013In: Kön och karriär i akademin: en studie inom det utbildningsvetenskapliga fältet / [ed] Elisabeth Öhrn & Lisbeth Lundahl, Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 2013, p. 124-142Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Annandale, Ellen
    et al.
    Department of Sociology, University of York, United Kingdom.
    Hammarström, Anne
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    New biopolitics of gender and health?: "Gender-specific medicine" and pharmaceuticalization in the twenty-first century2015In: Reimagining (bio)medicalization, pharmaceuticals and genetics: old critiques and new engagements / [ed] Susan E. Bell; Anne E. Figert, Routledge, 2015, p. 41-55Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Arnell, Linda
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Narrating family: talk about a troublesome girlhood in the Swedish context2017In: Nordic girlhoods: new perspectives and outlooks / [ed] Bodil Formark, Heta Mulari, Myry Voipio, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p. 161-178Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter Linda Arnell examines how conceptions and norms regarding families and family patterns influence girls' lives and the constructions of their subjectivity. Arnell focuses on 18-year-old Amanda's narrative about her families and her troublesome upbringing. The narrative is understood as a continuous creation in relation to a broader societal narrative that occurs in intra-action with the researcher, and in relation to discursive possibilities and constraints. Through this one narrative the chapter examines how normative ideas about family can be understood as regulatory power structures that are ever-present in a complex and troubled narrative about family, girlhood, and a girl with experience of acting out.

  • 31.
    Aronsson, Elena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Främlingsfientliga attityder på arbetsmarknaden: Risker för diskriminering i form av chefers attityder2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie syftar till att undersöka chefers attityder gentemot invandrare. En negativ syn på invandrare bland chefer skulle kunna bidra till diskriminering av invandrare inom rekrytering på arbetsmarknaden. Studien är kvantitativ och grundar sig på data- materialet European Social Survey (2002), där den beroende variabeln mäter om respondenterna anser att invandrare gör landet till ett bättre eller sämre ställe att leva på. Jag jämför: 1. Chefers attityder med attityder bland de anställda 2. Attityder bland chefer inom större organisationer med attityder bland egenföretagare/ familjeföretagare 3. Chefers attityder i förhållande till grupphot och kontakt.Resultaten pekar på att chefer är mindre främlingsfientliga än anställda, men detta samband beror i stor utsträckning på utbildning. Egenföretagare/famileföretagare är mer främlingsfientliga än chefer inom större organisationer, vad detta beror på är fortfarande ett frågetecken.Sedan testades påverkan av kontakt, och där undersöktes betydelsen av att ha invandrarvänner för huruvida chefer tycker att invandrare gör landet till ett bättre eller sämre ställe att leva på. Grupphotsteorin undersöktes också, och då analyserades påverkan av att man tycker att invandrare kommer till landet och tar arbeten eller skapar nya, och till sist testades de två teorierna tillsammans. Resultaten visade att både kontaktteorin och grupphotsteorin kan bidra till att förklara främlingsfientliga attityder.

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  • 32.
    Asaro, Peter M.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    A Body to Kick, but Still No Soul to Damn: Legal Perspectives on Robotics2012In: Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics / [ed] Patrick Lin, Keith Abney and George A. Bekey, CAMBRIDGE: MIT Press, 2012, p. 169-186Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Avander, Emilia
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Lindegren, Rebecka
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Idiosynkratiska överenskommelser för att förlänga arbetslivet: En studie om hur individuella överenskommelser kan förlänga arbetslivet för äldre undersköterskor2023Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Three ongoing trends are the background for this study: the aging population, the large retirements and the challenges of skill supply, which are particularly pronounced in the public sector. Partly because of the large retirements, the public sector is currently experiencing recruitment difficulties combined with increasing demand for healthcare services. The increasing demand for healthcare services, high number of retirements and challenges of skill supply causes professional groups such as assistant nurses to be particularly exposed to increased strain. Significant factors proposed to solve current and future recruitment needs is an extended working life with economic incentives for additional years of labour market participation. However, previous studies have also shown that workers become increasingly heterogeneous as they age, suggesting that an individual approach to older workers are necessary. Therefore, this study seeks to create a deeper understanding of the work-related needs of older assistant nurses, and how individual agreements can improve work-related fit. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with older assistant nurses working in elderly care. Results indicated that the needs of the occupation govern the working conditions, and risk creating an imbalance between resources and work requirements. Different perceived working conditions combined with individual health-related aspects were identified as causing heterogeneous work-related needs, affecting the basis for a prolonged working life. Through individual agreements between manager and employee, it has instead been identified to enhance work motivation, therefore promoting both willingness and ability to postpone retirement. The results have particularly shown that agreements in tasks and schedules can improve the work-related fit and contribute to an extended working life. However, the complexity of individual agreements has also shown to be a risk of injustice among employees. Therefore, it places high demands on the development of age management strategies and policies, but also on managers in terms of the implementation and design of individual agreements.

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  • 34.
    Axelsson, Per
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Ethnicity, statistics and health in Sweden - ways forward2016In: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, ISSN 1239-9736, E-ISSN 2242-3982, Vol. 75, no 33200Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Baranowska, Anna
    Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
    Family formation and subjective well-being: A literature overview2010In: Studia Demograficzne, ISSN 0039-3134, Vol. 157/158, no 1-2, p. 103-127Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While most frequently cited economic models of family formation link partnership or parenthood decisions with the concept of maximisation of life-cycle utility, empirical research has so far assumed that life satisfaction represents a factor which cannot be measured directly. Empirical studies have therefore treated the utility derived from partnership and parenthood as universal and assumed that only the direct or opportunity costs of family formation produce variation in the observed fertility behaviour. The emerging literature treats the subjective wellbeing as a measure of utility and hence allows direct tests of hypotheses related to the impact of events in family career on life satisfaction.

    This article provides an overview of the leading theoretical concepts and the recent empirical evidence on the impact of family formation on subjective wellbeing. It surveys the studies which investigate effects of entry into union and entry into parenthood on subjective well-being. The focus is on studies that attempt to estimate the causal effects. Furthermore, the article discusses studies that consider various ways in which institutional and cultural factors can modify the impact of family formation on subjective well-being. Finally, some suggestions are formulated how the research in this field could contribute to the debate on population policy. Consequently, and some topics for further research are proposed.

  • 36.
    Baranowska, Anna
    et al.
    Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
    Gebel, Michael
    University of Mannheim, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), Mannheim, Germany.
    The Determinants Of Youth Temporary Employment In The Enlarged Europe: Do Labour Market Institutions Matter?2010In: European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, ISSN 1461-6696, E-ISSN 1469-8307, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 367-390Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article uses comparative micro data from the 2004 European Union Labour Force Survey (EULFS) for 23 European countries to study the impact of labour market institutions on the youth relative temporary employment probability. We find relatively high temporary employment rates for young workers in all countries but also a large cross-country variation in this respect. The results of multi-level regression analyses confirm that neither employment protection of regular contracts nor its interaction with the level of employment protection of temporary contracts affects the young people's relative risk. Instead, we find a positive association between collective bargaining coverage as a measure of insider–outsider cleavages and the relative temporary employment risk of young persons. These results remain robust even after controlling for macro-structural conditions, such as unemployment rate and business uncertainty.

  • 37.
    Baranowska, Anna
    et al.
    Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
    Gebel, Michael
    University of Mannheim.
    Kotowska, Irena Elzbieta
    Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics.
    The role of fixed-term contracts at labour market entry in Poland: Stepping stones, screening devices, traps or search subsidies?2011In: Work, Employment and Society, ISSN 0950-0170, E-ISSN 1469-8722, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 777-793Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Poland has become an interesting outlier in Europe in terms of employment flexibility, with an extremely high incidence of fixed-term contracts, particularly at labour market entry. In this article, detailed retrospective data from the Polish School Leavers Survey are used to analyse the dynamics of entry and exit from fixed-term contracts. The results show that neither firm-based vocational training nor diplomas from more selective tertiary education institutions provide graduates better access to secure entry positions. Regarding exit dynamics, transition patterns from fixed-term contracts into unemployment suggest that the timing of exits often coincides with the date of becoming eligible to collect unemployment benefits. The results also imply that, in Poland, fixed-term contracts might serve employers by helping them to identify the best workers.

  • 38.
    Baranowska, Anna
    et al.
    Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
    Matysiak, Anna
    Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
    Does parenthood increase happiness?: Evidence for Poland2011In: Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, ISSN 1728-4414, E-ISSN 1728-5305, Vol. 9, p. 307-325Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the recent decade demographers turned their attention to investigating the effects of children on self-rated happiness or life satisfaction. The underlying idea of this strand of research is to find out whether it pays off for individuals to become parents in terms of their subjective well-being, given the costs of having children. Following this line of research, this article studies the impacts of childbearing on individual-level happiness in Poland; a country which experienced a rapid decline in fertility despite the particularly strong attachment of young Poles to family values. To this end, we applied methods for panel data analysis which allowed us to control for endogeneity of subjective well-being and parenthood. Our results reveal a significantly positive effect of the first child on the subjective well-being of mothers. For men, this impact is weaker and most likely temporary since it weakens with the child’s increasing age. An important finding is that neither for men nor for women does the positive impact of parenthood rise with an increase in parity. This may explain the persistence of low fertility in this country.

  • 39.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    The impact of the parental division of paid labour on depressive symptoms – the moderating role of social policies2022In: Acta Sociologica, ISSN 0001-6993, E-ISSN 1502-3869, Vol. 65, no 3, p. 275-292Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the association between the parental division of paid labour and depressive symptoms in a comparative perspective. It investigates how this relationship varies across couples in countries with different social policies using data from European Social Survey, and multilevel models with cross-level interactions between the parental division of paid labour and macro-level indicators of social policies.

    The results indicate that dual-earner couples report fewer depressive symptoms than parentsin other types of families. This relative advantage of dual-earner couples varies across policycontexts. The benefits of a dual-earner model over a male breadwinner model are larger incountries where childcare services are easily available and do not disappear in countries withgenerous financial support from the state. Additional analyses reveal how these relationshipsdiffer across gender.

  • 40.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
    Trash contracts?: The impact of temporary employment on leaving the parental home in Poland2011In: Studia Demograficzne, ISSN 0039-3134, Vol. 159, no 1, p. 57-73Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Poland stands out in international comparisons as a country where leaving the parental home is remarkably delayed. There are many economic and institutional factors which contribute to postponement of residential independence among youth, such as housing shortages, limited availability of rental housing and limited social assistance for young people. However, there is little discussion in public debate about re-designing social policy support for youth or improving the situation on the housing market. What attracts attention instead is the role of flexibilisation of contractual arrangements on the Polish labour market. In media discourse, fixed-term contracts have been labelled as “trash contracts” and all the problems that young people in Poland face when making the transition to adulthood have been attributed to the spread of this specific employment form. This article aims to find out whether fixed-term contracts do indeed hinder residential independence of youth. Models of leaving the parental home are estimated based on panel data from EU-SILC. The results show no significant negative impact of temporary employment on the probability of establishing one’s own household among youth. What matters is whether young people have jobs at all, whereas the type of contract that they receive from employers seems to be of little importance.

  • 41.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland .
    What would your parents say?: the impact of cohabitation among young people on their relationships with their parents2014In: Journal of Happiness Studies, ISSN 1389-4978, E-ISSN 1573-7780, Vol. 15, no 6, p. 1313-1332Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Most European countries have seen a retreat from marriage, which is increasingly preceded or replaced by cohabitation. A question that arises in light of this trend is how the diffusion of non-marital cohabitation may affect the quality of family relations. This article investigates how cohabitation among young people affects their level of satisfaction with their relationship with their parents. We analyse data from the recently released Generation and Gender Survey for Poland, a country with a limited degree of social acceptance of cohabitation, a high degree of attachment to the institution of marriage, and a familialistic culture. Since young adults who choose to cohabit are a rather specific group, we use statistical methods that allow us to control for both the observed and the unobserved characteristics of cohabiters. We find that young people who cohabited in their first union rated their level of satisfaction with their parental relationship lower than their peers who were married. Thus, at least in the context of a country where informal partnerships are not yet fully socially accepted or institutionally supported, the role of cohabitation in intergenerational relations may not be neutral.

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  • 42.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Abramowska-Kmon, Anita
    Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland.
    Number of Children and Social Contacts among Older People: the Moderating Role of Filial Norms and Social Policies2019In: European Journal of Ageing, ISSN 1613-9372, E-ISSN 1613-9380, Vol. 16, p. 95-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social contacts offer opportunities for provision of emotional and instrumental support that enhance well-being throughout the life course, and the importance of these contacts is especially evident at advanced ages. In this paper, we take a cross-country comparative perspective to examine the association between the number of children and the frequency of social contacts among older people. Using data from the European Quality of Life Survey, we employ multilevel models with cross-level interactions between the number of children and macro-level indicators of filial norms and social policies supporting older people. Our results suggest that older adults with children are more likely than older adults without children to have frequent social interactions, but that the number of children does not affect social contact frequency. The magnitude of the association between having children and social contact frequency varies across European societies. The social contact frequency gap between older adults with children and older adults without children is larger in more familialistic countries with strong filial norms. Our results do not confirm that having children affects social contact frequency less in countries where the state provides more support for older people.

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  • 43.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Barclay, Kieron
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany; London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Costa-Font, Joan
    London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
    Myrskylä, Mikko
    Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany; London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; University of Helsinki, Finland.
    Özcan, Berkay
    London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
    Preterm birth and educational disadvantage: heterogeneous effects2023In: Population Studies, ISSN 0032-4728, E-ISSN 1477-4747, Vol. 77, no 3, p. 459-474Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although preterm birth is the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality in advanced economies, evidence about the consequences of prematurity in later life is limited. Using Swedish registers for cohorts born 1982–94 (N  =  1,087,750), we examine the effects of preterm birth on school grades at age 16 using sibling fixed effects models. We further examine how school grades are affected by degree of prematurity and the compensating roles of family socio-economic resources and characteristics of school districts. Our results show that the negative effects of preterm birth are observed mostly among children born extremely preterm (<28 weeks); children born moderately preterm (32–<37 weeks) suffer no ill effects. We do not find any evidence for a moderating effect of parental socio-economic resources. Children born extremely preterm and in the top decile of school districts achieve as good grades as children born at full term in an average school district.

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  • 44.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Warsaw School of Economics.
    Barclay, Kieron
    Kolk, Martin
    The effect of number of siblings on adult mortality: evidence from Swedish registers for cohorts born between 1938 and 19722017In: Population Studies, ISSN 0032-4728, E-ISSN 1477-4747, Vol. 71, no 1, p. 43-63Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Demographic research has paid much attention to the impact of childhood conditions on adult mortality. We focus on one of the key aspects of early life conditions, sibling group size, and examine the causal effect of growing up in a large family on mortality. While previous studies have focused on low- or middle-income countries, we examine whether growing up in a large family is a disadvantage in Sweden, a context where most parents have adequate resources, which are complemented by a generous welfare state. We used Swedish register data and frailty models, examining all-cause and cause-specific mortality between the ages of 40 and 74 for the 1938–72 cohorts, and also a quasi-experimental approach that exploited multiple births as a source of exogenous variation in the number of siblings. Overall our results do not indicate that growing up in a large family has a detrimental effect on longevity in Sweden.

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  • 45.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    De Luna, Xavier
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Statistics.
    Ivarsson, Anneli
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
    Does the number of siblings affect health in midlife?: Evidence from the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register2016In: Demographic Research, ISSN 1435-9871, Vol. 35, p. 1259-1302, article id 43Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: In many societies, growing up in a large family is associated with receiving less parental time, attention, and financial support. As a result, children with a large number of siblings may have worse physical and mental health outcomes than children with fewer siblings.

    Objective: Our objective is to examine the long-term causal effects of sibship size on physical and mental health in modern Sweden.

    Methods: We employ longitudinal data covering the entire Swedish population from the Multigenerational Register and the Medical Birth Register. This data includes information on family size and on potential confounders such as parental background. We use the Prescribed Drug Register to identify the medicines that have been prescribed and dispensed. We use instrumental variable models with multiple births as instruments to examine the causal effects of family size on the health outcomes of children, as measured by receiving medicines at age 45.

    Results: Our results indicate that in Sweden, growing up in a large family does not have a detrimental effect on physical and mental health in midlife.

    Contribution: We provide a systematic overview of the health-related implications of growing up in a large family. We adopt a research design that gives us the opportunity to make causal inferences about the long-term effects of family size. Moreover, our paper provides evidence on the links between family size and health outcomes in the context of a developed country that implements policies oriented towards reducing social inequalities in health and other living conditions.

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  • 46.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Elekes, Zoltán
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography. Agglomeration and Social Networks Research Lab, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Budepest, Hungary.
    Eriksson, Rikard
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography.
    Escaping from low-wage employment: the role of co-worker networks2022In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, ISSN 0276-5624, E-ISSN 1878-5654, Vol. 83, article id 100747Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Low-wage jobs are often regarded as dead-ends in the labour market careers of young people. Previous research focused on disentangling to what degree the association between a low-wage job at the start of working life and limited chances of transitioning to better-paid employment is causal or spurious. Less attention has been paid to the channels that may facilitate the upward wage mobility of low-wage workers. We focus on such mechanisms, and we scrutinize the impact of social ties to higher-educated co-workers. Due to knowledge spillovers, job referrals, as well as firm-level productivity gains, having higher-educated co-workers may improve an individual's chances of transitioning to a better-paid job. We use linked employer-employee data from longitudinal Swedish registers and panel data models that incorporate measures of low-wage workers' social ties to higher-educated co-workers. Our results confirm that having social ties to higher-educated co-workers increases individual chances of transitioning to better-paid employment.

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  • 47.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Högberg, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Spillover effects of social policies: Can the state support for the unemployed affect employees’ health and wellbeing?2018Report (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Högberg, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Bernardi, Laura
    University of Lausanne.
    Parental unemployment and adolescent wellbeing: The moderating role of educational policies2021Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Crossover effects of parental unemployment on wellbeing of children attract growing attention in research on social inequalities. Recent economic crises call for identifying policies that mitigate the adverse effects of unemployment. Building on the theoretical insights from Capability Approach, we examine the relationship between parental unemployment and wellbeing of adolescents across countries with different educational policies. We use multilevel modelling and microdata on economic and subjective wellbeing of household members from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC). We combine microdata on 45,992 adolescents in 32 countries with macro-level indicators of educational policies.

    We find that parental unemployment is associated with lower adolescent wellbeing, but the magnitude of this association varies depending on access to financial support for participation in education. Adolescents who receive educational allowances and who live in countries with broader access to such support are less harmed by parental unemployment.

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  • 49.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Högberg, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Bernardi, Laura
    Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), University of Lausanne, Lausanne , Switzerland.
    Parental unemployment and adolescents' subjective wellbeing: the moderating role of educational policies2024In: European Sociological Review, ISSN 0266-7215, E-ISSN 1468-2672, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 276-292Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Crossover effects of parental unemployment on subjective wellbeing of children attract growing attention in research on social inequalities. Recent economic crises call for identifying policies that mitigate the adverse effects of unemployment. Building on the theoretical insights from Capability Approach, we examine the relationship between parental unemployment and subjective wellbeing of adolescents across countries with different educational policies. We use multilevel modelling and data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC). We combine microdata on 45,992 adolescents in 32 countries with macro-level indicators of educational policies. We find that parental unemployment is associated with lower subjective wellbeing among adolescents, but the magnitude of this association varies depending on access to financial support for participation in education. Adolescents who receive educational allowances and who live in countries with broader access to such support are less harmed by parental unemployment.

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  • 50.
    Baranowska-Rataj, Anna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Högberg, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Voßemer, Jonas
    Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, Germany.
    Do consequences of parental job displacement for infant health vary across local economic contexts?2024In: RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, ISSN 2377-8253, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 57-80Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the consequences of parental job displacement for birth outcomes and investigates how the effects vary with regional unemployment rates. We use Swedish register data and exploit plausibly exogenous variation caused by workplace closure to reduce the bias related to reverse causality and confounding. The differences in birth outcomes between children of parents who experienced job displacement and children of parents who were not displaced turn out to be quite modest. Even in the most disadvantaged regions, with the highest unemployment rates, parental job displacement is not harmful for health at birth. We relate these findings to the institutional setting in Sweden and discuss policy implications for the United States.

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