Social history and social epidemiology, particularly social change and health, socio economic conditions and health, gender and health, and regional differences in health in a historical perspective.
Welfare and health in 19th century Sweden.
The project will analyse the relations between material welfare, for example nutritional status, and mortality among different socioeconomic groups in 19th century rural Sweden. These relationships are comparatively unexplored, and previous research has mainly used aggregarted welfare indicators, not measuring variations between social groups or individuals. The fundamental material for analysing welfare in this project will be estate inventories in a local rural context, which gives a unique opportunity to carry through an in-depht study concerning the long-term development of health and welfare on household level for different socioeconomic groups.
Det svaga könet? Kön och vuxendödlighet i 1800-talets Sverige - The weaker sex? Gender and adult mortality in 19th century Sweden- (diss. Linköping University 1999)
(+Jan Sundin) Social change and health in Sweden: 250 years of politics and practice, Swedish National Institute of Public Health, 2007.
Name: Sam Willner
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Medical and Health Sciences
Division: Health and Society
Telephone: +46 13 282940
Fax no: +46 13 282995
Division of Health and Society
Department och Medical and Health Sciences
581 83 LINKÖPING
Last updated: 2010-06-02