Fil.dr Emma Hagqvist
Fil.dr Emma Hagqvist

Seminariet äger rum onsdag den 13 februari 2019, kl 14-15 i rum 357, Frescati Hagväg 14, plan 3.

Abstract

There exist significant and persistent inequalities in health in Sweden when comparing different population groups. Working life has long been at the focus in relation to health and health inequalities, and this has centered on different risk factors including working conditions, employment situations, work environment, job control and demands. Since 2011, the number of persons on sick leave due to mental ill health has doubled, indicating that we have a growing societal challenge for which we still have too little understanding. Thus, there is a need to develop research on working life and health. To also include the ability to balance work with private life can be a key factor to develop the research field of working life and health and can help to gain a wider understanding of inequalities in health. By using the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health (SLOSH) and Swedish population registers (LISA and MiDAS) the aim of this project is to study the impact of conflicting demands and enriching effects between working life and private life on inequalities in health in the Swedish working population.

In the proposed project four research questions will be investigated, studying whether conflict can be a risk factor for sick leave and impact inequalities in health. Furthermore, we will study if the enriching effects from work and private life buffer the relationship between conflict and sick leave. SLOSH data will be merged with LISA/MiDAS (population registers) and analyses will be completed that take the longitudinal structure of the data into consideration. Results will add important knowledge to research about working life and health. Also, it will unravel the invisible power structures in society causing inequalities in work and health, and thus contribute in the Swedish goal of becoming more equal. Moreover, results can convert into more effective models to prevent ill health among men and women. Results will be communicated both within and beyond the research community.

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