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Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Johan Fritzell and Olle Lundberg


How welfare states influence population health and health inequalities has long been debated but less well tested by empirical research. This book presents new empirical evidence of the effects of Swedish welfare state structures and policies on the lives of Swedish citizens. The discussion, analysis, and innovative theoretical approaches developed in the book have implications for health research and policy beyond Scandinavian borders. Drawing on a rich source of longitudinal data, the Swedish Level of Living Surveys (LNU), and other data, the authors shed light on a number of pertinent issue ... More

Keywords: welfare states, Sweden, health research, health inequalities, structural conditions, family, lifecourses, environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347589
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johan Fritzell, editor

Olle Lundberg, editor

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