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Sundin, J. (2019). Not just one countryside: Life chances in pre-industrial Sweden. In: Laurinda Abreu (Ed.), Health Care and Government Policy: . Publicações do Cidehus
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Not just one countryside: Life chances in pre-industrial Sweden
2019 (English)In: Health Care and Government Policy / [ed] Laurinda Abreu, Publicações do Cidehus , 2019Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The ‘urban penalty’, i.e. higher urban mortality compared with the countryside, existed at a national level in Sweden until the twentieth century. However, at a regional and local level, the urban-rural dichotomy was less true. In three countryside parishes in 1750-1859, three different patterns emerge. Socioeconomic and geographical factors defined life chances from cradle to grave. In a suburban parish, in a cohort born in the 1790s, about half of the females died before they were 30 years old and half of the males died before they were 20! This example is at the worse end of the scale with survival rates below the Swedish average – but it is not unique. In contrast, among those born during the same decade in a forest parish, about half of the females lived until they were 60 years old and half of the males were still alive at the age of 50! This second example is at the positive end with survival rates much better than the Swedish average. A third example, an iron foundry, had low infant mortality but high adult mortality, resulting in survival rates close to the Swedish average.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Publicações do Cidehus, 2019
Series
Biblioteca - Estudos & Colóquios ; 13
Keywords
History, rural demography, life expectancy.
National Category
History Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-157748 (URN)9791036534553 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved
Sundin, J. (2019). Public Health is Politics. Interchange
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Public Health is Politics
2019 (English)In: Interchange, ISSN 0826-4805, E-ISSN 1573-1790Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

‘Public health’ investigates the determinants of health, born during the Enlightenment in the seventeenth/eighteenth century. But ‘public health’ is also policies, aiming at the improvement of a population’s health. There is a mutual interchange between public health as science and as politics. A brief historical background is followed by an analysis of the impacts of political changes during the first two decades of the twenty first century in Sweden. In 2005, a policy document accepted by all political parties except for the Moderate Party highlighted socio-economic factors and structural reforms to decrease the health gaps in the population. The general election in September 2006 resulted in a new majority in the parliament and a center-right coalition government, including the Moderates and three parties that had approved of the 2005 document. In 2007 a “new public health policy” was introduced. Its priority lists stressed individual behavior and the new policy should be incentives to work instead of “allowances”. The Public Health Institute got instructions in accordance with the new policy. The ten years following this policy change has seen public health policies and attitudes to research shifting almost year by year. The new policy met a counter-stream from the very beginning. Influenced by Michael Marmot’s WHO Commission on health inequalities, regional commissions started in Sweden, Recommendations how to decrease social health gaps was adopted with almost no opposition by regional health boards in 2012–2013. But new problems were now occupying politicians and media—how to finance the growth of the old, multi-sick part of the population and increasing costs for new medical technologies and drugs. Public health as an academic discipline was in the middle of this fluctuating political landscape with direct effects on what has been considered worth listening to or support by public money.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2019
National Category
History Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-156968 (URN)10.1007/s10780-019-09367-z (DOI)
Available from: 2019-05-17 Created: 2019-05-17 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved
Sundin, J. (2007). Health and wealth: Studies in history and policy [Review]. Medical history, 51(3), 403-404
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health and wealth: Studies in history and policy
2007 (English)In: Medical history, ISSN 0025-7273, E-ISSN 2048-8343, Vol. 51, no 3, p. 403-404Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-48005 (URN)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Sundin, J. & Willner, S. (2007). Social Change and Health in Sweden: 250 Years of Politics and Practice. Swedish National Institute of Public Health
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Change and Health in Sweden: 250 Years of Politics and Practice
2007 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The impressive improvements in health for the Swedish population during the last two and a half centuries can be ascribed to many reasons. There has been a multifold of important public health measures including the regular collection of vital statistics from 1749 on a national level through the state church, which also played an important role in the early and widespread vaccination coverage against smallpox. Preventive mother and child care, access to health care free of charge, restrictive alcohol policy, accident prevention in several sectors and anti-tobacco campaigns have also been important. However, the increased living standard due to universal welfare policy strategies including social security, high educational standard, high degree of employment for women and men, regional and housing subsidies, appears to be equally or even more important.

The Swedish National Institute of Public Health, SNIPH, has been responsible for supporting the implementation of the Swedish public health policy adopted by the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag, in 2003, and for reporting on the implementation process as well as the results. The policy has been made available in English in a supplement to the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health (volume 32, supplement 64; eds. Hogstedt C, Lundgren B, Moberg H, Pettersson B and Ågren G) as well as in a summary of the first Public Health Policy Report published in 2005. SNIPH has also contributed to the evaluation of Swedish public health research in another supplement (no. 65) to the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health 2005.

Today’s public health policies and results can to a large extent be explained by history and experiences from earlier decades and even centuries. Therefore, we were very pleased to publish a book in 2005 on the health of the Swedish people in a historical perspective (eds. Sundin J, Hogstedt C, Lindberg J and Moberg H) in Swedish in cooperation with Professor Jan Sundin and Associate Professor Sam Willner from Linköping University and others. We are now equally pleased to be able to publish a summarised and modified version in English by Professor Jan Sundin and Associate Professor Sam Willner focusing on the health development in relation to social changes over the last 250 years. Bernt Lundgren, Christer Hogstedt and Henrik Moberg from SNIPH were responsible for the discussions with the authors and the processing of the book.

The new Swedish public health policy from 2003 has attracted much attention internationally due to its focus on structural determinants as well as lifestyle factors. The policy has been mentioned in the WHO Bangkok Charter on Health Promotion in a Globalized World and the WHO strategy for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in the European Region, as well as by the Independent WHO Commission on Social Determinants. It is our hope that this publication shall contribute to the understanding of the background and context for this policy.

Historical lessons from one country can not be transferred uncritically to another country or be used as a basis for future decisions. However, the likelihood of the effects of different policies could be indicated by comparing differences and similarities in the contexts. We hope that this book will prove useful for policy comparisons and in the training of public health policy-makers, researchers, administrators and field workers.

Östersund, December 2007

Gunnar Ågren

Director General

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish National Institute of Public Health, 2007. p. 252
Series
Swedish National Institute of Public Health, ISSN 1651-8624 ; R 2007:21
Keywords
Life expectancy, disease, medicine, public health, health policy, Scandinavia, Swedish National Institute of Public Health
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-11323 (URN)978-91-7257-534-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2008-03-18 Created: 2008-03-18 Last updated: 2013-08-30
Sundin, J. (2004). Health and social change - a comparative perspective.. In: Health between the private and the public - shifting approaches,2003 (pp. 145). Oslo: The Norwegian Medical Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health and social change - a comparative perspective.
2004 (English)In: Health between the private and the public - shifting approaches,2003, Oslo: The Norwegian Medical Society , 2004, p. 145-Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: The Norwegian Medical Society, 2004
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23475 (URN)2935 (Local ID)2935 (Archive number)2935 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2013-08-30
Willner, S. & Sundin, J. (2004). Health and Vulnerable Men. Sweden: From Traditional Farming to Industrialisation. Hygiea Internationalis, 4(1), 175-203
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health and Vulnerable Men. Sweden: From Traditional Farming to Industrialisation
2004 (English)In: Hygiea Internationalis, ISSN 1403-8668, E-ISSN 1404-4013, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 175-203Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23549 (URN)3027 (Local ID)3027 (Archive number)3027 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Willner, S. & Sundin, J. (2003). Social stress, socialt kapital och hälsa: Välfärd och samhällsförändring i historia och nutid. In: Jan Sundin & Sam Willner (Ed.), Samhällsförändring och hälsa : olika forskarperspektiv: (pp. 17-78). Stockholm: Institutet för framtidsstudier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social stress, socialt kapital och hälsa: Välfärd och samhällsförändring i historia och nutid
2003 (Swedish)In: Samhällsförändring och hälsa : olika forskarperspektiv / [ed] Jan Sundin & Sam Willner, Stockholm: Institutet för framtidsstudier , 2003, p. 17-78Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Institutet för framtidsstudier, 2003
Series
Framtidsstudier,, ISSN 1650-8955 ; 7
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31584 (URN)17386 (Local ID)9189655060 (ISBN)17386 (Archive number)17386 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2018-04-24Bibliographically approved
Willner, S. & Sundin, J. (2002). Samhällskriser och ohälsa. Framtider / Institutet för framtidsstudier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samhällskriser och ohälsa
2002 (Swedish)In: Framtider / Institutet för framtidsstudier, ISSN 0281-0492Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31589 (URN)17391 (Local ID)17391 (Archive number)17391 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2013-08-30
Kvarnström, L., Lindström, D., Nilsson, H., Holme, L., Sjöberg, M., Sundin, J., . . . Sviden, J. (1999). Historia i Linköping. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Historia i Linköping
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1999 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Forskningsinriktningen vid den historiska avdelningen vid Linköpings universitet har sedan länge en stark socialhistorisk profil. kollektivens vardag studeras på en rad områden, på olika nivåer och över sinsemellan skilda tidsperioder. Det gäller inom såväl agrara som industriella miljöer, på samhällelig liksom på grupp-, familje- och individnivå samt över tid som omspänner senantiken till det sena 1900-talets historia. Hur identiteter skapas, tillägnas och förändras är en alltmer växande inriktning, liksom anknytningen till socialpolitiska ideer, normsystem, attityder, värderingar och mentaliteter. Även den  rättshistoriska och ekonomiskhistoriska forskningen ryms inom detta fält. Den historiska demografin utgör också traditionellt en stark del av det socialhistoriska fältet. Studier av arbeta och ohälsa, sjuklighet, dödlighet och hälsopolitik ligger långt framme. Bredden i den socialhistoriska profilen morsvaras av en mångfald melodologiska inslag.

Skriftserien Socialhistoria i Linköping uppmärksammar denna profil och vilka uttryck den tar sig i grundutbildningen. I serien publiceras i första hand uppsatser skrivna på C- och D- nivå, men även bidrag från lärare och doktorander vid avdelningen förekommer.

Detta nummer av Socialhistoria i Linköping är en specialutgåva till Svenska historikermötet i Linköping 23-25 april 1999

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 1999. p. 35
Series
Socialhistoria i Linköping, ISSN 1402-9898 ; 6
National Category
History Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127327 (URN)91-7219-487-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2018-04-04Bibliographically approved
Arvidsson, M. & Sundin, J. (1999). Johan Peter Hellström. One of the Swedish pioneers of occupational health.. In: First International Conference on The History of Occupational and Environmental Prevention,1998. Amsterdam: Elsevier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Johan Peter Hellström. One of the Swedish pioneers of occupational health.
1999 (English)In: First International Conference on The History of Occupational and Environmental Prevention,1998, Amsterdam: Elsevier , 1999Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

       

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1999
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-33522 (URN)19546 (Local ID)19546 (Archive number)19546 (OAI)
Note
Contributions to the history of occupational and environmental prevention : International congress series / Excerpta Medica, ISSN 0531-5131 ; 1189Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2018-01-13
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