Celeste RK., Fritzell J. (2018) Do socioeconomic inequalities in pain, psychological distress and oral health increase or decrease over the life course? Evidence from Sweden over 43 years of follow-up. Journal of Epidemiological & Community Health, 72:160-167.

Jönson, H., Szebehely, M. (2018) Äldreomsorger i Sverige: lokala variationer och generella trender. Malmö: Gleerups (edited book focusing in geographical inequalities initiated at the SIA kick-off conference; including chapters by all 7 participants in the Stockholm University SIA-team)

Kelfve, S., Wastesson, J., Fors, S., Johnell, K., & Morin, L. (2018) Is the level of education associated with transitions between care settings in older adults near the end of life? A nationwide, retrospective cohort study. Palliative Medicine, 32(2), 366-375. doi:10.1177/0269216317726249

Lennartsson, C., Eyjólfsdóttir, H. S., Celeste, R. K., Fritzell, J. (2018) Social class and Infirmity. The role of social class over the life-course. SSM-Population Health, 4: 169-177.

Szebehely & Meagher (2018) Nordic eldercare – weak universalism becoming weaker? Journal of European Social Policy

Meagher & Szebehely (2018) The politics of profit in Swedish welfare services: Four decades of Social Democratic ambivalence. Critical Social Policy

Jørgensen, T. S. H., Fors, S., Nilsson, C. J., Enroth, L., Aaltonen, M., Sundberg, L., Brønnum-Hansen, H., Strand, B. H., Chang, M. & Jylhä, M. (2018). Ageing populations in the Nordic countries: Mortality and longevity from 1990 to 2014. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Online First.

Sundberg, L., Agahi, N., Fritzell, J. & Fors, S. (2018). Why is the gender gap in life expectancy decreasing? The impact of age- and cause-specific mortality in Sweden 1997-2014. International Journal of Public Health, 63(6), 673-681.

Jørgensen, T. S. H., Nilsson, C. J., Lund, R., Siersma, V. & Fors, S. (In press). Intergenerational relations and social mobility: social inequality in physical function in old age. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Jolanki O, Tynkkynen L-K. (2018). Primary health care nurses’ views on patients’ abilities and resources to make choices and take decisions on health care. Health Policy, 122(9):957-962. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.07.008.

Petersen GL, Pedersen JLM, Rod NH, Mortensen EL, Kawachi I, Osler M, Hansen AM, Lund R. Childhood Socioeconomic Position and Physical Capability in Late-Middle Age in Two Birth Cohorts from the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank. Accepted for publication in PLOS ONE Sept 2018.

Foverskov E, Mortensen EL, Glymour M, Lund R. (2018) Education and Cognitive Aging: Accounting for Selection and Confounding in the Danish Registry-SHARE Data Linkage. Accepted for publication in Am J Epidemiol July 2018.


Aartsen, M., Veenstra, M., Hansen, T. (2017) Social pathways to health: On the mediating role of the social network in the relation between socio-economic position and health. SSM – Population Health. Vol. 3. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.05.006

Enroth, L. (2017) Social inequality in the health of the oldest old : Socioeconomic differences in health, functioning, mortality and long-term care use in the population aged 90+. Tampere: Tampere University Press. (Acta Electronica Universitatis Tamperensis 1840).

Enroth L., Aaltonen M., Raitanen J., Nosraty L., Jylhä M. (2017) Does use of long-term care differ between occupational classes among the oldest old? Vitality 90+ Study. European Journal of Ageing. doi: 10.1007/s10433-017-0445-0

Foverskov, E., Mortensen, EL., Holm, A., Masters, Pedersen J., Osler, M., Lund, R. (2017) Socioeconomic position across the life course and cognitive ability later in life: The importance of considering early cognitive ability. Journal of Aging and Health.

Grøtting, M.W., Lillebø, O. S. (2017). Health effects of retirement. Evidence from survey and register data.. 38 s. Working paper, Institutt for økonomi, Universitetet i Bergen.

Hossin, M. Z., Östergren, O., & Fors, S. (2017) Is the Association Between Late Life Morbidity and Disability Attenuated Over Time? Exploring the Dynamic Equilibrium of Morbidity Hypothesis. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.

Jolanki O, Tynkkynen L-K, Sinervo T. (2017). Professionals’ views on integrated care. Journal of Integrated care, 25(4):247-255.

Jørgensen, TSH., Lund, R., Siersma, V., Nilsson, CJ. (2017) Interplay between financial assets and social relations on decline in physical function and mortality among older people. European Journal of Ageing. doi:10.1007/s10433-017-0437-0

Karsio, O., Anttonen, A. (eds.) (2017) Julkista ja yksityistä vanhushoivaa. Teemanumero, Gerontologia 31(3) [Special issue: Public and private eldercare. Journal of Gerontology]

Karsio, O., Tynkkynen, LK. (2017) Kotitori: Integroitu palveluohjausmalli yksityisen ja julkisen rajalla. Gerontologia 31(3), 197-211. [’Homemarket’: Integrated case management model between private and public sector. Journal of Gerontology.]

Karsio, O., Van Aerschot, L. (2017) Vanhuspalvelut ja valinnanvapaus – johtavien viranomaisten näkemyksiä palvelusetelistä. Gerontologia, 31(3), 165-180. [Eldercare services and free choice – Public official managers’ perspectives to service voucher. Journal of Gerontology.]

Petersen, GL., Mortensen, EL., Rod, NH., Lange, T., Flensborg-Madsen, T., Hansen, ÅM., Lund, R.  (2017) Occupational Social Class and Personality Traits in Relation to Leisure-Time Physical Activity Level: Cross-Sectional Results From the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank. J Aging Health. doi: 10.1177/0898264317714928.

Rostgaard, T., Matthiessen, MU. (2017) Hjælp til svage ældre over tid. København: VIVE.

Szebehely, M., Meagher, G. (2017) Nordic eldercare–Weak universalism becoming weaker?  Journal of European Social Policy. doi: 10.1177/0958928717735062

Zechner, M., Hoppania, HK., Karsio, O., Näre, L., Olakivi, A., Sointu, L., Vaittinen, T. (2017) Sote-norsu posliinikaupassa? Vanhuus ja vaivaisuus sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon uudistuksessa. Janus, Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti 25 (2), 177-181. [Social and health care elephant in a porcelain shop? Old age and ailment in social and health care reform. Janus, Journal of Social Policy and Social Work Research.]


Agahi, N., Fors, S., Fritzell, J., Shaw, BA. (2016) Smoking and physical inactivity as predictors of mobility impairment during late life: Exploring differential vulnerability across education level in Sweden. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B, doi:10.1093/geronb/gbw090.

Kröger, H., Fritzell, J., Hoffmann, R. (2016) The Association of Levels of and Decline in Grip Strength in Old Age with Trajectories of Life Course Occupational Position. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155954. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155954

Sundberg, L., Agahi, N., Fritzell, J., Fors, S. (2016) Trends in health expectancies among the oldest old in Sweden, 1992–2011. The European Journal of Public Health 26(6): 1069-1074.

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How to acknowledge SIA and NordForsk

Oral presentations and posters use the NordForsk logo found at the Nordforsk website. Follow these links:

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In articles, books, book chapters, etc quote the following:

The research leading to these results was carried out as part of the Social Inequalities in Ageing (SIA) project, funded by NordForsk, project no. 74637.