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Rostila, Mikael

Mikael Rostila is associate professor of sociology and manages the project "Work life and health among people with foreign background - the effects of segregation, status incongruence and adverse work environment", financed by the Swedish Research Council (VR). He also holds a post-doctoral grant "Migrants' Social Environment and Health" from the Swedish Council for Working life and Social Research (FAS). He defended his doctoral thesis on social capital, welfare states and health in 2008. Mikael has also frequently visited the Department for Society, Human Development, and Health at Harvard School of Public Health for longer and shorter-term guest research.

Mikael’s research interests include the areas:

• Social capital and health in a welfare state perspective
• The theoretical foundations of social capital
• Immigrant health
• Social support and health behaviours
• Health consequences by bereavement


Stockholm University, Centre for Health Equity Studies

At Centre for Health Equity Studies, CHESS, researchers from sociology, psychology and public health sciences work together on issues of health and inequality. CHESS is the result of a collaboration between Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet. In 2007, CHESS was appointed 'FAS centre...

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