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Public health

25 Nov 2019

Policy briefs to increase equal health in the Nordic countries

Our new report contains three policy briefs on interventions that aim to increase equality in health. The policy briefs highlights supportin [...]

Public health

14 Nov 2019

Isländska och finländska unga känner mest press av skolarbete i Norden

Unga i Finland och på Island upplever mest stress på grund av skolarbete jämfört med unga i alla nordiska länder. Skolstressen är mer [...]

Public health

12 Nov 2019

Sömnsvårigheter ökar bland unga i Norden – Norge undantaget

Ungefär var femte ungdom har sömnsvårigheter i Finland, Danmark, Sverige och Island - och andelen unga med sömnproblem ser ut att öka. [...]

Public health

28 Oct 2019

“An overall inter-sectorial aim to reduce social inequalities in health is needed”

How do the Nordic countries apply a comprehensive approach to address social inequalities? In our new study we focus on the explicit policie [...]

Public health

14 Jun 2019

Health inequalities increase in the Nordic countries despite well-functioning cooperation between ministries

Differences in health between social groups have increased in the Nordic countries during the last decades. Therefore, the governments have [...]


4 Jun 2019

Mångfald och digitalisering på de politiska arenorna i sommar

Nordens välfärdcenter lyfter fram frågor om mångfald, digitalisering och ett stärkt nordiskt samarbete inom socialområdet på de nordi [...]

Public health

10 May 2019

Indicators for health inequality in the Nordic countries

Social inequalities in health in the Nordic countries persist and may even be growing. Our new report identifies a list of indicators that c [...]

Public health

7 May 2019

“Traditional education promotes equality”

In the Nordic countries, health is linked to educational attainment to a higher extent than to income. Studies have now shown that the progr [...]

Public health

15 Apr 2019

New report describes cannabis policy and legislation in the Nordic countries

How is cannabis use controlled in the legal systems in the Nordic countries? How do the Nordic legal systems see cannabis as a drug, and how [...]

Public health

4 Apr 2019

Increasing Ill Health Among Young Men

Social health inequity has increased over recent decades. This development has particularly affected young men in the form of increased leve [...]

Public health

21 Mar 2019

How Equal is the Nordic Happiness?

People in the Nordics generally live a good life. Despite this, many experience loneliness, stress, depression and a sense of futility. Mich [...]

Public health

7 Mar 2019

Debate article: Alcohol consumption among young people in the Nordic countries is falling – the differences need to be examined

In all Nordic countries, minors are drinking less than before. Key reasons for this may be parents keeping a closer eye on their children an [...]

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