Associate Professor of Sociology
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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
Rostila, M. (2010) ‘Birds of a Feather Flock Together – and fall ill? Migrant Homophily and Health in Sweden’, Sociology of Health and Illness 32(3); 382-399.
Rostila, M. (2011) ‘The facets of social capital’, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 41(3); 308-326.
Rostila, M. Kölegård, M. and Fritzell, J. (2012) ‘Income inequality and self-rated health in Stockholm, Sweden. A test of the ‘income inequality hypothesis’ at two levels of aggregation’, Social Science and Medicine 74(7);1091-1098.
Rostila, M. and Saarela, J. and Kawachi, I. (2012) “The forgotten griever”: Mortality subsequent to the death of a sibling’, American Journal of Epidemiology 176(4);338-346.
Rostila, M. and Toivanen, S. (2012) Den orättvisa hälsan. Socioekonomiska faktorers betydelse för hälsa och livsläng. Liber, Stockholm, 372 pages.
Rostila, M. (2013) Social capital and health inequality in European welfare states.
Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 225 pages.
December 7, 2012
Page editor: Ylva B Almquist
Source: Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS)