Dr Yerko Rojas

Email: yerko.rojas@sofi.su.se
Phone: +46 8 163541
Address: Stockholm University, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden


My main research is concerned with social exclusion. I am particularly interested in how marginalization in the housing market, social isolation and gender constraints are related to suicidal behavior.

  • Rojas, Y (2018). Long-term suicidogenic effect of being mostly alone as a child in a Stockholm birth cohort - restating the role of social isolation in suicide. Suicidology Online 9:5 Full text.
  • Rojas, Y. (2017). Evictions and short-term all-cause mortality: a 3-year follow-up study of a middle-aged Swedish population. International Journal of Public Health, 62(3):343–351.Full text.
  • Rojas, Y. & Stenberg, S-A. (2016). Evictions & Suicide - a follow up study of almost 22,000 Swedish households in the wake of the global financial crisis. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 70(4):409-413.Full text.
  • Rojas, Y. (2014). Childhood social exclusion and suicidal behavior in adolescence and young adulthood. (Swedish Institute for Social Research, Dissertation Series no. 90). Stockholm: Department of Sociology, Stockholm University.Abstract.
  • Rojas, Y. & Stickley, A. (2014). Informal social capital in childhood and suicide among adolescent and young adult women: a cross-sectional analysis with 30 countries. Women's Studies International Forum, 42(January-February): 1-8).Synopsis.
  • Rojas, Y. (2013). School performance and gender differences in suicidal behaviour - a 30-year follow-up of a Stockholm cohort born in 1953. Gender and Education, 25(5):578-594.Abstract.
  • Brännström, L. & Rojas, Y. (2012). Rethinking the long-term consequences of growing up in a disadvantaged neighbourhood: lessons from Sweden. Housing Studies, 27(6): 729-747.Abstract.
  • Rojas, Y. (2012). Self-directed and interpersonal male violence in adolescence and young adulthood - a 30-year follow-up of a Stockholm cohort. Sociology of health & illness; 34: 16-30. Abstract.
  • Rojas, Y. & Stenberg, S-Å. (2010). Early life circumstances and male suicide - a 30-year follow-up of a Stockholm cohort born in 1953. Social Science & Medicine; 70: 420-427.Abstract.
  • Bäckman, Olof, Ingrid Esser, Tommy Ferrarini, Tomas Korpi, Kenneth Nelson, Yerko Rojas, and Ola Sjöberg. (2009). Indicadores Comparativos Sobre Calidad En El Empleo Y Protection Social, Chapter in Guillén Rodríguez, A-M., Guitérrez Palacios, R., González Begega, S. (Eds.) Calidad Del Trabajo En La Unión Europa. Concepto, Tensiones, Dimensiones. Navarra: Thomson Civitas.
  • Rojas, Y., Stickley, A. & Carlson, P. (2008) Too poor to binge? An examination of economic hardship and its relation to alcohol consumption patterns in Taganrog, Russia. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health; 36: 330-333.Extract.
  • Rojas, Y. & Carlson, P. (2006). The stratification of social capital and its consequences for self-rated health in Taganrog, Russia. Social Science & Medicine; 62:2732-2741.Abstract.

Medverkat i utarbetandet av rapporten: Avsiktligt självdestruktiv handling i Sverige - en underlagsrapport. Epidemiologisk Centrum, Socialstyrelsen. Publicerad på Internet http://www.socialstyrelsen.se: december 2006. Report.


Social Processes in the Swedish Credit Market – Inclusion and Exclusion
01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021

The level of debt in Sweden is historically high and has risen rapidly in recent years. The increasing indebtedness entails risks, both for individuals and for the society at large. Over-indebtedness is, however, a relatively unexplored area in Sweden. There is a lack of resea...

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