Prof Ola Sjöberg

Mobile: +46 708768058
Phone: +46 8 162150
Address: Ola Sjöberg, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Universitetsvägen 10F, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden


I am professor of sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research. My main research interests are comparative social policy and labour market research and how social institutions affect health and well-being. I also teach the course "Work organization and working conditions" (AKPA 2).

Publications in peer-reviewed

Sjöberg, O, (2018). Why
some employees might thrive on job insecurity: Human values as a moderating
factor in the job insecurity - wellbeing relationship
. International
Journal of Wellbeing, vol. 8(1): 34-49.

Sjöberg, O. (2017)
Positive welfare state dynamics? Sickness benefits and sickness absence in
Europe 1997-2011
. Social Science & Medicine, vol 177:

Sjöberg, O. (2017) Employee
collective voice and short-term sickness absence in Europe
. European
Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.23(2): 151 - 168.

Lundberg, O., Åberg Yngwe, M., Bergqvist, K. and Sjöberg, O.
(2015) Welfare
States and Health Inequalities
. Canadian Public Policy (november).

Ferrarini, T., Nelson, K. and Sjöberg, O (2014) Unemployment
insurance and deteriorating self-rated health in 23 European countries
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Ferrarini, T., Nelson, K. and Sjöberg, O. (2014). "Decomposing the effect of
social policies on population health and inequalities: An empirical example of
unemployment benefits
."Scandinavian journal of public health
42(7): 635-642.

Sjöberg, O. (2014) "Old-age
pensions and population health: A global and cross-national perspectiv
Public Health, vol. 9(3): 271-285.

Pega, F., Blakely, T., Carter, C. and Sjöberg, O. (2012) "The
explanation of a paradox? A commentary on Mackenbach with perspectives from
research on financial credits and risk factor trends
" Social
Science & Medicine, vol. 75 (4): 770-773.

Sjöberg, O. (2010). "Social
Insurance as a Collective Resource: Unemployment Benefits, Job Insecurity and
Subjective Well-being in a Comparative Perspective
". Social
Forces, vol. 88(3): 1281-1304.

Sjöberg, O. (2010). "Ambivalent Attitudes,
Contradictory Institutions: Ambivalence in
Attitudes in Comparative Perspective". International Journal of
Comparative Sociology, vol. 51(1-2): 33-57.

Sjöberg, O. and T. Ferrarini (2010). "Social
Policy and Health: Transition Countries in a Comparative Perspective
I Åberg Yngwe M, Fritzell J, Kölegård M and Lundberg O. (red). Social Policies
and Public Health Across the Life Course, International Journal of Social
Welfare, 2010, 19 (Suppl X).

Sjöberg, O. (2009) "Corporate
Governance and Earnings Inequality in the OECD Countries 1979-2000
European Sociological Review, vol. 25(5): 519-534.

I. Esser, T. Ferrarini, K. Nelson and O. Sjöberg, O. (2009). "A
Framework for Comparing Social Protection in Developing and Developed Countries
The Example of Child Benefits". International Social Security Review, vol.
62(1): 91-115

Sjöberg, O. (2008). "Labour
Market Mobility and Worker's Skills in a Comparative Perspective: Exploring the
Role of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
". International Journal
of Social Welfare, vol. 17(1): 74-83.

Sjöberg, O. (2004). "The Role of Family Policy
Institutions in Explaining Gender-Role Attitudes: a Comparative Multi-level
Analysis of Thirteen Industrialized Countries
". Journal of
European Social Policy, vol. 14(2): 107-123.

Palme, J., Å. Bergmark, O. Bäckman, F. Estrada, J. Fritzell, O. Lundberg, O.
Sjöberg and M. Szebehely. (2002). "Welfare Trends in Sweden:
Balancing the Books for the 1990s
". Journal of European Social
Policy, vol. 12(4): 329-347.

Sjöberg, O. (2000). "Unemployment and Unemployment
Benefits in the OECD 1960 - 1990 - An Empirical Test of Neo-Classical Economic
'. Work, Employment, and Society, vol. 14(1): 51-76.

Sjöberg, O. "Paying
for Social Rights
". Journal of Social Policy, vol. 28(2):

Other publications (selection)

Ferrarini, T., Nelson, K. Palme, J. and O. Sjöberg, (2012) Sveriges
socialförsäkringar i jämförande perspektiv. En institutionell analys av sjuk-,
arbetsskade- och arbetslöshetsförsäkringarna i 18 OECD-länder 1930 till 2010.
("Social Insurance in Sweden in Comparative Perspective. An Institutional
Analysis of Sickness-, Work Accident- and Unemployment Insurance in 18 OECD
countries 1930-2010"). Underlagsrapport nr. 10 till den parlamentariska
socialförsäkringsutredningen (S 2010:04). Stockholm: Socialdepartementet.

Palme, J., K. Nelson, O. Sjöberg and R. Minas. (2009). European Social Models,
Protection and Inclusion. Research Report 2009/1, Institute for Futures Studies.

Palme, Joakim, Å. Bergmark, O. Bäckman, F. Estrada, J. Fritzell, O. Lundberg,
O. Sjöberg, L. Sommestad and M. Szebehely. (2003). A Welfare Balance Sheet for
the 1990s. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Supplement 60, August

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