This project is a multidisciplinary Nordic collaboration researching inequalities in health and opportunities in the Nordic welfare states, and how they unfold over individuals life courses.
WELLIFE is funded by Nordforsk and uses a decentralised database consisting of health and social data from the Nordic administrative registers.
The WELLIFE project has three objectives.
- First, we will study whether social policy, including labour market policies, modifies the extent to which the onset of illness affect living conditions, in particular employment.
- Second, we investigate the role of social policy in the extent to which critical life events, such as job loss, divorce or health shocks within the close family, translate into poor health and worse living conditions for parents and children.
- Third, WELLIFE will analyse prevalent trajectories experienced by people who fall ill, lose their job, or experience divorce, etc. in different welfare settings, in order to better understand the mechanisms at play in a life course perspective, and the formation of gender and social inequalities.
- Stockholm University
- University of Copenhagen
- University of Helsinki