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Childhood friendships and the clustering of adverse circumstances in adulthood

Ylva, B. Almquist and Lars Brännström has recently published an article in Longitudinal and Life Course Studies. Results of the study suggest that children who had lower peer status in school during childhood also had exceedingly high risks of ending up in more problem-burdened clusters as adults. These associations remained after adjusting for a variety of family-related circumstances.

School performance and gender differences in suicidal behaviour

Yerko Rojas has recently published an article in Gender and Education. The findings of the study suggest that girls with both above and below average marks have an elevated risk of engaging in suicidal behavior in adolescence and young adulthood. However, this relation only held for girls who had grown up with supportive parental ambitions in terms of educational commitment. For boys, only low school performance was shown to be suicidogenic, irrespective of parental ambitions.

School performance and gender differences in suicidal behaviour

Yerko Rojas has recently published an article in Gender and Education. The findings of the study suggest that girls with both above and below average marks have an elevated risk of engaging in suicidal behavior in adolescence and young adulthood. However, this relation only held for girls who had grown up with supportive parental ambitions in terms of educational commitment. For boys, only low school performance was shown to be suicidogenic, irrespective of parental ambitions.

Recently published book about the Stockholm Birth Cohort in Swedish

I en nyutgiven bok av Sten-Åke Stenberg, en av initiativtagarna till "Född i Stockholm på femtiotalet" ges en närmare inblick i Metropolitprojektet; dess historiska kontext, studiens resultat och forskningens villkor.

Lower status in school increases risk of adult smoking

Ylva B Almquist and Viveca Östberg has a forthcoming study in Addiction. The findings of the study suggest that children with lower peer status have increased risks of regular and excessive smoking in adulthood. No corresponding association for occasional smoking was found.

Sex differences in offending trajectories

Frida Andersson, Sten Levander, Robert Svensson and Marie Torstensson Levander have recently conducted a study about sex differences in offending trajectories. The study is published ahead of print in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.

A life course perspective on girls’ criminality

Marie Torstensson Levander, Frida Andersson and Sten Levander have authored a chapter in the forthcoming book "Girls at risk", edited by Anna-Karin Andershed.

Crime costs more for females

Felipe Estrada and Anders Nilsson has conducted a study about gender differences in the precursors and consequences of criminal involvement. The study is now published ahead of print in Feminist Criminology.

The intergenerational nature of crime

Randi Hjalmarsson and Matthew J. Lindquist have published a study about crime from an intergenerational perspective, in Journal of Human Resources.

Analysis of friendship dependencies

Johan Koskinen and Sten-Åke Stenberg have published a study entitled: "Bayesian analysis of multilevel probit models for data with friendship dependencies" in Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.

Children's expectations and later outcomes

Björn Halleröd has authored an article entitled "What Do Children Know About Their Futures: Do Children’s Expectations Predict Outcomes in Middle Age?", recently published in Social Forces.

Childhood experiences in relation to later criminality and mortality

Britt af Klinteberg et al have carried out a study about how adverse childhood experiences (e.g. parental criminality, alcohol abuse and mental problems) may influence later risks of criminal behaviour and premature death. The study is published in BMC Public Health.

Pathways to social exclusion

A study by Olof Bäckman and Anders Nilsson has been published in European Sociological Review. The title is "Pathways to Social Exclusion - A Life-Course Study".

Criminality, work and family formation

Anders Nilsson and Felipe Estrada have published a study in European Journal of Criminology. The title is: "Established or excluded? A longitudinal study of criminality, work and family formation".

Male violence in adolescence and young adulthood

Yerko Rojas (SOFI) is the author of the article "Self-directed and interpersonal male violence in adolescence and young adulthood - a 30-year follow-up of a Stockholm cohort", which is forthcoming in Sociology of Health and Illness.

Resources that siblings get from parents

Anders Björklund, Lena Lindahl and Matthew Lindquist recently published a paper entitled "What More Than Parental Income, Education and Occupation? An Exploration of What Swedish Siblings Get from Their Parents" in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.

Isolation in the classroom related to later health

Ylva Almquist has an article entitled "Social isolation in the classroom and adult health: A longitudinal study of a 1953 cohort" forthcoming in Advances in Life Course Research.

Peer status predicts anxiety and depression in adulthood

Bitte Modin, Viveca Östberg and Ylva Almquist has an article entitled "Childhood peer status and adult susceptibility to anxiety and depression. A 30-year hospital follow-up" forthcoming in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Precursors of anorexia nervosa

Jennie C. Ahrén with fellow colleagues at the Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS) authored an article titled "Psychosocial determinants and family background in anorexia nervosa. Results from the Stockholm Birth Cohort Study", which has now been accepted by the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Contacts

Steering Commitee

Ylva B. Almquist (Principal investigator)
Centre for Health Equity Studies
Phone: +46 8 674 79 69
E-mail: yba@chess.su.se

Denny Vågerö
Centre for Health Equity Studies
Phone: +46 8 16 23 13
E-mail: denny.vagero@chess.su.se

Sten-Åke Stenberg
Swedish Institute for Social Research
Phone: +46 8 16 26 55
E-mail: stenake@sofi.su.se

Jenny Eklund
Centre for Health Equity Studies
Phone: +46 8 674 79 70
E-mail: jenny.eklund@chess.su.se

Lena Lindahl
Swedish Institute for Social Research
Phone: +46 8 16 3459
E-mail: lena.lindahl@sofi.su.se

Yerko Rojas
Swedish Institute for Social Research
Phone: +46 8 16 3541
E-mail:

Data Manager

Jannike Kjellström
Centre for Health Equity Studies
Phone: +46 16 38 88
E-mail: jannike.kjellstrom@chess.su.se

Reidar Österman
Centre for Health Equity Studies
Phone: +46 8 674 79 68
E-mail: rron@chess.su.se

Website manager

Jannike Kjellström
Centre for Health Equity Studies
Phone: +46 8 16 38 88
E-mail: jannike.kjellstrom@chess.su.se