publication . Doctoral thesis . 2000

In search of risk and safety cultures : empirical and theoretical considerations in the settings of northern and western Europe

Melinder, Karin;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2000
  • Publisher: Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Abstract There has been an increasing interest in determinants of public health at societal level. These factors have often been of a socio-economic nature, whereas culture has attracted less attention. The aim of this dissertation is to analyze, operationalize, and empirically explore the potentials of the concept of culture in macro- level injury research. The dissertation is built upon five different papers. The empirical papers investigate the scope available for employing culture as an analytic tool in macro-level studies. The investigation was performed stepwise. The first step (Paper I) was to analyze differences in injury mortality between the Nordic cou...
Subjects
free text keywords: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP, injury, traffic accidents, suicides, Nordic countries, ICD, mortality, Europe, culture, value, risk, safety
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