publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

The health and working conditions of female immigrants in Sweden

Akhavan, Sharareh;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Sweden is one of the European countries that has gradually changed from a mainly ethnically homogeneous society into a multi-ethnic society. This change began in the late 1940s and has increased in pace, especially since the early 1960s. The overall aim of this thesis is to understand, describe and analyze the factors that contribute to poor health among female immigrants in Sweden, from the perspectives of class, gender and ethnicity. This thesis is based on four different studies. The first study had a qualitative, longitudinal design. It was based on semi-structured interviews with ten (10) female Iranian immigrants aged 25-50 years old. The interviews were c...
Subjects
free text keywords: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP, female immigrants, class, gender, ethnicity, migration, work, health, Sweden, discrimination
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