REWHARD - RElations, Work and Health across the life-course - A Research Data infrastructure


REWHARD (RElations, Work and Health across the life-course - A Research Data infrastructure) is a national infrastructure consortium that seeks to promote research on a central issue regarding human welfare: how activities (especially in paid and unpaid work) and social relations (both in and outside the workplace) are related to living conditions, lifestyles and health development over the life course. The consortium therefore works to ensure the long term survival, development and nationwide use of 8 complementary, high-quality longitudinal databases with multiple repeated investigations, both self-reported and register-based, of exposures and health outcomes from childhood through adulthood and into old age.

The infrastructure project includes the following studies: SLOSH (Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health), LNU (LevnadsNivåUndersökningen), IMAS (Insurance Medicine – All Sweden), and STODS (The Swedish Twin project Of Disability pension and Sickness absence).

Research based on REWHARD is developed from theories from different fields of research, such as psychology, sociol

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Research infrastructure

Research area

HEALTH, Working conditions, Housing, Employment, Social welfare systems/structures, General health and well-being, Medication and treatment, Diet and nutrition, Specific diseases, disorders and medical conditions, Leisure, tourism and sport, Social conditions and indicators, Economic conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Medical and Health Sciences, Health Sciences, Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


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Bodin Danielsson C, Wulff C, Westerlund H. Is perception of leadership influenced by office environment? Journal of Corporate Real Estate 2013;15(3/4):194-212.

Brenner MH, Andreeva E, Theorell T, Goldberg M, Westerlund H,Leineweber C, Hanson LL, Imbernon E, Bonnaud S. Organizational downsizing and depressive symptoms in the European recession: the experience of workers in France, Hungary, Sweden and the United kingdom. PLoS One. 2014 May 19;9(5):e97063. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097063. eCollection 2014.
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