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Andersdotter Fabre, E., Anneroth, E., Behtoui, A., Borgström, S., Ejigu, A., Escobar, V., . . . Wrangsten, C. (2019). Mötesplatser för unga läggs ner. Är det hållbart?. Samhällsbyggaren, 2, 26-28
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2019 (Swedish)In: Samhällsbyggaren, ISSN 2002-956X, Vol. 2, p. 26-28Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Stockholmsregionen växer och utvecklas. Regionen förväntas växa med ytterligare cirka en miljon invånare fram till år 2050. Fler människor måste dela på stadens utrymmen och resurser. Stockholms ytterområden – där de flesta bor och kommer att bo – förtätas och rustas upp. Hur bygger vi då ett hållbart Stockholm, ett samhälle där alla kan få plats, delta, trivas och må bra?

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38210 (URN)
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Behtoui, A., Carlson, P., Ferlander, S., Heber, A., Jukkala, T. & Lindström, J. (2019). Politiskt färgad undersökning med dålig representativitet: Replik DN Debatt 19/2. Dagens Nyheter
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2019 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37819 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2018-02173
Available from: 2019-03-05 Created: 2019-03-05 Last updated: 2019-06-12Bibliographically approved
Ferlander, S., Jukkala, T., Utas, A. & Papakostas, A. (2018). Regionens ansvar för förortens mellanmänskliga rum. PLAN (4-5), 87-88
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regionens ansvar för förortens mellanmänskliga rum
2018 (Swedish)In: PLAN, no 4-5, p. 87-88Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Political Science Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36647 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2019-05-16Bibliographically approved
Ferlander, S. & Shukhatovich, V. (2017). Cоциальный капитал и депрессия в Беларуси [Social Capital and Depression in Belarus]: постановка проблемы [Setting the agenda]. In: ЗДОРОВЬЕ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ И ПУТИ РЕШЕНИЯ [Health of the population: Problems and solutions]: Материалы международного научно-практического семинара, 18-19 мая 2017: СБОРНИК НАУЧНЫХ СТАТЕЙ. Paper presented at ЗДОРОВЬЕ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ И ПУТИ РЕШЕНИЯ [Health of the population: Problems and solutions], Minsk, May 18-19, 2017. (pp. 193-206). Paper presented at ЗДОРОВЬЕ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ И ПУТИ РЕШЕНИЯ [Health of the population: Problems and solutions], Minsk, May 18-19, 2017.. Minsk: Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cоциальный капитал и депрессия в Беларуси [Social Capital and Depression in Belarus]: постановка проблемы [Setting the agenda]
2017 (Russian)In: ЗДОРОВЬЕ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ И ПУТИ РЕШЕНИЯ [Health of the population: Problems and solutions]: Материалы международного научно-практического семинара, 18-19 мая 2017: СБОРНИК НАУЧНЫХ СТАТЕЙ, Minsk: Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus , 2017, p. 193-206Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Minsk: Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, 2017
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34662 (URN)978-985-08-2231-4 (ISBN)
Conference
ЗДОРОВЬЕ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ И ПУТИ РЕШЕНИЯ [Health of the population: Problems and solutions], Minsk, May 18-19, 2017.
Note

This article is a result of the cooperation of the Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change (SCOHOST) at Södertörn University and the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Available from: 2018-02-22 Created: 2018-02-22 Last updated: 2018-02-22Bibliographically approved
Ferlander, S., Stickley, A., Kislitsyna, O., Jukkala, T., Carlson, P. & Mäkinen, I. H. (2016). Social capital - a mixed blessing for women? A cross-sectional study of different forms of social relations and self-rated depression in Moscow. BMC Psychology, 4(1), Article ID 37.
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2016 (English)In: BMC Psychology, E-ISSN 2050-7283, Vol. 4, no 1, article id 37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Depression is a major health problem worldwide, especially among women. The condition has been related to a number of factors, such as alcohol consumption, economic situation and, more recently, to social capital. However, there have been relatively few studies about the social capital-depression relationship in Eastern Europe. This paper aims to fill this gap by examining the association between different forms of social capital and self-rated depression in Moscow. Differences between men and women will also be examined, with a special focus on women.

METHODS: Data was obtained from the Moscow Health Survey, which was conducted in 2004 with 1190 Muscovites aged 18 years or above. For depression, a single-item self-reported measure was used. Social capital was operationalised through five questions about different forms of social relations. Logistic regression analysis was undertaken to estimate the association between social capital and self-rated depression, separately for men and women.

RESULTS: More women (48 %) than men (36 %) reported that they had felt depressed during the last year. An association was found between social capital and reported depression only among women. Women who were divorced or widowed or who had little contact with relatives had higher odds of reporting depression than those with more family contact. Women who regularly engaged with people from different age groups outside of their families were also more likely to report depression than those with less regular contact.

CONCLUSIONS: Social capital can be a mixed blessing for women. Different forms of social relations can lead to different health outcomes, both positive and negative. Although the family is important for women's mental health in Moscow, extra-familial relations across age groups can be mentally distressing. This suggests that even though social capital can be a valuable resource for mental health, some of its forms can be mentally deleterious to maintain, especially for women. More research is needed on both sides to social capital. A special focus should be placed on bridging social relations among women in order to better understand the complex association between social capital and depression in Russia and elsewhere.

National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30673 (URN)10.1186/s40359-016-0144-1 (DOI)27449106 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85008505378 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Note

ERRATUM: Ferlander, S., Stickley, A., Kislitsyna, O., Jukkala, T., Carlson, P., Mäkinen, I.H. (2017) Erratum: Social capital-a mixed blessing for women? A cross-sectional study of different forms of social relations and self-rated depression in Moscow. [BMC Psychology, 4, (2016) (37) DOI: 10.1186/s40359-016-0144-1 ] BMC Psychology, 5 (1), art. no. 20. DOI: 10.1186/s40359-017-0190-3

Available from: 2016-07-28 Created: 2016-07-28 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Stickley, A., Koyanagi, A., Leinsalu, M., Ferlander, S., Sabawoon, W. & McKee, M. (2015). Loneliness and health in Eastern Europe: findings from Moscow, Russia. Public Health, 29(4), 403-410
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2015 (English)In: Public Health, ISSN 0033-3506, E-ISSN 1476-5616, Vol. 29, no 4, p. 403-410Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVES: To examine which factors are associated with feeling lonely in Moscow, Russia, and to determine whether loneliness is associated with worse health.

STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.

METHODS: Data from 1190 participants were drawn from the Moscow Health Survey. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine which factors were associated with feeling lonely and whether loneliness was linked to poor health.

RESULTS: Almost 10% of the participants reported that they often felt lonely. Divorced and widowed individuals were significantly more likely to feel lonely, while not living alone and having greater social support reduced the risk of loneliness. Participants who felt lonely were more likely to have poor self-rated health (odds ratio [OR]: 2.28; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.38-3.76), and have suffered from insomnia (OR: 2.43; CI: 1.56-3.77) and mental ill health (OR: 2.93; CI: 1.88-4.56).

CONCLUSIONS: Feeling lonely is linked to poorer health in Moscow. More research is now needed on loneliness and the way it affects health in Eastern Europe, so that appropriate interventions can be designed and implemented to reduce loneliness and its harmful impact on population well-being in this setting.

National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26568 (URN)10.1016/j.puhe.2014.12.021 (DOI)000353186600016 ()25744109 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84928215517 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-03-12 Created: 2015-03-12 Last updated: 2017-07-10Bibliographically approved
Kislitsyna, O. & Ferlander, S. (2015). РОЛЬ СОЦИАЛЬНЫХ ОТНОШЕНИЙ В ОБЪЯСНЕНИИ СОЦИАЛЬНО-ЭКОНОМИЧЕСКИХ РАЗЛИЧИЙ В СОСТОЯНИИ ЗДОРОВЬЯ РОССИЯН [The Role of Social Relations and Explaining Socio-Economic Health Disparities among Russians]. Социальные Aспекты Здоровья Hаселения [Social Aspects of Population Health], 4(44)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>РОЛЬ СОЦИАЛЬНЫХ ОТНОШЕНИЙ В ОБЪЯСНЕНИИ СОЦИАЛЬНО-ЭКОНОМИЧЕСКИХ РАЗЛИЧИЙ В СОСТОЯНИИ ЗДОРОВЬЯ РОССИЯН [The Role of Social Relations and Explaining Socio-Economic Health Disparities among Russians]
2015 (Russian)In: Социальные Aспекты Здоровья Hаселения [Social Aspects of Population Health], ISSN 2071-5021, Vol. 4, no 44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Existence of systematic health differences between people with different socio-economic status has been confirmed by many studies. At the same time, social relations have been found to be an important determinant of health. Some scholars consider social relations as mediator between socioeconomic status and health. However, studies on this subject are scattered and inconsistent. At the same time, it remains unclear how social relations are distributed according to socio-economic status. The study, the results of which are presented in this work, is an attempt to examine relationship between socio-economic status, social relations and health.

Purpose: The purposes of the study are: 1) to explore relationship between socio-economic status and social relations; 2) to confirm association between social relations and health; 3) to reveal whether social relations mediate association between socio-economic status and health.

Methods: The study is based on data of the European Social Survey, Round 5. Statistical analysis was performed using logistic regression models. Three indicators were selected to measure social relations: presence of a family partner, confidentiality availability (presence of someone with whom it is possible to discuss intimate and personal matters) and social participation (communication with people for enjoyment rather than for reasons of work or duty). Socioeconomic status was assessed by the level of education, employment and financial situation. Self-rated health on a one-five scale was used as health (illness) indicator.

Results: It was found out that socio-economically disadvantaged persons are at greater risk of social isolation, which, in turn, has negative effect on health. Social relations explain up to 21% of the socio-economic inequalities in self-rated health of the Russian people.

Conclusions: The received results show the need to promote social support and social integration especially among people with low socio-economic status, which can contribute to reduce health inequalities.

Keywords
health inequality; self-rated health; social relations; socio-economic status.
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28639 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-10-26 Last updated: 2017-07-10Bibliographically approved
Ferlander, S. & Timms, D. (2011). Social Capital and Third Places through the Internet: Lessons from a disadvantaged Swedish community. In: Jacques Steyn & Graeme Johanson (Ed.), ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives (pp. 199-217). Hershey: Information Science Reference
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2011 (English)In: ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives / [ed] Jacques Steyn & Graeme Johanson, Hershey: Information Science Reference , 2011, p. 199-217Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey: Information Science Reference, 2011
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9490 (URN)1615207996 (ISBN)9781615207992 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-06-27 Created: 2011-06-27 Last updated: 2017-07-10Bibliographically approved
Stickley, A., Ferlander, S., Jukkala, T., Carlson, P., Kislitsyna, O. & Mäkinen, I. H. (2009). Institutional Trust in Contemporary Moscow. Europe-Asia Studies, 61(5), 779-796
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2009 (English)In: Europe-Asia Studies, ISSN 0966-8136, E-ISSN 1465-3427, Vol. 61, no 5, p. 779-796Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Levels of institutional trust in Russia are amongst the lowest in the world. As yet, however, little research has focused on this phenomenon at the sub-national level. The current study examines trust in social and political institutions among citizens in Moscow in 2004. Results showed that levels of institutional trust are extremely low and that there were only three institutions (the church, president and hospitals) that were more trusted than distrusted. Moreover, although the effects of some demographic and other independent variables on trust stretched across institutions, several variables had a unique impact in terms of trust in the president.

Keywords
PUBLIC administration, POLITICAL science, POLITICAL psychology, POLITICAL culture, COMPARATIVE government, POLITICAL sociology
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6623 (URN)10.1080/09668130902904951 (DOI)000268574600003 ()2-s2.0-70449397680 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Unhealthy Societies? Studies of Population Health Determinants in Russia and the New EU Member States
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2011-03-09 Created: 2011-03-09 Last updated: 2018-07-20Bibliographically approved
diva2:402767
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social capital, gender and self-rated health. Evidence from the Moscow Health Survey 2004
2009 (English)In: Social Science and Medicine, ISSN 0277-9536, E-ISSN 1873-5347, Vol. 69, no 9, p. 1323-1332Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The state of public health in Russia is undoubtedly poor compared with other European countries. The health crisis that has characterised the transition period has been attributed to a number of factors, with an increasing interest being focused on the impact of social capital - or the lack of it. However, there have been relatively few studies of the relation between social capital and health in Russia, and especially in Moscow. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between social capital and self-rated health in Greater Moscow. The study draws on data from the Moscow Health Survey 2004, where 1190 Muscovites were interviewed. Our results indicate that among women, there is no relationship between any form of social capital and self-rated health. However, an association was detected between social capital outside the family and men’s self-rated health. Men who rarely or never visit friends and acquaintances are significantly more likely to report less than good health than those who visit more often. Likewise, men who are not members of any voluntary associations have significantly higher odds of reporting poorer health than those who are, while social capital in the family does not seem to be of importance at all. We suggest that these findings might be due to the different gender roles in Russia, and the different socializing patterns and values embedded in them. In addition, different forms of social capital provide access to different forms of resources, influence, and support. They also imply different obligations. These differences are highly relevant for health outcomes, both in Moscow and elsewhere.

Keywords
Family, Friends, Gender, Moscow, Russia, Self-rated health, Social capital, Social networks, Voluntary associations
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6624 (URN)10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.08.009 (DOI)000271694700008 ()2-s2.0-71749117731 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-03-09 Created: 2011-03-09 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Projects
A city for everyone? A study about young women´s lives in a transforming suburb. [2018-02173_VR]; Södertörn University; Publications
Andersdotter Fabre, E., Anneroth, E., Behtoui, A., Borgström, S., Ejigu, A., Escobar, V., . . . Wrangsten, C. (2019). Mötesplatser för unga läggs ner. Är det hållbart?. Samhällsbyggaren, 2, 26-28Behtoui, A., Carlson, P., Ferlander, S., Heber, A., Jukkala, T. & Lindström, J. (2019). Politiskt färgad undersökning med dålig representativitet: Replik DN Debatt 19/2. Dagens Nyheter
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