This theme focuses on welfare and social insurance systems, how they are organized and governed, and how services, assessments and procedures are carried out. This is analyzed in relation to political directives, professional roles, and interactions with citizens and clients. The theme also includes studies of inter-organizational cooperation, within the welfare system and with working life.

Ongoing projects within this theme: 

Social Insurance Literacy.

This project focuses on how peoples’ resources and knowledge influence their possibilities in receiving sickness benefits, and perceived justice in contact with the social insurance system. A measure will be developed and tested. 

Social validity for assessments and decisions in sickness insurance.

An interview and document study of work ability assessments and the decisions they lead to, with focus on whether procedures and outcomes are perceived to be comprehensible and acceptable. 

Audit culture in social insurance and employment services.

A project run by Gothenburg University, which focuses on organizational changes and management ideals in Swedish authorities. 

The sick leave process from an individual perspective.

The project follows people on sick leave through interviews and questionnaires to map their contacts with rehabilitation stakeholders.  

Physicians’ sick listing practices in different countries.

A scoping review carried out through an international collaboration. 

The path to the employers.

The project focuses on employers’ perspectives on employing people with disabilities, and how authorities and employers can develop more purposeful cooperation. 


Selected publications from this theme: