Urban Fransson

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AIMS To assess the association between housing tenure and early retirement for health reasons in Sweden with a view to psychosocial vs. material values of home ownership. METHODS The data come from linked registers that cover all people resident in Sweden during 1990-2000. The study population consists of 449,233 people aged 40-63 years in 1997. Of these,(More)
ii iii CONTENTS Page LIST OF TABLES v LIST OF FIGURES v ABSTRACT vi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii 1. CONTEXT 1 2. INTERNAL MIGRATION AND POPULATION CHANGE REVIEWED 3 2.1 Migration, urbanisation and suburbanisation waves 3 2.1.1 Concentration during the post war period to the 1970s 3 2.1.2 Concentrated dispersion: the 1970s 6 2.1.3 Concentration and dispersion: the(More)
People who perform paid work may benefit from psychological restoration afforded by a leisure home and its natural surroundings. This may hinder the development of some forms of life-threatening illness. Using longitudinal register data for 108,114 employed Swedes, we assessed the prospective association between leisure home ownership and death before age(More)
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