Why do Swedish-speaking Finns have longer active life? An area for social capital research.

  title={Why do Swedish-speaking Finns have longer active life? An area for social capital research.},
  author={Markku T. Hyypp{\"a} and Juhani M{\"a}ki},
  journal={Health promotion international},
  volume={16 1},
We performed ecological and individual register studies to compare disability-free life expectancies and disability pensions among Swedish-speaking and Finnish-speaking Finns residing on the western coast of Finland. The study was conducted to establish our assumption that the Swedish-speaking ethnic minority has a longer active life than the Finnish-speaking majority and to show that this disparity can be seen in a limited geographical area with similar socio-economic and health service… CONTINUE READING
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