Research presentation

Sven Trygged

Research presentation

Sven Trygged


Research subject: Socialt arbete

Sven Trygged is a professor in social work at University of Gävle. His research relates to vulnerable positions on the labour market, to social consequences of poor health and exposure to violence, and to international social work. He has written several textbooks. His forthcoming research will focus on employees in elderly care related to privatization of public services.


Class, violence and death – a follow-up study of young men exposed to violence

A register based study. Other participants: My Lilja, HiG, Ingemar Kåreholt (Aging Research Center and Jönköping University), and Ebba Hedlund (National Board of Health and Welfare)

School children in special education (as part of the HiG focus project Include)

Based on questionnaires. Other participant: Stig Elofsson

Reported in Swedish language only. Trygged, S & Elofsson, S (2018) Skolerfarenheter och självskattad hälsa bland elever I särskolan [School experiences and self-rated health among pupils in special education] FoU-rapport No. 48. University of Gävle

Family policy in practice

Study based on interviews with low income households with children. The study is part of an international comparative project including Germany, Poland, Finland and Sweden. Other participants (in the Swedish study): Marie Löhman, HiG. Students participate as interviewers.

Interprofessional learning

Focus group interviews with students from the nursing-, education- and social work programmes at University of Gävle. A pilot study on how students with different educational backgrounds reflect in homogenous and mixed groups about a young person in need of support from many different professional groups. (Hopefully this could prepare students to understand and make use of different competencies in order to support vulnerable clients/patients with multiple difficulties in their future professional life).

Book project

Trygged, S & Righard E (2019) Inequalities and migration – challenges for the Swedish welfare state. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Textbook with international perspectives on the Swedish welfare state. Researchers from a number of universities participate in this anthology. Co-editor: Erica Righard, Malmö University


Scholarly articles, refereed

Trygged, S. (2020). Staff Under New Market Rules : A Case Study of a Group Home for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Sweden. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 47 (1), 97-121. External link [More information]
Kareholt, I., Lilja, M., Hedstrom, E. & Trygged, S. (2018). Of premature demise - a follow-up study of young men exposed to violence in sweden. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25 (Suppl. 1), S75-. [More information]
Trygged, S. (2017). Open comparisons of social services in Sweden : Why, how and for what?. Cogent Social Sciences, 3 (1). 10.1080/23311886.2017.1404735 [More information]
Trygged, S., Backlund, Å. & Elofsson, S. (2017). Patterns of Poor Health among Junior and Senior High School Students in Sweden. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 4 (3), 294-305. 10.14485/HBPR.4.3.10 [More information]
Kalinnikova, L. & Trygged, S. (2014). A retrospective on care and denial of children with disabilities in Russia. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 16 (3), 229-248. 10.1080/15017419.2013.861865 [More information]
Trygged, S., Hedlund, E. & Kåreholt, I. (2014). Beaten and poor? : a study of the long-term economic situation of women victims of severe violence. Journal of Health & Social Policy, 29 (2), 100-113. 10.1080/19371918.2013.776320 [More information]
Trygged, S., Hedlund, E. & Kåreholt, I. (2014). Living in danger : previous violence, socioeconomic position, and mortality risk among women over a 10-year period. Journal of Health & Social Policy, 29 (2), 114-120. 10.1080/19371918.2013.776350 [More information]
Trygged, S. (2014). Trendalysing Social Work. International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES), 2 (4), 39-45. 10.3991/ijes.v2i4.4200 [More information]
Trygged, S., Hedlund, E. & Kåreholt, I. (2013). Sociala konsekvenser av sjukdom - Exemplet stroke. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 90 (4), 613-629. External link [More information]
Trygged, S., Backlund, Å. & Elofsson, S. (2013). Vem kan man lita på? Skolelevers förtroende för skolpersonal. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 90 (4), 591-603. External link [More information]
Trygged, S., Hedlund, E. & Kåreholt, I. (2013). Våldsutsatta kvinnor drabbas av långsiktiga ekonomiska konsekvenser. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 90 (4), 604-612. External link [More information]
Trygged, S., Hedlund, E. & Kåreholt, I. (2013). Women experiencing severe violence in all social groups suffer long-term negative economic consequences. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 21 (1), 61-76. 10.1332/175982712X657127 [More information]
Trygged, S. (2012). Embedded counselling in advisory work with clients in debt. Journal of Social Work Practice, 26 (2), 245-258. 10.1080/02650533.2011.610594 [More information]
Trygged, S. & Eriksson, B. (2012). How do students perceive the international dimension in social work education? : an enquiry among Swedish and German students. Journal of social work education, 48 (4), 655-667. 10.5175/JSWE.2012.201100120 [More information]
Ahacic, K., Trygged, S. & Kåreholt, I. (2012). Income and education as predictors of stroke mortality after the survival of a first stroke. Stroke Research and Treatment. 10.1155/2012/983145 [More information]
Trygged, S. (2012). Return to work and wellbeing after stroke—a success story?. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (IJTR), 19 (8), 431-438. 10.12968/ijtr.2012.19.8.431 [More information]
Trygged, S., Hedlund, E. & Kåreholt, I. (2011). Education and post-stroke separation among couples with mutual children. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 52 (6), 401-414. 10.1080/10502556.2011.592423 [More information]
Trygged, S., Ahacic, K. & Kåreholt, I. (2011). Income and education as predictors of return to working life among younger stroke patients. BMC Public Health, 11, 742-. 10.1186/1471-2458-11-742 [More information]
Trygged, S. (2010). Balancing the global and the local : Some normative reflections on international social work. International Social Work, 53 (5), 643-654. 10.1177/0020872810371204 [More information]
Trygged, S. & Eriksson, B. (2009). Implementing Swedish models of social work in a Russian context. Social Work & Society, 7 (2), 273-284. External link [More information]
Trygged, S. (2009). Social work with vulnerable families and children in 11 Russian regions. European Journal of Social Work, 12 (2), 201-220. 10.1080/13691450802567481 [More information]
Trygged, S. (2008). Studies in international social work. European Journal of Social Work, 11 (4), 475-476. 10.1080/13691450802517072 [More information]
Trygged, S. & Kåreholt, I. (2007). Återgång i arbete bland yngre strokepatienter : effekter av socioekonomisk position. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift (6), 20-26. [More information]

Scholarly articles, non-refereed

Eriksson, B. & Trygged, S. (2010). Zur Sozialarbeitsentwicklung im Nachkriegs-Bosnien und Herzegowina. Sozial Extra, 34 (1-2), 31-34. [More information]

Book reviews

Trygged, S. (2019). Ny avhandling sätter familjen i fokus : Recenserad avhandling: Socialtjänsten och familjen. Socialarbetares konstruktion av familj och insatser i familjerelaterad komplexitet Författare: Ahmet Gümüscü, Institutionen för socialt arbete, Umeå universitet. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift. P. 884-885. External link [More information]
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