Research presentation

Sven Trygged

Sven Trygged 2020, professor i socialt arbete

Research presentation

Sven Trygged


Research subject: Social Work

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.


Sven Trygged participates in several current research projects and more detailed information about each project can be read on the page about the research area.

  • Integration Gävleborg 2.0. The project is in progress 2020-2021 and the project funding comes from Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
  • Is ownership important for staff? The project funding comes from Forte.
  • Class, violence and death – a follow-up study of young men exposed to violence
  • Family policy in practice
  • Interprofessional learning
  • The textbook Inequalities and migration – challenges for the Swedish welfare state



Integration Gävleborg 2.0

This is a research project within the framework of a larger project run by Länsstyrelsen (Gävleborg County Administrative Board). The project will start in 2020 and will last until 2021. The target group for the sub-study is new arrivals, most of whom have low education. The project will be based on the target group's own experiences and views. It can include both participants within the establishment period and participants who have gone through the establishment period but who still lack their own livelihood. Participating researchers from the University of Gävle are Maja Lilja and Hanna Kusterer. The project funding comes from Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

Is ownership important for staff?

A systematic review of work conditions and work related wellbeing among staff in nursing homes run for profit and not-for-profit. The review is funded by Forte and part of a doctoral thesis. Maria Engström and Tomas Lindmark participate in the project.

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

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

Trygged, S, Lilja, M, Hedberg, E & Kåreholt, I (2020) Some die young – A follow-up Study of young Men exposed to Violence in Sweden Victims and offenders

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.

Többe-Schukalla, M., Mäkinen, H., Suikkanen-Malin, T. & Trygged, S. (2021). When money is tight - narratives from low income families in Finland, Sweden and Germany. In: Social Glocalisation and Education : Social Work, Health Sciences and Practical Theology Perspectives on Change. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Verlag Barbara Budrich. S. 129-163.

Trygged, S (2020) Coping strategies among low- income families in Sweden. Social Work & Society

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).

Trygged S, Björkman A & Lindgren Ödén B (2020) Body. Grade. Relations. Understanding children’s needs through interprofessional learning Nordic Social Work Research

Inequalities and migration – challenges for the Swedish welfare state

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.

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

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

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Magnus Isaksson Updated: 2021-01-13
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