The area Social relations covers studies on the interaction between individuals, between social groups and their positions and relations towards each other. Research on relationships within families and between friends, children and adolescents development and socialization, violence and assaults as well as exclusionary processes and marginalization is covered by the panel.

Research within this area also includes studies of life conditions and mental health during childhood and adolescence, the living situation for people with disabilities and the conditions for the elderly. Research on ethnic relations, the situation for disabled people, violence in close relationships and assaults against children is also included.

Key concepts

  • Relationships within families and between friends
  • Children and adolescent development and socialisation
  • Body, sex/gender and sexuality
  • Social problems
  • Violence and assault
  • Exclusionary processes, marginalisation
  • Integration
  • Identity

Members of the scientific panel

  • Chairperson

  • Stefan Sjöström

    Department of Social Work, Umeå university

  • Members

  • Greger Bengtsson

    Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Sweden

  • Ann-Christin Cederborg

    Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Anne Lise Ellingsæter

    Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway

  • Margareta Hydén

    Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping university, Sweden

  • Rafael Lindqvist

    Department of Sociology, Uppsala university, Sweden

  • Emma Lundholm

    Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå university, Sweden

  • Johan Oljeqvist

    Fryshuset, Sweden

  • Jorun Rugkåsa

    Centre for Care Research, University College of Southeast Norway, Norge

  • Åsa Wettergren

    Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden