Carin Lennartsson


Associate Professor, Social Gerontology
+46 8 690 53 02

carin.lennartsson@ki.se
KI Profile page: http://ki.se/en/people/carlen

Carin LennartssonCarin Lennartsson took up a post as a researcher at the Aging Research Center (ARC) in 2004, and she is a member of the Social Gerontology group. Prior to working at ARC she was a Junior Lecturer at the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University, where she also studied for her PhD. Today she is an Associate Professor in sociology and has a position as a Senior Lecturer at ARC. She is principal investigator for the SWEdish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest OLD (SWEOLD) a nationally representative interview survey of the oldest population in Sweden.

Carin is the Course Director for the course: Society and Health given within the Psychology Program at Karolinska Institutet. She is also currently the main supervisor for one PhD student at Stockholm University and one at KI. In the past she has supervised and co-supervised three doctoral students to the completion of their studies.

Carin’s scientific research within the age and ageing area is wide-ranging and can be categorized within the following areas: Health status and health changes; health inequalities; social and economic living conditions; intergenerational transfers and support; social participation and loneliness; and methodological challenges involved in studying the oldest old.

A further focus of her research is the retirement process. Together with her colleagues she is analysing the retirement process, and its short- and long-term associations with health behaviours, social relations and health from a socioeconomic perspective.

 

Selected publications

Publications – international journals

Agahi, N., Kelfve, S., Lennartsson, C., & Kåreholt, I. 2016. Alcohol consumption in very old age and its association with survival: a matter of health and physical function. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 159: 240-245.

Dahlberg, L., Andersson, L., McKee, KJ., Lennartsson, C. 2015. Predictors of loneliness among older women and men in Sweden: A national longitudinal study. Aging & Mental Health, 19(5): 409-417.

Lennartsson C, Agahi N, Hols Salén L, Kelfve S, Kåreholt I, Lundberg O, Parker, M.G., & Thorslund, M. 2014. Data Resource Profile: The Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD). International Journal of Epidemiology 03/2014, DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu057

Kelfve, S., Agahi, N., Darin Mattson, A. & Lennartsson, C. 2014. Increased alcohol use over the past 20 years among the oldest old in Sweden. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 31(3): 245–260

Agahi, N., Lennartsson, C., Kåreholt, I. & Shaw, B. 2013. Trajectories of social activities from middle age to old age and late-life disability: a 36-year follow-up. Age & Ageing. 42(6):790-3.

Fors, S., Lennartsson, C., Agahi, N., Parker, M.G., Lundberg, O., & Thorslund, M. 2013. Ett långt friskt liv? Hälsoutvecklingen bland de allra äldsta i Sverige 1992 – 2011. [Interview study on the living conditions of the very old. Elderly acquire more health problems, but they manage everyday life better]. Läkartidningen. 110(32-33):1403-5.

Heap, J., Lennartsson, C. & Thorslund, M. 2013. Coexisting disadvantages across the adult age span: A comparison of older and younger age groups in the Swedish welfare state. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22:130-140.

Kelfve, S., Thorslund, M. & Lennartsson, C. 2013. Sampling and non-response bias on health outcomes in surveys of the oldest old. European Journal of Ageing. 10, 237-245.

Lennartsson, C. & Heimerson, I. 2012. Elderly people’s health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Volume 40 Issue 8(S9): 95-120.

Lennartsson, C. 2011. Need and Support. Determinants of intra-familial financial transfers in Sweden. International Journal of Social Welfare. 20:66-74

Kåreholt I, Lennartsson C, Gatz M, Parker MG. 2011. Baseline leisure activity and cognition more than two decades later. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 26(1): 65-74.

Lennartsson, C., Silverstein, M. & Fritzell, J. 2010. Time-for-Money Exchanges Between Older and Younger Generations in Swedish Families. Journal of Family. Issue 31(2): 189-210

Fors, S., Lennartsson, C., & Lundberg, O. 2009. Childhood living conditions, socioeconomic position in adulthood, and cognition in later life — exploring the associations. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 64B(6): 750–757

Fors, S. & Lennartsson, C. 2008. Social mobility, geographical proximity and intergenerational family contact, Ageing & Society. 28:253-270

Fors, S., Lennartsson, C. & Lundberg, O. 2007. Socioeconomic inequalities in health among older adults in Sweden 1991-2002. European Journal of Public Health. 18(2):138-143

Östberg, V. & Lennartsson, C. 2007. Getting by with a little help. The importance of various types of social support for health problems. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 35: 197-204

Fritzell, J & Lennartsson, C. 2005. Financial transfer between generations in Sweden. Ageing & Society. 25: 397-414

International publications – books and book chapters

Fritzell, J., Lennartsson, C. & Lundberg, O. 2007. Health and inequalities in Sweden: Long and short-term perspectives in J. Fritzell & O. Lundberg (eds) Health Inequalities and Welfare Resources: Continuity and Change in Sweden, (pp. 19-42). Bristol. Policy Press

Fritzell, J., Lennartsson, C. & Lundberg, O. 2007. Health inequalities and welfare resources – findings and forecasts, in J. Fritzell & O. Lundberg (eds) Health Inequalities and Welfare Resources: Continuity and Change in Sweden, (pp. 199-208). Bristol. Policy Press

Lennartsson, C. & Lundberg, O. 2007. What’s marital status got to do with it? Gender inequalities in economic resources, health and functional abilities among older adults, in J. Fritzell & O. Lundberg (eds) Health Inequalities and Welfare Resources: Continuity and Change in Sweden, (pp. 179-198). Bristol. Policy Press

Thesis

Lennartsson, C. 2001. Still in Touch. Family Contacts, Activities and Health among Elderly in Sweden. Dissertation. Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University.

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