The Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old – SWEOLD – was conducted for the first time in 1992. The aim was, and still is, to investigate what the living conditions of the population over 75 years of age look like in today’s Sweden and what changes have taken place in recent years. The researchers behind the study can now describe developments over the past 30 years, a period during which there have been clear changes in welfare.
SWEOLD is partly based on a follow-up of persons who have previously been interviewed in the LNU, but who are now 76 years of age or older. Moreover, this year includes and additional selection of the very oldest (85+), as well as two regional samples in Dalarna and Stockholm, to enable detailed analyses. Carin Lennartsson is the principal investigator behind SWEOLD 2021, Stefan Fors is responsible for the Stockholm section and Lena Dahlberg for Dalarna.
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