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FAS (Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research)
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Type of institution
Established in 2001 through a merger of the Swedish Council for Social Research and the Swedish Council for Work Life Research.
The Council's mission is to promote the accumulation of knowledge in matters relating to working life and the understanding of social conditions and processes. This is achieved through the promotion and support of basic and applied research, the identification of important research needs, through dialogue, dissemination of information and transfer of knowledge and the promotion of cooperation between researchers both nationally and internationally
Main research areas
Research covers the following: chemical and physical hazards at work including electromagnetic fields; stress, work and health; work organisation; labour market issues; public health and health services; international migration and ethnic relations, social policy and social insurance, social welfare, family and children; ageing and the elderly; disability; alcohol and drug abuse.
Of particular interest is multidisciplinary research and research which ad-dresses topics relating to equality between the sexes