Working hours and health - 2014

Coordination of research on working hours and health in the Nordic countries - Future perspectives 2014

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The 2014 workshop on "Co-ordination of research on working hours and health in the Nordic countries" was held at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health on the 23rd-24th October 2014. The overall purpose of the workshop was to provide a platform for cooperation and development of high-quality research projects on working hours and health in the Nordic countries. The project is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The present report summarizes the presentations and discussions at the workshop with main focus on opportunities for future collaborations.



Identification of relevant registers on health outcomes across the Nordic countries

The Nordic countries have a long history of collecting information on births, deaths, immigration and emigration, disease incidence and social conditions. Here we present registers relevant for research on working time in the Nordic countries. In the table the registers on hospitalization, sickness absence, prescription drugs, cancer and accidents are presented. In the following text, this is elaborated and supplemented with a few other registers.


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