Education and Health | EPICSS

Health inequalities may originate in children’s conditions and characteristics, which impact on performance in school and educational attainment. The overall aim of the project is to contribute to an increased understanding of the associations between education and health outcomes across life.

We use multiple nationally representative cohorts of men and women in Sweden born from 1948 and onwards. We are able to follow several end-point measures of health of major public health importance, e.g. cardiovascular diseases, psychiatric disorders, injuries, alcohol-related morbidity, sickness absence, and overall risk of premature death.

Contact for the project

Daniel Falkstedt

Principal researcher
C6 Institute of Environmental Medicine

Alma Sörberg Wallin

Affiliated to research
K9 Department of Global Public Health


Suicide attempt predicted by academic performance and childhood IQ: a cohort study of 26 000 children.
Sörberg Wallin A, Zeebari Z, Lager A, Gunnell D, Allebeck P, Falkstedt D
Acta Psychiatr Scand 2018 04;137(4):277-286


Do working conditions explain the increased risks of disability pension among men and women with low education? A follow-up of Swedish cohorts.
Falkstedt D, Backhans M, Lundin A, Allebeck P, Hemmingsson T
Scand J Work Environ Health 2014 Sep;40(5):483-92