Sigrun Olafsdottir

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Public or private? The role of the state and civil society in health and health inequalities across nations
    Sigrun Olafsdottir
    Boston University, Department of Sociology, 96 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215, United States Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 123:174-81. 2014
  2. ncbi Fundamental causes of health disparities: stratification, the welfare state, and health in the United States and Iceland
    Sigrun Olafsdottir
    Department of Sociology, Boston University, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:239-53. 2007
  3. ncbi Drawing the line: the cultural cartography of utilization recommendations for mental health problems
    Sigrun Olafsdottir
    Department of Sociology, Boston University, 96 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 50:228-44. 2009
  4. pmc Constructing illness: how the public in eight Western nations respond to a clinical description of "schizophrenia"
    Sigrun Olafsdottir
    Boston University, United States
    Soc Sci Med 73:929-38. 2011
  5. pmc Rethinking theoretical approaches to stigma: a Framework Integrating Normative Influences on Stigma (FINIS)
    Bernice A Pescosolido
    Department of Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 7000, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:431-40. 2008

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Publications5

  1. doi Public or private? The role of the state and civil society in health and health inequalities across nations
    Sigrun Olafsdottir
    Boston University, Department of Sociology, 96 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215, United States Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 123:174-81. 2014
    ..Our paper represents an early step in providing empirical evidence for the impact of the welfare state and civil society on health and health inequalities...
  2. ncbi Fundamental causes of health disparities: stratification, the welfare state, and health in the United States and Iceland
    Sigrun Olafsdottir
    Department of Sociology, Boston University, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:239-53. 2007
    ..Welfare state intervention may be most successful in equalizing health outcomes by supporting families and by removing advantages traditionally accumulated by the wealthy in capitalist societies...
  3. ncbi Drawing the line: the cultural cartography of utilization recommendations for mental health problems
    Sigrun Olafsdottir
    Department of Sociology, Boston University, 96 Cummington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 50:228-44. 2009
    ..e., counselors). These findings help to explain inconsistencies in previous utilization studies, and they suggest the critical importance of maintaining a dialogue between medical sociology and the sociology of culture...
  4. pmc Constructing illness: how the public in eight Western nations respond to a clinical description of "schizophrenia"
    Sigrun Olafsdottir
    Boston University, United States
    Soc Sci Med 73:929-38. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Rethinking theoretical approaches to stigma: a Framework Integrating Normative Influences on Stigma (FINIS)
    Bernice A Pescosolido
    Department of Sociology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 7000, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:431-40. 2008
    ..We end by discussing the clear implications this framework holds for stigma reduction, even in the face of conflicting results...