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Bolin, M., Olofsdotter, G. & Jonsson, F. (2019). Heltid som norm -  en arbetstidsmodell för hållbara arbetsvillkor inom välfärdssektorn?. Sundsvall
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Heltid som norm -  en arbetstidsmodell för hållbara arbetsvillkor inom välfärdssektorn?
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Möjlighet till heltidsarbete för alla anställda är ett uttalat mål i det avtal som slutits mellan Kommunal och Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting. Den stora andelen deltidsarbete inom välfärdssektorn beskrivs som problematiskt ur ett jämställdhetsperspektiv och en försvårande omständighet vid rekrytering och för kontinuitet i bemanning. Inom Sundsvalls Kommun inleddes 2018 ett projekt för att införa ”Heltid som norm” för både befintliga tjänster och nyanställningar. Den lösning som har valts är en arbetstidsmodell som gå under beteckningen ”85/10/5”, där siffrorna representerar arbetstid i procent. Åttiofem procent av arbetstiden är förlagd till den anställdes ordinarie arbetsplats. Tio procent utgör vikarietid inom den egna, eller en annan verksamhet. De resterande fem procenten avsätts för APT och kompetensutveckling. Totalt omfattades sju av kommunens verksamheter inom Socialtjänsten, tre äldreboenden och fyra gruppboenden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: , 2019. p. 44
Keywords
Heltidsarbete, jämställdhet, arbetsmiljö, arbetsvillkor, omsorgsyrken
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37493 (URN)978-91-88947-20-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-08 Created: 2019-10-08 Last updated: 2019-10-29Bibliographically approved
Mathiassen, S. E., Johansson, E., Bolin, M. & Olofsdotter, G. (2019). Jämställd arbetshälsa? genus, arbetsorganisation och fysisk belastning inom detaljhandeln. In: Arbetsmiljöverket (Ed.), Arbetsmiljö och ohälsa i ett genusperspektiv: Uppdragsforskning med relevans ör tillsynsverksamhet (pp. 22-36). Stockholm: Arbetsmiljöverket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jämställd arbetshälsa? genus, arbetsorganisation och fysisk belastning inom detaljhandeln
2019 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmiljö och ohälsa i ett genusperspektiv: Uppdragsforskning med relevans ör tillsynsverksamhet / [ed] Arbetsmiljöverket, Stockholm: Arbetsmiljöverket , 2019, p. 22-36Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Arbetsmiljöverket, 2019
Series
Arbetsmiljöverket Rapport, ISSN 1650-3717 ; 2019:7
Keywords
arbetsmiljö, belastningskador, arbetsvillkor, genus
National Category
Sociology Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37497 (URN)
Available from: 2019-10-08 Created: 2019-10-08 Last updated: 2019-10-21Bibliographically approved
Bolin, M. & Klockmo, C. (2018). Förändringsarbete för att bli en attraktiv arbetsgivare: 7 timmars aretsplatsförlagd arbetstid som metod. Härnösand: Kommunförbundet Västernorrland
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förändringsarbete för att bli en attraktiv arbetsgivare: 7 timmars aretsplatsförlagd arbetstid som metod
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Härnösand: Kommunförbundet Västernorrland, 2018. p. 48
Series
FoU Västernorrland, ISSN 1653-2414 ; 2018:3
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35191 (URN)978-91-88425-14-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Bolin, M. & Olofsdotter, G. (2018). ”Our culture can be described as ‘Management by excel’”: Challenging inequality in the forestry industry. In: : . Paper presented at 9th Nordic Working Life Conference: Creating a sustainable future of work in the Nordic countries, Oslo, 13-15 juni, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Our culture can be described as ‘Management by excel’”: Challenging inequality in the forestry industry
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Despite the increasing proportion of women in traditionally male-dominated occupations, the Swedish labor market is still highly gender- segregated. An example is the Swedish forest industry in which about 90 percent of the labor force are men. The male dominance is identified as a barrier for development and has resulted in aspiration for gender equality. Social justice, increased competitiveness, and improved legitimacy as a modern and contemporary industry are examples of arguments used (Johansson). Earlier studies have found that the masculine coded culture within   forestry might obstruct development as well as recruitment of employees. The industry is described as unmodern and old-fogeyish which may result in loss of competence if qualified staff decides to leave the forest industry. Difficulties to recruit and keep staff are put forward as contributing causes to the later years increased endeavor for gender equality. It was based on such a problem description one of the major forest companies initiated their work with the goal of creating a gender equal organization.  A first step was to carry out a quantitative and qualitative status report of attitudes and experiences of employee’ working conditions and work environment from a gender perspective.  

Our aim is to problematize the gendered implications of employees and managers working conditions and work environment. The theoretical framework of ´inequality regimes´, as presented by Acker (2006) inspires the analysis. The concept was developed as a means of examining the production and reproduction of complex inequalities based on class, gender and race in organizations. The empirical material that is presented in this article is based on focus group interviews and a questionnaire that was completed by personnel and managers employed in a company in the forest industry. The paper contributes with new insights on women’s labor market (dis)advantage in Nordic welfare states by discussing how particular patterns of inequality are (re)produced by emphasizing a description of inequalities, based on a quantitative analysis, and the experiences of inequalities based on a qualitative analysis.

The results unfolds a gendered logic of the company that includes certain norms that are built on the image of the ideal, abstract worker, in this case a white male working full time, who enjoys hunting, has a hunting dog, feels at home in the woods and has an educational background in forestry. The organizational culture is characterized by a hegemonic masculinity based on rationality and competitiveness, a “management by excel”. This also highlight a culture where quantitative measurements has the upper hand and obstruct the possibilities to challenge inequalities. Such normalization of the hegemonic masculinity places women as something deviant, an exception from the normal. These masculine norms and culture highlights how gendered inequalities are reproduced in everyday activities, practices and processes in this company.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35313 (URN)
Conference
9th Nordic Working Life Conference: Creating a sustainable future of work in the Nordic countries, Oslo, 13-15 juni, 2018
Available from: 2018-12-20 Created: 2018-12-20 Last updated: 2018-12-21Bibliographically approved
Olofsdotter, G. & Bolin, M. (2017). Jämställdhetskartläggning SCA Skog AB. Sundsvall
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jämställdhetskartläggning SCA Skog AB
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: , 2017. p. 51
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32395 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-01-04Bibliographically approved
Bolin, M. (2015). Friska arbetsplatser: Organisationens betydelse för jämlik arbetsmiljö. In: Angelika Sjöstedt Landén, Gunilla Olofsdotter, Malin Bolin (Ed.), Sprickor, öppningar och krackerleringar: nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö (pp. 179-205). Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Friska arbetsplatser: Organisationens betydelse för jämlik arbetsmiljö
2015 (Swedish)In: Sprickor, öppningar och krackerleringar: nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö / [ed] Angelika Sjöstedt Landén, Gunilla Olofsdotter, Malin Bolin, Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet , 2015, p. 179-205Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, 2015
Series
Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet, ISSN 1654-5753 ; 8
Keywords
arbetsmiljö, genus, intersektionalitet
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-27143 (URN)978-91-88025-42-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-03-01 Created: 2016-03-01 Last updated: 2016-03-01Bibliographically approved
Sjöstedt Landén, A., Olofsdotter, G. & Bolin, M. (2015). Inledning: Nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö. In: Angelika Sjöstedt Landén, Gunilla Olofsdotter & Malin Bolin (Ed.), Sprickor, öppningar och krackeleringar: Nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö (pp. 5-16). Östersund/Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning: Nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö
2015 (Swedish)In: Sprickor, öppningar och krackeleringar: Nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö / [ed] Angelika Sjöstedt Landén, Gunilla Olofsdotter & Malin Bolin, Östersund/Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet , 2015, p. 5-16Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund/Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, 2015
Series
Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet, ISSN 1654-5753 ; 8
Keywords
arbetsmiljö, genus, intersektionalitet
National Category
Ethnology Sociology Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26397 (URN)978-91-88025-42-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-09 Created: 2015-12-09 Last updated: 2015-12-09Bibliographically approved
Sjöstedt Landén, A., Olofsdotter, G. & Bolin, M. (Eds.). (2015). Sprickor, öppningar och krackeleringar: nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö. Östersund/Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sprickor, öppningar och krackeleringar: nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö
2015 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Östersund/Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, 2015. p. 205
Series
Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet, ISSN 1654-5753 ; 8
Keywords
arbetsmiljö, genus, intersektionalitet
National Category
Sociology Ethnology Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26395 (URN)978-91-88025-42-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-09 Created: 2015-12-09 Last updated: 2015-12-09Bibliographically approved
Bolin, M. & Nordin, M. (2014). Do Sex Differences in the Association between Work Exposure and Health in the Manufacturing Industry Depend on Work Context?: Results from the WOLF-Study. Psychology, 5(8), 896-907
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do Sex Differences in the Association between Work Exposure and Health in the Manufacturing Industry Depend on Work Context?: Results from the WOLF-Study
2014 (English)In: Psychology, ISSN 2152-7180, E-ISSN 2152-7199, Vol. 5, no 8, p. 896-907Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate the associations between work exposure such as psychosocial work factors and work posture, and health in men and women with the same type of occupation in the manufacturing industry. Two follow-ups with a follow-up rate of 67% from the WOrk, Lipids and Fibrinogen (WOLF) cohort from the Northern Sweden were used. The database included 1589 men and 286 women, which is representative of the proportions between men and women in the Swedish manufacturing industry. To be able to understand the importance of work context, the participants were categorized according to work tasks (working with things or symbols). Logistic regression was used for interaction analyses between sex and psychosocial work factors (such as demand, control, social support, role conflict, and work-family conflict) as well as physical work factors (such as work posture), and health outcomes (work overcommitment, fatigue, and neck and back pain). The results showed contextually different patterns of sex different associations between psychosocial work factors and health outcomes. For instance, women were at larger risk of ill-health (in the form of work overcommitment) when working with things, whereas men were at larger risk of both work overcommitment and fatigue when working with symbols. Women working with symbols had a larger risk of neck and back pain due to work-family conflict. The health outcome that was most sensitive to the sex different associations was work overcommitment. In conclusion, the work context matters for sex differences in the association between psychosocial work factors and health and since work overcommitment is a predictor of disease, it should be of interest for the Occupational Health Services and personnel departments to survey.

Keywords
psychosocial work factors work over commitment fatigue pain gender
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-22959 (URN)10.4236/psych.2014.58101 (DOI)
Projects
Kvinnor i industrin: hälsopromotion och sjukprevention i den longitudinella WOLF kohorten
Funder
AFA Insurance
Available from: 2014-09-12 Created: 2014-09-12 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Elwér, S., Harryson, L., Bolin, M. & Hammarström, A. (2013). Patterns of Gender Equality at Workplaces and Psychological Distress. PLoS ONE, 8(1), Art. no. e53246
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patterns of Gender Equality at Workplaces and Psychological Distress
2013 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 8, no 1, p. Art. no. e53246-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research in the field of occupational health often uses a risk factor approach which has been criticized by feminist researchers for not considering the combination of many different variables that are at play simultaneously. To overcome this shortcoming this study aims to identify patterns of gender equality at workplaces and to investigate how these patterns are associated with psychological distress. Questionnaire data from the Northern Swedish Cohort (n = 715) have been analysed and supplemented with register data about the participants' workplaces. The register data were used to create gender equality indicators of women/men ratios of number of employees, educational level, salary and parental leave. Cluster analysis was used to identify patterns of gender equality at the workplaces. Differences in psychological distress between the clusters were analysed by chi-square test and logistic regression analyses, adjusting for individual socio-demographics and previous psychological distress. The cluster analysis resulted in six distinctive clusters with different patterns of gender equality at the workplaces that were associated to psychological distress for women but not for men. For women the highest odds of psychological distress was found on traditionally gender unequal workplaces. The lowest overall occurrence of psychological distress as well as same occurrence for women and men was found on the most gender equal workplaces. The results from this study support the convergence hypothesis as gender equality at the workplace does not only relate to better mental health for women, but also more similar occurrence of mental ill-health between women and men. This study highlights the importance of utilizing a multidimensional view of gender equality to understand its association to health outcomes. Health policies need to consider gender equality at the workplace level as a social determinant of health that is of importance for reducing differences in health outcomes for women and men. © 2013 Elwér et al.

Keywords
Sickness Absence; Living-conditions; Sex Segregation; Health; Work; Women; Education; Fathers; Leave; Risk
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18425 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0053246 (DOI)000313551500055 ()2-s2.0-84872253313 (Scopus ID)
Note

Correspondence Address: Harryson, L.; Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; email: lisa.harryson@fammed.umu.se

Available from: 2013-02-05 Created: 2013-02-04 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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