About the report
There is a great need for knowledge about the factors behind a sustainable and healthy working life. The Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise (SAWEE) has therefore conducted analyses based on newly collected data from the Swedish business sector on a healthy and good work environment. In this report, the agency presents the results of the analyses in our recent 2019–2020 survey, together with a comparison with three previous surveys on work organisation and learning at work carried out by Statistics Sweden in 2009 and the Swedish Work Environment Authority in 2012 and 2015. As a background, this report presents the state of knowledge on health factors through short summaries of the latest information on the subject.
The Swedish Work Environment Authority has generously shared data from the two baseline surveys about the work organisationand work environment management in 2012 and 2015, respectively. Statistics Sweden collected the survey data and contributed to the first Swedish Meadow survey (2009) and the technical report attached to this publication. Through Microdata Online Access (MONA), Statistics Sweden has provided complementing register-based statistics.
The authors of the report
This report is written by Annette Nylund, Lic Philosophical in industrial work science and Bachelor’s degree in economics and political science, as a senior analyst at the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise. She has also carried out the calculations in the report’s analysis section. With Hans-Olof Hagén, PhD in Economics and senior consultant, Annette Nylund has summarised the sub-section on the quality of the four included surveys.
Hans-Olof Hagén carried out the non-response analysis in the appendix. Jakob Johannesson, Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, and Petter Samuelsson, MSc in Economics and Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, both data science consultants at Solita AB, were responsible for database management. Mikael Nordenmark, Professor of Rehabilitation Science, Department of Health Sciences (HOV) at Mid Sweden University in Östersund, conducted a quality review of the report.