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Margareta Bäck-Wiklund

Professor emerita

Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
Professor emerita
031-786 1614

Rumsnummer: D458
Postadress: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Sprängkullsgatan 23-25 , 41123 Göteborg

Institutionen för socialt arbete (Mer information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: 031-786 1888
Besöksadress: Sprängkullsgatan 25 , 411 23 Göteborg

Om Margareta Bäck-Wiklund

Roles and affilitions

◾1994 Member of the Scientific Com. of the National Board for Public Health
◾2009 Member of the Scientific Advisory Research Board for the National Social Research Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark
◾1996 – 2009 Chairman of the Centre for Public Sector Research University of Göteborg
◾2004 – 2009 Member of the Central Ethical Review Board
◾2005 – 2009 Editor for The Journal of Social Science (Socialvetenskaplig Tidskrift)
◾1996- 1999 Member of the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study (NorFA.)
◾1998-2001 Member of the board of the Swedish Social Science Research Council (SFR)
◾2001-2003 Member of the board and vice chairmen of the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and Social Sciences (FAS)
◾2002-2005 Member of the board for Labour Market Evaluation ( IFAU)
Areas of expertice
Research projects

MBW has long experience of family research and created the research programme Parenting and Childhood in Modern Family Culture. Variations in family forms and childhoods, gender and parental roles in family life, working life as well as everyday life is the core if the research. Among the completed projects in the programme three can be mentioned: Sharing Your Parents with A Foster Sibling. An Investigation of Foster Parents Own Children, Male Role Models in Social Work with Single Mothers and Sons and To start a family and earnings - a comparison between groups with different ethnic background. These are funded by the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and Social Sciences (FAS). MBW has been the Swedish coordinator in two EU funded projects. One eight country comparative project in the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Commission Gender, Parenthood and the Changing European Workplace: Young adults negotiating the work-family boundary is completed, but still under dissemination (www.workliferesearch.org/transitions) and the an eight country EU-funded project within the Sixth Framework Programme Quality of Life in a Changing Europe (www.projectquality.org).

In progress

Both EU projects are still under dissimination such as: Margareta Bäck-Wiklund et.al. (ed) (2012), Quality of life and work in Europe. Theory, policy and practice, Palgrave Macmillan. In Sociologica, Problemas e Practicas, together with Leila Billquist, Stefan Szücs and Maria das Dores Guerreiro, , Leila Billquist Care: a challenge to healthy organizations? Contributing to Nielsen Ann et. al. (ed. 2012) Transition to parenthood in Europe. A comparative life course perspective. Policy Press.

A review-study of literature about children status, theory and practice.

Selected Recent Publications
Two edited books with own contributions in Swedish during 2012, Nätverksfamiljen tillsammans med Thomas Johansson (The network Family)(Natur och kultur)och Att fostra familjen tillsammans med Helena Johansson (To govern the Family)(Liber).

Teaching experience on all levels. Most recent a mastercourse/PhD course on Family and Parenthood. At present involved in developing and teaching in an International Family Master a cooperation between several European Universities with start in Lisboa, Portugal. The international family master has been granted EU-money (MFAMILY.eu) and will start the fall semester 2013.

MB-W has tutored 19 PhD student to graduation and two to licenciate out of which eleven in the programme Parenting and Childhood in Modern Family Culture.

Research fellow at
1983-1984 University of California, San Diego, USA.
1998 Thomas Coram Research Institute, Department of Education, London University. UK.
2006 Instituto Superior de Ciencias de Trabalho e da Empresa, Lisbon University. Portugal.

Senaste publikationer

Os hospitais são organizações saudáveis? Qualidade de vida no trabalho hospitalar no norte e no sul da Europa
Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, Stefan Szücs, Leila Billquist, Margarida Martins Barroso, Eduardo Alexandre Rodrigues
Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas, Forskningsöversiktsartikel 2018

Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, Thomas Johansson
Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, Samlingsverk 2012

Are Health Care Organizations Healthy? Quality of Work and Private Life in Northern and Southern Europe
Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, Maria das Dores Guerreiro, Stefan Szücs, Leila Billquist
Work and Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference, June 14-16, 2012, New York City, Paper i proceeding 2012
Paper i proceeding

Care: A Challenge to Healthy Organizations? A case study of a hospital department
Leila Billquist, Stefan Szücs, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
Sociologia, Problemas e Prácticas, Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift 2012
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift

Governing the family
Helena Johansson, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
European Conference on Social Work Research, Poster (konferens) 2012
Poster (konferens)

Perceived work-life conflict among Swedish dual-earner families
Linda Lane, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
Gender And Well-Being The role of institutions, Farnham, Ashgate, Kapitel i bok 2011
Kapitel i bok

Care – A challenge to Healthy Organization? Case study of a Hospital Ward. Community, Work and Family.
Leila Billquist, Linda Lane, Stefan Szücs, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
The 4th International Conference. May 19-21, Tampere Finland., Paper i proceeding 2011
Paper i proceeding

Sociology and Social Work – National and Personal History. Presenterat vid International Seminar Sociology and Social Work 27-28 May 2011 Lisboa Portugal, Instituto Superior de Ciencias Sociais Politicas.
Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
Presenterat vid International Seminar Sociology and Social Work 27-28 May 2011 Lisboa Portugal, Instituto Superior de Ciencias Sociais Politicas, Paper i proceeding 2011
Paper i proceeding

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Perspektiv på humanistisk-samhällsvetenskaplig forskning vid Malmö Högskola
Margareta Bäck-Wiklund, M Fahlgren, L Engwall, I-B Täljedal
Malmö, Malmö Högskola, Rapport 2007

Work, money and the transition to parenthood. New parents with different ethnic backgrounds reason towards the Swedish welfare context
Mona Franséhn, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
Paper presented at the second International Conference: Community, Work and Family: making the connections in a global context, Lisboa Portugal , 12-14 April 2007., Paper i proceeding 2007
Paper i proceeding


Being a working mother in context: cross-national biographical research
J Brannen, M das Dores Gueirreio, Margareta Bäck-Wiklund
Paper presented at EU-research Research on social science and humanities. Izmir, Turkey June 2006, Paper i proceeding 2006
Paper i proceeding


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