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Ethnicity and Gender in Primary Health Care: Understanding, Practice and Consequences


The main aim of the project is to examine what role ethnicity and gender have in the treatment of women of migrant background in primary health care, and how this is reflected in the every day practice in three different institutions: a primary health care center (vårdcentral); a youth clinic (ungdomsmottagning) and a maternity welfare clinic.

The project contains three sub-studies that examine three different empirical levels. The first study analyses definitions and intentions on a policy level and map out how the work is organised in different institutions. The second study examines the level of implementation and focuses on the every day practice of the three institutions. Method for this study includes both focus group interviews and single interviews. The third study examines, through in-depth interviews, how migrant women experience the treatment from the different institutions. The project applies a comparative perspective and analyses similarities and differences between the different institutions as well as between the different empirical levels.


Health, Intersectionality, Welfare , Primary health care, Maternity care


Bredström, A., and Gruber, S. (2015). Language, Culture and Maternity Care:
"Troubling" Interpretation in an Institutional Context. Nordic Journal Of Migration
Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 58:66.

2010 - 2017


Forte Forskningsrådet arbetsliv, hälsa, välfärd

REMESO Project Leader

Sabine Gruber, Associate Professor

Scientifically Responsible

Anna Bredström, Senior Lecturer

Contact for project


Last updated: 2017-01-04

Page responsible: erik.berggren@liu.se
Last updated: 2020-05-27