Erika Werner


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work


  • Social policy


I completed my doctoral dissertation in April 2012: Safe, betrayed or uncertain. Thoughts and preperations for retirement. My research concerns people preparing for their retirement. In my dissertation I interviewed people from three age groups: 65-70 years, 45-50 years and 30-35 years, living in two municipalities in Skåne. The different age groups (in a relatively clear way) reflect the changes within the pension system and how it affects people and their thoughts and preparations. The pension system has become more individualized and personal responsibility has increased with the reform.


I have been teaching at the School of Social Work since I was a PhD student. At the moment I am teaching in the subjects social work; economics, politics and society on an online course, and on term two and five of the BSc programme. I am also course director for the course Social work in Sweden.

Recent research outputs

Erika Werner, 2019 Apr 10, Årsbok 2018 Socialhögskolan Lunds universitet. Abboud, A., Abrahamsson, J., Andersson, P., Bangura Arvidsson, M., Blomberg, S., Carlstedt, E., Dahlström, E., Edebalk, P. G., Grina, J., Harnett, T., Harrysson, L., Hekkala, P., Jönson, H., Laanemets, L. & Olsson, C. (eds.). Lund University, School of Social Work, Vol. 2019:2. p. 23-27 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Fay Lundh Nilsson & Erika Werner, 2018, Första upplagan ed. Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB. 200 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Lars Harrysson, Norma Montesino & Erika Werner, 2016 Mar 24, In : Critical Social Policy. 36, 4, p. 531-550 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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