Håkan Jönson


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Work


  • CASE - Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments


My research concerns social problems, politically informed images of aging and identity formation among seniors. In my dissertation (2001) I studied the development and claims-making activities of Sweden’s two largest pensioners’ organisations. Later I have studied crime, fear and abuse and nursing home scandals as social problems for elderly people, as well as nursing home abuse & neglect as social problems. In reseent years, I have devoted attention to differences in policiesn and practices between the two fields of disability services and elder care, and to the way chronological age is used as a basis for granting or denying people different type of help. Currently I am heading a project on care facilities for older persons with long-term substance user problems.


My teaching at the School of Social Work deals with research methods, and with different aspects of ageing and eldercare.


  • Heading the Southern group for social science research on ageing and eldercare
  • Heading the National network for social science research on ageing and eldercare
  • Member of the research network ”Transformations of care”, headed by Professor Marta Szebehely, Stockholm University.
  • Member of the research “Network for studies in criminology, deviance and social problems”, headed by Malin Åkerström, Lund University.
  • Member of the editorial board of Journal of Aging Studies (JAS) since 2004. 

Recent research outputs

Håkan Jönson & Tove Harnett, 2019 Aug 1, In : NAD Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 36, 4, p. 330-343 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abboud, A., Abrahamsson, J., Andersson, P., Maria Bangura Arvidsson, Staffan Blomberg, Elisabeth Carlstedt, Dahlström, E., Per Gunnar Edebalk, Per Gunnar Edebalk (ed.), Grina, J., Tove Harnett, Lars Harrysson, Lars Harrysson (ed.), Patrik Hekkala, Patrik Hekkala, Håkan Jönson, Leili Laanemets & Olsson, C., 2019 Apr 10, Socialhögskolan, Lunds universitet. 75 p. (Research Reports in Social Work; vol. 2019, no. 2)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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