Alexander Miething

Alexander Miething

Senior Lecturer

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Works at Department of Public Health Sciences
Visiting address Sveavägen 160, Sveaplan
Room 346
Postal address Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a sociologist and researcher at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Stockholm University. My primary area of research concerns the social determinants of health, particularly individual-level and community-level aspects of social inequalities, and how they are linked to health. A specific interest is on social capital, social relations and networks, and how these domains relate to people’s well-being and health behaviors.

I currently work as researcher in the SMASH project, and investigate health inequalities in individuals with immigrant background. I am also involved in a project on the long-term implications of social trust for health and other societal outcomes.


Selected publications:

Beller, J., Miething, A., Regidor, E., Lostao, L., Epping, J., & Geyer, S. (2019). Trends in grip strength: Age, period, and cohort effects on grip strength in older adults from Germany, Sweden, and Spain. SSM-Population Health, 9, 100456.

Giordano, G. N., Mewes, J., & Miething, A. (2019). Trust and all-cause mortality: a multilevel study of US General Social Survey data (1978–2010). J Epidemiol Community Health.

Miething, A., Rostila, M., Edling, C., & Rydgren, J. (2018). The Peer Context of Dieting: The Relationship between Young Adults’ Dieting Frequency and Their Friends’ Weight-Related Characteristics. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health.

Miething, A., Rostila, M., & Rydgren, J. (2017). Access to occupational networks and ethnic variation of depressive symptoms in young adults in Sweden. Social Science & Medicine, 190, pp. 207-216.

Miething, A., Almquist, Y. B., Edling, C., Rydgren, J., & Rostila, M. (2017). Friendship trust and psychological well-being from late adolescence to early adulthood: A structural equation modelling approach. Scand J Public Health, 45(3), pp. 244-252 .

Miething, A., Rostila, M., Edling, C., & Rydgren, J. (2016). The Influence of Social Network Characteristics on Peer Clustering in Smoking: A Two-Wave Panel Study of 19-and 23-Year-Old Swedes. PLOS ONE, 11(10).

Miething, A., Almquist, Y. B., Östberg, V., Rostila, M., Edling, C., & Rydgren, J. (2016). Friendship networks and psychological well-being from late adolescence to young adulthood: a gender-specific structural equation modeling approach. BMC Psychology, 4(1), 34.

Miething, A., & Åberg Yngwe, M. (2014). Stability and variability in income position over time: exploring their role in self-rated health in Swedish survey data. BMC Public health, 14(1), 1.

Miething, A. (2014). Others’ income, one’s own fate: How income inequality, relative social position and social comparisons contribute to disparities in health. Doctoral thesis. Health Equity Studies 19.

Miething, A. (2013). A matter of perception: Exploring the role of income satisfaction in the income–mortality relationship in German survey data 1995–2010. Social Science & Medicine, 99, 72-79.

Last updated: September 16, 2020

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