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Faculty of ManagementUniversity of TampereFaculty of Management
Work, Inequality, and Public Policy (WIP)

Aims

This research project will address a wide range of inequalities and how these are modified by public policy in the short run and over a life-cycle. This information is a crucial input to government’s decision how to finance the welfare system and redistribute income while maintaining incentives to work and avoiding poverty traps.

The project is divided into five strands. Visit the WIP consortium's new website for more information.

Extensions in optimal redistribution models

  • We study extensions to the basic optimal redistribution model ála Mirrlees (1971). The extensions include the choice between the channels of finance and redistribution (cash or in kind), and design of social insurance programs. Another set of modifications concerns the objective of the government.
  • Team leader: Professor Jukka Pirttilä, University of Tampere

Inequalities and well-being

  • We investigate inequality developments using multidimensional and lifetime perspectives, and how they have evolved under different market pressures and in particularly, in response to policy changes.
  • Team leader: Professor Sakari Heikkinen, University of Helsinki

Multidimensional poverty, social mobility and aversion to income fluctuations

  • We will provide detailed information on the dynamics of inequality, poverty, and health over a period with substantial changes in the Finnish economy and relate these to the changes in the tax and social protection system.
  • Team leader: Professor Markus Jäntti, University of Helsinki and VATT Institute for Economic Research

Change, inequality and the labour market

  • We provide extensive new evidence on trends in job polarisation and its consequences at individual, firm, regional and aggregate level in Finland, including inequality through unemployment and inactivity.
  • Team leader: Professor Jari Vainiomäki, University of Tampere

Challenges for social, active labour market and education policies

  • We evaluate how effective present day social policies are to meet ‘new social’ risks and new forms of employment, we use microsimulation with a discrete-choice labour supply model to study the effects of transfer programs and welfare on labour supply and inequality in Finland, and examine the effectiveness of the active labour policy measures targeted at disadvantaged groups and the effects of educational choices on employment and income.
  • Team leader: Professor Olli Kangas, Kela

On the basis of new knowledge we can state what are the lessons for policies in order to reduce inequalities.

 
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