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Research in Social Policy

The discipline of Social Policy has specialised in study of the new development forms of the welfare state (including new welfare and social services), citizenship and participation, family and childhood, as well as work and employment (to contain unpaid and informal care work also).

CARE | CITIZENSHIP | FAMILY AND FAMILY POLICIES | LABOUR MARKETS, WORK AND WELLBEING AT WORK

CARE

Care, care policy and care services are studied in the discipline of social policy. Care research is conducted nationally, internationally and comparatively. Central research themes are informal care, home as a site of care, care services, marketisation of care and new forms of governance in care. Care research is concentrated on the Research Group on Care and Social Policy (CaSo) which includes both senior researchers and PhD students. Different methods, data and theoretical approaches are applied in care research.

Information and ongoing research

Research Group on Care and Social Policy

Universalism, Marketization and Care consuming

 

CITIZENSHIP

Information and ongoing research

 

FAMILY AND FAMILY POLICIES

The ongoing research concerns the diverse questions of family, family policy and childhood. By taking family as a research object it is possible to examine the interaction between public and private sphere, multifaceted social problems and changes in society. The viewpoints of family research in social policy combine work and family, child home care allowances, time use of children, family services, interaction between generations, as well as substance misuse in family.

Information and ongoing research

Childhood and family studies

Media, family interaction and children’s well-being. Research project. Funded by Academy of Finland 2011–2014.

 

LABOUR MARKETS, WORK AND WELLBEING AT WORK

Research on work and welfare has a long tradition in social policy. The relation between work and welfare is examined from the viewpoints of how demands and resources of work and work-related changes affect individual and group identity, well-being at work and at home and employees’ later working careers. The on-going research focuses on how new forms of employment are connected with social security, employment risks, on recent collective dismissals and their connection to later careers, on spatial dispersion of work and its consequences to employees and families, and on job quality and later careers in temporary and part-time employment.

Information and ongoing research

Labour market research

Work life research

The Finnish Doctoral Program on Labour and Welfare Studies (LabourNet)

Space – Spatial Dispersion of Paid Work, Research Project. Funded by Academy of Finland 2010–2013.

Careers of Displaced Workers. Research Project. Funded by the Finnish Work Environment Fund and KELA Research department 2012–2014.

Commodification and Recommodification of Social Risks in the Context of Plant Closings. Research project. Funded by Academy of Finland 2010–2013.

 
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