Ongoing research projects

Contradictory Reality of the Child Home Care Allowance (CHCA) - CHCA as an option for parents’ work–life choices and its consequences for their work careers. (2006-2009), The Academy of Finland

Squaring the Care Circle - The Finnish and Italian Families Searching For New Ways to Care For Older People. (2005–2008), The Academy of Finland

(Social Capital and Networks of Trust Research Programme): Social Capital, Trust and Care (SoTCa): The Formation and Distribution of Informal and Formal Care Capital in Welfare Societies. (2004–2008, The Academy of Finland

The New Care Consumer: Older People and Local Welfare Mix. (2009 –2012), The Academy of Finland

The Everyday of Care Work in the Nordic Countries: Profiles of Work in Care for Older and Disabled People, Contexts and Conciliation with Informal Care. (2006-2008), The Finnish Work Environment Fund

Nordic Centre of Excellence: Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model (REASSESS): Transition and continuity. Urban governance and citizen participation in the Nordic welfare model. (2008–2010), NordForsk


International research collaboration




Concluded research projects

Universalism, care and trust: The distinctiveness and future of the Nordic social care regime. (2005-2006), The Academy of Finland

(FP5, Key-Action for Socio-Economic Research):
SOCCARE - New Kinds of Families, New Kinds of Social Care: Shaping Multi-dimensional European Policies for Formal and Informal Care (2000–2003), European Commission

The Diversities of Social Care: A Comparative Study on Patterns of Social Care and Their Social Contexts in Five Societies (1998–2000), The Academy of Finland

Children’s Home Care Allowances in Finland (1997–1999), The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela):

Case Management in Public Social Services – A Feasibility Study (1994–1997), City of Tampere, Municipality of Hämeenkyrö/Foundation for Municipal Development and the Ministry of Social and Health Affairs

(NOS-S): The Rise and the Reconstruction of Personal Social Services – a Comparative Nordic Study (1994-1996, The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Social Sciences

The Development of the Social Service System after the Second World War in Finland (1993–1996), The Academy of Finland

Welfare State and the Organization of Care Work (1989), The Academy of Finland


Research collaboration

Participation in other research projects and networks