It is often assumed that families move to improve their economic and social prospects, and that these additional resources can benefit the whole family. However, existing research suggests that many children who have experienced long-distance moves within a country fair worse in general compared to non-moving peers.
Research Flagship Aiming at Decreasing Inequality and Renewing Welfare State through Interventions Received €8.25 Million in Funding
The research project Inequalities, Interventions, and New Welfare State (INVEST) of the University of Turku has received significant funding.
Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology and Economic Sociology form the Department of Social Research. Areas of expertise profiling the departments teaching and research include well-being issues, cultural interaction, social inequality and comparative research.