Turku Center for Welfare Research

Turku Center for Welfare Research was founded in 1997 in a cooperative effort by the three universities in Turku (Åbo). The Center is intended to more efficiently coordinate resources, both in teaching and research.

Directing board 2018–

Director

Eva Österbacka
Professor
Åbo Akademi University
School of Business and Economics

Board

Veli-Matti Ritakallio
Professor
University of Turku
Department of Social Research (Social Policy)
 
Jani Erola
Professor
University of Turku
Department of Social Research (Sociology)
 
Pekka Räsänen
Professor
University of Turku
Department of Social Research (Economic Sociology)
 
Mikael Nygård
Professor
Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa
Department of Social Sciences (Social Policy)

Secretary

Esa Karonen
Doctoral Candidate
University of Turku
Department of Social Research (Sociology)

Working paper series

The series Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues (WPSEI) disseminates academic research by researchers associated with Turku Center for Welfare Research (TCWR) and their collaborators. The purpose is to stimulate discussion and contribute to up-to-date knowledge on social and economic issues. Most of the papers fit under the labels of economics, sociology, demography, and statistics.
 
The working papers constitute ‘work in progress’. They receive only limited review, and copyright is held by the author(s). When the paper is published as a journal article, the working paper is usually removed from the WPSEI site.
 
The series was launched 31 August 2015.
 
If you’d like your paper to appear in the series, contact the Editor.

Editor: Marika Jalovaara
Editorial assistant: Esa Karonen

Schedule for TCWR-seminars, Spring 2019

On Fridays at 13.15-14.45 in Publicum, 4rd floor, Seminar room 471 or 499 (Uno Harva room)

  • 1.2. (sh471) Jan Otto Andersson: Three forms and different measures of ecologically unequal exchange
  • 15.2. (sh499) Teemu Vauhkonen: NEET-nuorille suunnattujen palveluiden vaikuttavuus
  • 1.3. (sh471) Minna Tuominen: Young people´s social capital and wellbeing. A structural equation model of the predictors
  • 15.3. (sh499) Sanni Kotimäki: Educational differences in depressive and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy: exploring the social mechanisms
  • 12.4. (sh471) Esa Karonen:Between Structure and Policy: Effects of Demography and Policy on Income Distribution in Finland 1990–2016
  • 26.4. (sh471) Antti Kähäri: Inequality in fruit and vegetable intake in 20 European countries: exploring the role of socioeconomic context
  • 10.5. (sh499) Elina Sutela: Asuntopolitiikkojen paikalliset variaatiot - Asumisen kohtuuhintaisuuden edistäminen Helsingissä, Turussa ja Tampereella
  • 17.5. (sh499) Lauri Mäkinen & Laura Järvi: Can in-work poverty be reduced by investing in occupational welfare? Multi-level approach on in-work poverty in Europe
Past seminars and lectures

Researchers associated with TCWR meet every other Friday to discuss about the most recent research results. The aim of the seminars is to improve the methodological and theoretical understanding among us. There are also some lectures, which are held by visiting scholars.

Fall 2018

7.9. Joonas Uotinen: "Koetun hyvinvoinnin ulottuvuuksien tärkeysjärjestykseen laittaminen itsemurhien avulla"

Place SH368

21.9. Outi Sirniö & Aleksi Karhula: "Ylisukupolvinen eriarvoisuus Suomessa: poikkitieteellinen katsaus tutkimuksiin"
Place SH368

5.10. Laura Heiskala: "Compensatory of cumulative advantage? Parental resources, previous school results and transition to higher education in Finland"
Place SH368

19.10. ESITYS PERUTTU
Place SH368

2.11. Pietari Kujala: "Fear of Crime and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments in Europe 2008-2016"
Place SH368

16.11.  Hannu Lehti: "The Role of Kin Network in Socioeconomic and Educational Attainment"
Place SH368

23.11. Roosa Sandell: "The famous top 1%: The evolution of income composition and socioeconomic structure of top incomes across OECD countries"
Place SH368

30.11. Heikki Ervasti, Takis Venetoklis ja Mia Hakovirta: "Subjective Wellbeing of Single Mothers"
HUOM! Poikkeuksellinen aika: 14.15-15.45.
Place SH368

7.12. Elina Kilpi-Jakonen: "Bilingualism and socioeconomic attainment among children of immigrants"
Place SH368

Note! The seminar program is subject to revision. Late changes will be broadcasted through the TCWR mailing list. For further information, please contact Esa Karonen

Spring 2017

27.1 Antti Tanskanen, Mirkka Danielsbacka: Ylisukupolviset suhteet Australiassa  Huom! klo 13.15-14.45

10.2 Peter Fallesen (Uni. Stockholm): Children’s Age At Time Of Divorce And Gender Differences In Parent’s Post-Divorce Earnings. Place: Pub 5

24.2. Sami Mustikkamaa: Lazy or activated? Class-based interplay of active labor market policies and opinions about the unemployed. Place: sh471

10.3. Samuel Piha: Exploring the 'unmentionables': What are the determinants of buying sex toys?  Place: sh471

31.3. Joonas Ollonqvist: Decomposition of Income Inequality: Analyses for Finland, 1993-2011. Place: sh399

7.4. Johanna  Kallio, Hanna Wass, Hannu Lahtinen: Political Orientation and Class among Professionals in Social and Diaconal Work in Finland. Place: sh399

21.4. Ilari  Ilmakunnas, Pasi Moisio: Social Assistance Trajectories Among Young Finnish Social Assistance Recipients – What Are The Determinants Of Welfare Dependency?

5.5. Leif Nordberg: Tulot, onnellisuus ja hyvinvointi

19.5. Aleksi Karhula: TBA

Fall 2016

9.9 Hannu Lehti, Jani Erola, Aleksi Karhula: Less Advantaged More Averse? - Heterogeneous Effects of Parental Unemployment and Children’s Educational Achievement

23.9. Teemu Vauhkonen: Urban unhappiness in Finland

7.10. Sanni Jalonen, Sanna Kailaheimo: Does the cause of parental death matter for children’s education

21.10. Outi Sarpila: Physical appearance as an asset – gender-specific norms

4.11. Patricia McMullin: The decomposition of social origin in early childhood development in Ireland

2.12. Esa Karonen: Sukupolvinen taloudellinen eriarvoisuus elinkaarinäkökulmasta


Spring 2016

29.2. Juhani Saari: Segregoituneet koulutusvalinnat tilastojen valossa - Esitys tasa-arvoindikaattoriksi koulutuspolkujen eriytymisen seurantaan koulutuksen nivelvaiheissa.

12.2. Kaksi esitystä: Ilkka Koiranen, Aki Koivula, Outi Sarpila: E(i)-kaupoilla - Miesten ja naisten väliset erot verkko-ostamisessa vuosina 2006-2014
Koivula Aki, Koiranen Ilkka & Pekka Räsänen: Digitaaliset kuilut ja verkkorahapelamiisen muutos 2006-2014

26.2. Sanna Kailaheimo: The Effect of Early Parental Death on Children's Tertiary education.

11.3. Taru Lindblom: Kulutusmenojen eriarvoisuudesta vuosina 1985-2012

24.3. Teemu Vauhkonen: Regional Accumulation of Social Disadvantages

8.4. Marika Jalovaara & Anette Fasang: Family Pathways, Gender and Mid-Life Earnings

22.4. Jan-Otto Anderson: Basic Income in the Nordic Context

6.5. Salla Sariola: TBA
 
Schedule for TCWR-seminars, Autumn 2015
18.9. Jan-Otto Anderson: Marknaden och manniskor

30.9. Vili Lehdonvirta: Uber, Upwork and Silk Road: Theorizing the Platform Economy
(Kokoushuone 149 pub 1.krs)
 
30.9. Anneli Miettinen & Marika Jalovaara: Labour market attachment and transition to parenthood among young adults in Finland: Are there educational differences? (Uno Harva - sali pub 4.krs)
 
16.10. Teemu Vauhkonen: Huono-osaisuuden  ylisukupolvinen periytyminen Suomessa
 
30.10. Aleksi Karhula & Hannu Lehti: Two biosociological presentations: Aleksi Karhula & Ohto Kanniainen: This is a man’s world? Changes in disposable income predict sex-ratio at birth (SRB) Hannu Lehti: Do gender role attitudes and women’s income explain human sexual moral? Testing a biosocial hypothesis of promiscuity.
 
13.11. Markus Jokela: TBA
 
27.11. Ismo Kantola: Comparing engineers in Germany and Finland
 
4.12. Pekka Räsänen, Aki Koivula  ja Arttu Saarinen: Political orientation. Canceled.
 
Fall 2015

23.1 Jani Erola, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Hannu Lehti, Irene Prix: For Better or for Worse, for Nephew or for Nieces? Resource Compensation from extended family Members to Children in the USA and Finland

6.2 Marika Jalovaara & Hill Kulu: An Immediate Itch? Union Duration and Union Dissolution

27.2 Leena Haanpää & Sanna Roos: Risk Factors of Perceived Poor State of Health among Finnish Children and Youth

13.3 Piia af Ursin: Explaining Cultural Participation in Childhood - an Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to German and Finnish Elementary School Children

20.3 NVivo workshop (Time: 12.15-16.00 and place: ATK408)
Registrations for the workshop by 7.Feb : arttu.saarinen@utu.fi

24.4 Leif Nordberg: Easterlin-paradoksi aikasarja-analyysin valossa

15.5 Matti Näsi & Pekka Räsänen: Online hate in Cross National Context

22.5 Shenghua Xie: The Impact of Public Services on the Political Trust of Migrant Workers of China
 
Fall 2014

19.9. Takis Venetoklis & Pekka Kettunen: Workplace bullying in the Finnish public sector: "Who? Me?"

26.9. Jan Otto Andersson: Piketty on the distribution and taxation of  
patrimony and capital inco
me

10.10. Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Aleksi Karhula ja Jani Erola: Inequalities in the
haven of equality? Entrance into tertiary education in Finland

17.10. Merita Jokela & Outi Sarpila: Does outsourcing domestic work reduce time spent on domestic tasks? Evidence from the Finnish Time Use Survey (place: sh368)

7.11. Jouko Kajanoja: The Virtuous Circle of the Welfare State Revised

21.11. Minna Ylikännö: Aktivoinnin paikalliset haasteet: Salo ja Turku työllisyydenhoidon case-tapauksina (place:PUB4)

5.12 Titiana Ertiö: Who participates in application contests? SCOT and ANT perspectives

19.12. Shenghua Xie: The Impact of Social Welfare Provision on Urban Integration and Political Trust of Rural-urban Migrant Workers in China (canceled)
 
Spring 2014

17.1. Ismo Kantola: Comparative research on engineers. Problems of cross-national comparison

28.2. Anita Haataja: Miten äitien työmarkkina-asema muuttui 2000-luvun vuosikymmenellä. Tutkimus vuosina 1999-2009 synnyttäneiden ensisynnyttäjien näkökulmasta.  
 
7.3. Markus Kainu: rOpenGov - R Ecosystem for Open Government Data and Computational Social Science
 
21.3. Jani Erola & Sanni Jalonen & Hannu Lehti:Fathers first, mothers more. The intergenerational influence of parental socioeconomic status during childhood and youth
 
4.4. Titiana Ertiö & Sampo Ruoppila: Social Requirements for Mobile Participation
 
25.4. Taru Lindblom: Ruokamaku ja eriarvoisuus
 
9.5. Leif Nordberg: Vielä suhteellisen tulon vaikutuksesta hyvinvointiin
 
23.5. Kallio, Kauppinen, Erola & Moisio: The Effects of Parents’ Disadvantage on the Secondary Education Attainment of their Children in Finland

Fall 2013

27.9. Johanna Kallio & Mikko Niemelä: A Matter of Institutions, Professions or Ideologies? Social Workers’, Diaconal Workers’ and Social Security Officials’ Perceptions of the Causes of Poverty in Finland

11.10. Susan Kuivalainen & Jani Erola: Upright citizens or lazy sleazies? Change in the public support for welfare recipients in Finland 1995-2010

25.10. Elina Kilpi-Jakonen Children of Immigrants Entering the Finnish Labour Market: Equal Opportunities or Persistent Barriers

8.11. Elizabeth Thomson: Childbearing across partnerships: welfare contexts and generations

22.11. Aleksi Karhula, Jani Erola & Hannu Lehti: The Effect of Parental Unemployment on Socio-economic Status. A Matching Approach

Wed 27.11. at 14-16 Wout Ultee: 50years of Dutch religious change and Dutch social stratification

Spring 2013
 
15.2. Susan Kuivalainen: Toimeentulotuki sosiaalisen osallisuuden edistäjänä?

1.3. Mervi Eerola: Statistical analysis of life history calendar data
 
15.3. Outi Sarpila: "Erotic capital" in a consumer society (place: PUB5)
 
5.4. Irene Prix: Historical-conceptual musings on the idea of meritocracy as a principle of social stratification

12.4. Juha Knuuti: Nouseeko palkka eläkeikään saakka? –Kohorttianalyysi ikäpalkkaprofiileista ja niiden muutoksista 53-65-vuotiailla
 
19.4. Laura Järvi: Eriarvoistaako ammatillinen turva? Kollektiivisesti neuvotellut etuudet sairausajan toimeentulon turvaajana Pohjoismaissa (place:
SH368)

26.4. Jorma Kalela: The Transforming Sources of Livelihood and Basic Income

3.5. Leif Nordberg: Tulo-odotusten vaikutuksesta hyvinvointiin
 
17.5. Mikko Niemelä: Finland: Growing inequality with contested consequences

Fall 2012

14.9. Takis Venetoklis: Kreikan julmat luvut
 
21.9. Jani Erola & Marika Jalovaara: The Replaceables. Inheritance of Paternal and Maternal Class in Non-Standard Families
 
 5.10. James Hawdon: School Shootings and Community Recovery: The Role of Solidarity
 
 19.10.Timo Hakala: Vanhuuseläke- ja sosiaaliturvan konvergenssi EU 15 maissa vuosina 1980 – 2007
 
 2.11. Timo Toivonen: Cohorts and reading on the basis of Finnish time use data 1979-1988-1999-2009
 
 16.11.  Hanna Kettunen & Hannu Ruonavaara: Regulation and Deregulation of Rental Housing in Europe
 
30.11. Titiana Ertiö: Participatory Apps in Urban Planning

Spring 2012

10.2. Jani Erola: Changing homogamy? A test using different socioeconomic measures and Finnish census data
 
 24.2. Susanna Sandström: Technology adaption and food security – Impact evaluation of a group-based aid project in Mozambique
 
 16.3. Marika Jalovaara: The socioeconomic resources of partners and the entry into parenthood
 
 23.3. Minna Ylikännö: Aikaköyhyys ja kiire
 
13.4. Aleksi Karhula: The effects of family background on housing choices
 
 27.4. Kristian Koerselman: Education and Risk
 
4.5.Saara Hämäläinen:  Terveyspalveluiden saatavuus ja palveluiden esteet Euroop
assa
 
In-WorkPoverty and Unemployment in Finland: Dual Labour Market or Reserve Workers?

Fall 2011
 
16.9. Anu-Hanna Anttila: Joutenolo ja ei-minkään tekeminen ajankäytön autoetnograf
ioissa
 
 30.9. Irene Prix: How homogeneous are the socioeconomic effects of education? Revisiting the meritocratic thesis in the light of reform and horizontal differentiations in Finnish education, 1985-2005
 
14.10. Merita Jokela: The new servant question: research on paid domestic work in the 21stcentury.
 
 4.11. Paul Jonker-Hoffrén: The declining representativeness of the Finnish Paper Workers' Union in the context of the industry's structural change.
 
18.11. Minna Rantalaiho ja Mia Hakovirta: Lapset ja eriarvoisuus
 
 9.12. Timo Kauppinen:Entry to owner-occupation among immigrant and native migrants to the Helsinki metropolitan area

Teaching

Past Workshops

Consumption workshop
Date: December 18-19.2015
Location: Turku Finland, Pub 4 and Computer room
Organizer: TCWR
Speakers: Juha Nurmela, Tarja Hatakka, Outi Sarpila, Mikko Niemelä

Writing research articles, Oct 15 - Nov 2, 2013

Teacher: Professor emerita Elizabeth Thomson (Stockholm University & University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The intensive course is aimed at doctoral candidates who are about to start writing an article that will be included in their doctoral thesis. The participants should already have read the relevant background literature (theory and research), developed a research design, and generated preliminary analyses of their research.
The course is available to all doctoral candidates of the Doctoral Programme of Social and Behavioural Sciences, but doctoral candidates of social sciences are preferred in case the amount of registrations exceeds the number of places in the course.
During the course, the participants will attend to group sessions, work on their paper independently, turn in drafts of their paper for reviewing, and meet to discuss the paper. The paper must be completed by the end of the course at the beginning of December.

Timetable of the group sessions:
1.    Tuesday 15 October at 12-16
2.    Tuesday 29 October at 12-15
3.    Thursday 7 November at 9-12
4.    Monday 11 November at 9-12
5.    Friday 22 November at 9-12.

Place: Seminar room 471 (Assistentinkatu 7, Publicum, 4th floor)

Registration to the course: by email (marja.andersson@utu.fi) by Monday 7 October. Please attach an abstract of your article to your email.

Paradigms and problem shifts in sociology, Nov 7 – Dec 10, 2013

Teacher: Professor Wout Ultee (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Sociological methodology has rules for testing hypotheses more severely, and for the formulation of theories rich in content. This entry presents rules for problem selection by surveying cases from sociology's past and present. Among theses rules are treating a seemingly small question as a subproblem of a larger one, expanding existing problem structures by adding new subquestions, revisiting a problem structure by new overarching question, picking out contradictions between theories and research findings and replacing false assumptions behind questions.

Students participating to this course will need to study an article for the first lecture. The article will be made available in Moodle. The course will also include weekly written assignments.

The course is intended for Master level students and doctoral candidates.

Lectures (20 h):
Thursdays weekly at 14.15-15.45, seminar room 499 (Publicum, Assistentinkatu 7, 4th floor); Tuesdays weekly at 10.15-11.45, seminar room 499 (Publicum, Assistentinkatu 7, 4th floor

Synopsis

Registration to the course: by email (marja.andersson@utu.fi)


Life course dynamics and the mechanisms of social inequality
Workshop & seminar
Keynote speakers:

    Prof. Karl Ulrich Mayer
    Prof. Elizabeth Thompson
    Prof. Wout Ultee

Date: August 29th – September 2nd, 2011
Location: Turku, Finland
 
Multilevel analyses
Date: 15th December 2005
Time: 9.15 – 16.00
Location: University of Turku, Publicum, 3rd floor, lecture hall PUB 5 / computer room
Organizer: Department of Social Policy
Language: Finnish

Workshop on Poverty and Income Distribution
Date: 17th September 2004
Location: Viking Line (Turku- Mariehamn – Turku)
Language: English
 
Using the Data of European Community Household Panel (ECHP)
Date: 11th – 12th August 2003
Lecturer: Juho Härkönen (Department of Social Policy, University of Turku)
Location: University of Turku, Faculty of Social Sciences, 4th floor, computer room
Language: Finnish
 
Workshop on Social Capital
Date: 7th March 2003
Location: Viking Line (Turku – Mariehamn – Turku)
Language:
Finnish

Introduction to the event-history analysis
Date: 17th – 19th April 2002
Lecturer: Leif Nordberg (Department of Economics and Statistics, Åbo Akademi University)
Location: University of Turku, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hämeenkatu 6, 5th floor, Computer room
Language: Finnish
 
Linear, loglinear ja logistic models
Date: 13th March and 17th April 2002
Lecturer: Matti Grönroos (Department of Statistics, University of Turku)
Location: University of Turku, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hämeenkatu 6, 5th floor, Computer room
Language: Finnish
 
LIS workshop in Turku

Date: 24th - 27th October 2001
Location: University of Turku, Department of Social Policy, Hämeenkatu 6
Language: English
 
Workshop on building indicators and on problems with comparative quantitative data

Date: 17th January 2001
Lecturer:
Theo Papadopoulos (University of Bristol, UK)
Location: University of Turku, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hämeenkatu 6, 5th floor, seminar room
Language: English

Workshop on the use of internet for comparative social policy – Presenting the virtual social policy library
Date: 16th January 2001
Lecturer: Theo Papadopoulos (University of Bristol, UK)
Language: English
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The requirements for applying the fellowships

TCWR Fellows and Junior Fellows are researchers associated with Turku Center for Welfare Research. The requirements for applying the fellowships are:

  • an affiliation in one of the TCWR units  (such as invited guest speakers, employed or visiting professors and researchers, adjunct professors, PhD supervisors; PhD students for Junior Fellowhips)
  • at least one presentation in TCWR seminars
  • a CV to be submitted to the TCWR web page (in English)

The applications with CVs should be addressed to the directing board. All TCWR data users are required to apply a fellowship.

Contact

Secretary Esa Karonen

Postal address
Turku Center for Welfare Research
Sosiaalitieteiden laitos
FI-20014 University of Turku

Visiting address
Turku Center for Welfare Research
Assistentinkatu 7, Publicum 3. kerros
20500 TURUN YLIOPISTO