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 2022–


Elina Kilpi-Jakonen
Assistant Professor
University of Turku
Department of Social Research (Sociology)


Eva Österbacka
Åbo Akademi University
School of Business and Economics

Heikki Ervasti
University of Turku
Department of Social Research (Social Policy)

Johanna Kallio
University of Turku
Department of Social Research (Social Work)
Kim Holmberg
Senior Rsearcher
University of Turku
Department of Social Research (Economic Sociology)
Mikael Nygård
Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa
Department of Social Sciences (Social Policy)


Janne Salminen
Doctoral Candidate
University of Turku
Department of Social Research (Sociology)

Working paper series

The series has been discontinued (21st June 2021).


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.

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.

Spring 2023

TCWR seminar 2.6

-Kirsti Sippel (UTU): Survey for incel men: Preliminary results and finding.


TCWR seminar 21.4

-Anna Grahn (UTU): Reference budget


Time Use Seminar 31.3

-Juha Haaramo ja Riitta Hanifi (Statistics Finland): Introduction to the new Finnish time use data

-Oriel Sullivan (University College London): The versatility of time use diary data

-Pablo Gracia (Trinity College Dublin): Child and Adolescent Time Use


TCWR seminar 3.3

-Zhuzhuna Gviniashvili (ÅA): The Social Aspect of Reading. The role of recreational reading in the lives of deaf students. 

-Julia Kokki (UTU): Onni on turvallinen koulu hanke

Autumn 2022

TCWR seminar 23.9

-Jan-Otto Andersson (ÅA): Why is Finland the Happiest Country in the World? https://inroadsjournal.ca/why-is-finland-the-happiest-country-in-the-world/

-María Del Mar Cañizares Espadafor (EUI): Can State-Building Decisions Equalize the Playing Field in the Aftermath of Civil War? Evidence from Perú (with Guillermo Kreiman, Universidad Carlos III-Madrid)


TCWR seminar 14.10

-Johannes Kananen (UTU): Työn ja pääoman funktioiden muuntaminen luovuuden sosiaalipolitiikan avulla/ Transforming the Functions of Work and Capital through Creative Social Policy.

-Amanda Tuomola (UTU): The forms of discretion: a case study of Finnish last-resort safety net.


TCWR seminar 25.11

-Hamisi A. Kigwangalla: Setting Priorities in Health: A Study of the Fairness and Legitimacy of the Budgetary Process in the Tanzanian Health System.

-Markus Laaninen: Prevalence of loneliness in Finland in 2016 and 2020

-Esa Karonen: Testing Great leveler hypothesis on economic inequality during Egyptian crisis.


Spring 2022

Turku Center for Welfare Research 25th anniversary seminar

Panel discussion:

The climate is changing – is society ready?

Friday 1 April 2022 at 14:00 in Pub 2

The event was chaired by Professor Maria Vaalavuo, Sociology, UTU

Opening of the event and presentation of TCWR:

Assistant professor Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, INVEST flagship, UTU


Doctoral student Jukka Sivonen, Economic Sociology, UTU: Citizens' climate attitudes

Professor Nina Tynkkynen, Social Sciences, ÅA: Social boundary conditions for combating and adapting to climate change

The panel discussion included:

PhD candidate Sami Mustikkamaa, Social Policy, UTU

Docent, University researcher Juulia Räikkönen, biodiversity unit, UTU

Professor Paula Salo, Psychology, UTU


TCWR seminar 4.3

-Laura Heiskala, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Outi Sirniö & Jani Erola: Cyclic educational transitions and social inequality: Re-applications after educational rejections

-Mikkel Thelle: Mobility and (In)Stability across Growing Copenhagen, 1890–1920.


TCWR seminar 29.4

-Liselott Sundbäck, ÅA: Forced migration, institutional encounters and trust/distrust in the local welfare state

-Hannu Lehti & Markus Laaninen, UTU: Gender achievement gap in literacy and mathematics - comparing school grades and PISA scores


Autumn 2021

TCWR Seminar 1.10.

  • Lucia Ruggera: Research on educational and social class inequalities in Europe

TCWR Seminar 5.11.

  • Elina Kilpi-Jakonen & Hye Won Kwon: The mental health benefits of speaking the origin-country language within immigrant families: the moderating role of family relations across four European countries
  • Janne Salminen & Hannu Lehti: The effect of parental status and child's sex on educational outcomes, testing Trivers-Willard hypothesis

TCWR Seminar 17.12.

  • Laura Salonen: Birthweight and NEET in young adulthood: parental education as an effect modifier?
  • Sanna Kailaheimo-Lönnqvist, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Henrik Larsson, Paul Lichtenstein & Antti Latvala: Parental criminality and children's educational attainment: A population-based extended family study

Spring 2021 

TCWR Webinar 5.3.

  • Helena Hautala: Family background and classroom belonging among students in upper comprehensive and secondary education in Finland
  • Niko Eskelinen and Antti Kouvo: Trust in the margins of Finnish society

TCWR Webinar 7.5.

  • Irene Prix, Outi Sirniö ja Juhani Saari: Better close to home? Geographical and socioeconomic constraints on gendered educational transitions at the upper secondary level in Finland
  • Esa Karonen, Hannu Lehti, Jani Erola, Susan Kuivalainen & Pasi Moisio: Income distribution and income trajectories of Finnish cohorts born 1920-1983 during the welfare state expansion and retrenchment 1970-2018

Fall 2020

TCWR Webinar 2.10.

  • Minna Tuominen & Jenni Tikkanen: At the origins of social capital: the effect of parents, school and socio-economic status
  • Iman K. Heinonen: Musliminaisten onnellisuus

TCWR Webinar 13.11.

  • Antti Kähäri: Sosioekonomisten erojen muutos sokerituotteiden ja virvoitusjuomien kulutuksessa
  • Hannu Lehti & Markus Laaninen: Perhetaustan yhteys koulumenestykseen Suomessa PISA- ja rekisteriaineistojen valossa

TCWR Webinar 11.12.

  • Kathrin Morosow: Are single mothers disproportionately disadvantaged by long family leave?
  • Heta Pöyliö: Are you becoming more like your parents? Testing counter-mobility and relative risk aversion on career movements

Spring 2020

TCWR Summer Webinar I 4.6.2020

  • Elina Sutela: What cities do, why and how? Local housing affordability policies in a Nordic country
  • Sami Mustikkamaa: Welfare states, poverty and climate policy support. The case of carbon taxes and other policy instruments in Europe.

TCWR Summer Webinar II 11.6.2020

  • Helena Hautala: Vanhempien sosioekonomisen aseman yhteys nuoren osallisuuden kokemuksen. Osallisuus perheessä suojaavana tekijänä.
  • Aleksi Karhula: Internal Migration and Residential Segregation in Finland
  • Lotta Lintunen: School choice and educational achievement of disadvantaged youth in Finland
  • Minna Tuominen: Youngsters’ social capital and wellbeing
  • Marika Jalovaara: Parity disparity. Educational differences in Nordic fertility across parities and number of reproductive partners.


21.2. Pietari Kujala: Worry, fear, and constrained behaviour: A geospatial analysis of perceived unsafety in Finland


Fall 2019

20.9. Hannu Lahtinen: Socioeconomic differences in electoral participation: Evidence from the Finnish administrative registers

4.10. Lotta Lintunen: Ylisukupolviselta huono-osaisuudelta suojaavat yksilölliset ja institutionaaliset tekijät

18.10. Kristian Koerselman: Why Finnish polytechnics reject top applicants?

1.11. Hye Won Kwon: Does Grit Matter to Sociology?: An Exploration of the Relationship between Socioeconomic Status, Personal Sense of Control and Grit

15.11. Pietari Kujala: Avoidance and defensive behavior in Finnish regions

29.11. Niko Eskelinen: Socio-economic disadvantages, critical life-course events and secondary education in Finland

13.12. Esa Karonen & Hannu Lehti: Does facial symmetry predict voting behavior?


Spring 2019

1.2. Jan Otto Andersson: Three forms and different measures of ecologically unequal exchange

15.2.  Teemu Vauhkonen: NEET-nuorille suunnattujen palveluiden vaikuttavuus

1.3.  Minna Tuominen: Young people´s social capital and wellbeing. A structural equation model of the predictors

15.3. Sanni Kotimäki: Educational differences in depressive and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy: exploring the social mechanisms

12.4. Esa Karonen:Between Structure and Policy: Effects of Demography and Policy on Income Distribution in Finland 1990–2016

26.4. Antti Kähäri: Inequality in fruit and vegetable intake in 20 European countries: exploring the role of socioeconomic context

10.5.  Kathrin Komp: Using life-course effects in forecasting: A new take on an established approach

17.5.  Lauri Mäkinen & Laura Järvi: Can in-work poverty be reduced by investing in occupational welfare? Multi-level approach on in-work poverty in Europe


Fall 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.11. Heikki Ervasti, Takis Venetoklis ja Mia Hakovirta: "Subjective Wellbeing of Single Mothers"

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


Spring 2017

27.1 Antti Tanskanen, Mirkka Danielsbacka: Ylisukupolviset suhteet Australiassa 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall 2015
18.9. Jan-Otto Anderson: Marknaden och manniskor

30.9. Vili Lehdonvirta: Uber, Upwork and Silk Road: Theorizing the Platform Economy
30.9. Anneli Miettinen & Marika Jalovaara: Labour market attachment and transition to parenthood among young adults in Finland: Are there educational differences?
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 

Spring 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

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 income

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 

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

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

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

27.11. 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
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

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 Euroopassa
In-Work Poverty and Unemployment in Finland: Dual Labour Market or Reserve Workers?


Fall 2011
16.9. Anu-Hanna Anttila: Joutenolo ja ei-minkään tekeminen ajankäytön autoetnografioissa
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


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

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)

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
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

>> TOPSOS - Social insurance expert training programme (in Finnish)

The requirements for applying the fellowships

TCWR 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)
  • at least one presentation in TCWR seminars
  • research profile allowed to be included at TCWR web page

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


Secretary Amanda Tuomola

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