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SOSKV1 Nordic Welfare Societies in Transition 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Social Sciences
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2012 – 2015

Learning outcomes

The module describes the main features attached to Nordic welfare societies with emphasis on the Finnish experiences and developments. The module helps students to make a distinction between different type of welfare regimes, to better understand the distinctiveness of the Nordic welfare model and differences between Nordic countries.


The course offers an introduction to the Nordic welfare model and its transition. It will provide some basic knowledge of the Nordic welfare society in general and the Finnish one in particular. Based on comparative research approaches, the course aims to determine the position of the Finnish welfare society among the other European countries by paying attention on work and labour, social security, gender and equality, family and care policies, child protection, economy of the welfare state and immigration.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Participation in classroom work, essay, literature.


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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