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SOSKV1 Nordic Welfare Systems: Past, present, and future 5 ECTS
Implementation is also a part of open university teaching
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
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Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
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Degree Programme in Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences

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.


Katri-Maria Järvinen, Teacher responsible
Annariina Koivu, Teacher


6-Mar-2018 – 19-Apr-2018
Lectures 20 hours
Tue 6-Mar-2018 at 9-11, Pinni B1096
Tue 13-Mar-2018 at 9-11, Pinni B1096
Tue 20-Mar-2018 at 9-11, Pinni B1096
Thu 22-Mar-2018 at 14-16, Pinni B1096
Tue 27-Mar-2018 at 9-11, Pinni B1096
Thu 5-Apr-2018 at 8-10, Pinni B1096
Tue 10-Apr-2018 at 9-11, Pinni B1096
Thu 12-Apr-2018 at 9-11, Pinni B1096
Tue 17-Apr-2018 at 9-11, Pinni B1096
Thu 19-Apr-2018 at 8-10, Pinni B1096
Seminar 6 hours
Seminars in Kauppi
Wed 4-Apr-2018 at 12-14, Arvo F206
Mon 9-Apr-2018 at 12-14, Arvo A208
Thu 12-Apr-2018 at 12-14, Arvo F206


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

The preliminary topics of lectures are listed below. The lectures will be held at following times:

6.3. at 9-11 Introduction & practicalities  (Katri-Maria Järvinen)
13.3. at 9-11 The Nordic Healthcare System(Katri Sieberg)

20.3. at 9-11 Care Policies for Older People in Transition: the Case of Finland (Anneli Anttonen)

22.3. at 14-16 Basic Income and Nordic Welfare State (Johanna Perkiö)

27.3. at 9-11 Gender in/equality in Nordic working life: welfare state paradox revisited (Armi Mustosmäki)

5.4. at 8-10 Universalism (Antti Halmetoja)

10.4 at 9-11 Childcare policies (Katja Repo)

12.4 at 9-11 The Nordic Model of Industrial Relations (Markku Sippola)

17.4 at 9-11 Income inequality and poverty (Elina Tuominen)

to 19.4. at 8-10 Conclusion & essay instructions (Katri-Maria Järvinen)