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COSOPON3 Nordic Model: Nordic Welfare Societies 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
Social Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

The course describes the main features that are attached to Nordic welfare societies. Special emphasis is on the Finnish welfare society but references to other countries are made. This way the position of the Finnish welfare society in relation to other European countries is made explicit. After the course students will be able:
- to recognise different welfare regimes
- to understand the main features of the Nordic welfare regime
- to point some of the main differences between Nordic welfare societies

General description

The course will include the following lecture themes (not necessarily in this order):
- The Nordic Healthcare System

- Care Policies for Older People in Transition: the Case of Finland

- Basic Income and Nordic Welfare State

- Gender in/equality in Nordic working life: welfare state paradox revisited

- Welfare state and universal social policy

Politics of childcare and early childhood education: Nordic perspective
- The Nordic Model of Industrial Relations
- Income inequality and poverty

Enrolment for University Studies

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Katri-Maria Järvinen, Teacher responsible


18-Sep-2018 – 14-Dec-2018
Independent work


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

COSOPO students: introductory lecture during Intensive Period in Vilnius in September (17.-28.9.2018), afterwards the course continues on-line.

Other UTA students (max 20 students): introductory lecture in Tampere on Tuesday 18 September at 10-12 in Linna 4013, afterwards course continues on-line.