INVEST BLOG – INVEST-lippulaivahankkeen blogi


This is a blog published by the INVEST Flagship. INVEST includes researchers and experts from sociology, psychology, social policy, and child psychiatry. Stay tuned for posts about new research and writings from leading experts.

The blog includes posts in Finnish and in English.

Blogissa julkaistaan kirjoituksia sekä suomeksi että englanniksi.

Editor of the blog | Blogia toimittaa: Mariikka Whiteman (mariikka.whiteman(at)

Inquiries related to the INVEST flagship should be sent to invest(at) Also, remarks and questions related to the discussion on this blog site should be sent to this address. invest(at) is administered by the research coordinator and the impact coordinator of the INVEST flagship.

INVEST Flagship

INVEST aims at providing a new model for the welfare states that is more equal, better targeted to problem groups, more anticipatory as well as economically and socially sustainable.

Based on cutting-edge research on the conditions and mechanisms involved at different periods of development, INVEST will evaluate and develop various universal and targeted interventions to improve the efficiency of the current welfare state institutions at critical points of the early life course.

The research partners in the INVEST are University of Turku and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

Flagship Project is funded by the Finnish Academy.

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