INVEST BLOG – INVEST-lippulaivahankkeen blogi

This is a blog published by the INVEST Research 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.

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

Editorial Board: Sanna Herkama, Laura Salonen, Jarna Lindroos, Hanna-Maria Matinolli and Saija Järvimäki

Inquiries related to the INVEST Research 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.

Tämä on monitieteisen INVEST tutkimuksen lippulaivan blogi. Blogissa kirjoittavat sosiologian, psykologian, sosiaalipolitiikan ja lastenpsykiatrian tutkijat ja muut em. tieteenalojen osaajat.

Blogissa julkaistaan kirjoituksia sekä suomeksi että englanniksi.

Blogia toimittaa: Mariikka Whiteman (mariikka.whiteman(at)

Blogitoimikunta: Sanna Herkama, Laura Salonen, Jarna Lindroos, Hanna-Maria Matinolli ja Saija Järvimäki

Kyselyt koskien INVEST tutkimuksen lippulaivaa voi lähettää osoitteeseen invest(at) Edellä mainittuun osoitteeseen voi myös lähettää blogia koskevat kyselyt tai huomiot.

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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