The area Social policy and social change includes research on the aims of social policy, legislation, authorities and organisations and how they affect the welfare system. Living standards and income distribution are central areas, as well as studies of the significance of childhood conditions for life chances at the population level. The impact of social security systems for individuals’ and social groups’ conditions and development is also included.
The panel evaluates proposals of population based studies and migration as well as studies of how the welfare system, policy and social changes influences various social groups. The area also contains studies of inequalities of health from factors such as gender, socioeconomic status, age and ethnicity.
- Social policy and social insurance, welfare policy, welfare systems
- Living standards and income distribution
- Population based studies and migration
- Inequalities of health (socioeconomic status, gender, age, ethnicity etc)
Members of the scientific panel
Department of Social Work, Umeå University
Institute for Sustainable Urban Development, Malmö University
The Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University
Social Policy and Social Work, University of Turku
The Swedish Social Insurance Inspectorate
Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo
Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark