This area covers research on social policy, social change and people’s living conditions.

The area includes research on the aims of social policy, legislation, authorities and organisations and the impact of social security systems on people’s conditions and development. Also relevant is research on inequalities in living conditions (including income and health), societal changes and their consequences as well as studies of the importance of family and childhood conditions for life chances at the population level.

The panel is also responsible for population and migration studies.

Members of the review panel

  • Chairperson

  • Mattias Strandh

    Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Sweden

  • Members

  • Gabriella Bremberg

    The Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Sweden

  • Clary Krekula

    Department of social and psychological studies, Karlstads University, Sweden

  • Per Mouritsen

    Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Astri Muren

    Department of Economics, Stockholm University, Sweden

  • Mikael Nygård

    Åbo Akademi University, Finland

  • Graham Owen

    Trosa Municipality, Sweden

  • Klaus Petersen

    Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

  • Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta

    Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden