Professor of environmental policy
Environmental Policy Research Group (EPRG)
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Social and Public Policy is an applied social science that explores the structure and functioning of welfare states from the perspective of social risks, such as unemployment, illness, disability, the birth of children or old age. Social and public policy delves into issues of welfare distribution and social inequality. Research in social and public policy focuses on poverty, sustainable welfare, unemployment and obstacles to employment, health differences, ageing, and social scientific disability studies.