Policy Briefs

FLUX publishes short Policy Brief articles, which summarise research results in a compact and concrete format. Policy Brief articles are intended to support decision-making in the society by providing information for the decision makers.

Juho Härkönen, Marika Jalovaara & Anneli Miettinen: Employment of single mothers and fathers has remained lower than that of partnered parents | PDF

Tapio Räsänen & Eva Österbacka: Reforming childcare support can improve equality, both between men and women and between different socioeconomic groups | PDF

Jessica Nisén: Becoming a parent at an older age has different effects for the early careers of women and men | PDF

The Strategic Research DEMOGRAPHY programme: The demographic change challenges the sustainability of the Finnish society (PDF, double page | PDF, page)

Anni Erlandsson: Employers discriminate against foreign-named job applicants in Sweden – no signs of discrimination based on gender or parenthood in general | PDF

Julia Hellstrand, Jessica Nisén & Mikko Myrskylä: Finnish women not only have children later in their lives, but now also fewer | PDF

Marika Jalovaara & Anneli Miettinen: The highly educated often have two children — childlessness and high numbers of children more commonly seen among low- and medium-educated persons | PDF