Suvi Holmberg (translation by Niko Randell)

Cancer affects everyday life entirely and drips over it

Statistics cannot describe those feelings of relief, deepened relationships, or the increased boldness to say our thoughts out loud that a serious condition can bring to our everyday lives. To better understand life with cancer, we will also need information […]

Riittakerttu Kaltiala (translation by Niko Randell)

Why do more and more adolescents need psychiatric treatment?

All kinds of problem behaviors, such as criminal behavior, school bullying, and substance abuse, have constantly decreased during the 2000s. So why do more and more people need treatment? Mental disorders during the developmental phase of adolescence The developmental phase […]

Lauri Lahikainen (Translation by Niko Randell)

Pandemic and individual responsibility

During this epidemic, we have new responsibilities, and someday in the future our actions can be evaluated based on how we survived this epidemic. It is commonly believed that we can only be responsible for the things that we can […]

Rebecca Boden

Coronavirus shows university funding models need resilience

Whilst the higher education model in Finland is still differs somewhat from the global trends, it is moving fast in the same direction. Hence, the fault lines exposed abroad yield valuable lessons for Finland and should, I argue, cause some […]

Rebecca Boden & Nelli Piattoeva

Escaping (from) numbers in education?

To be used effectively to govern social life, numbers require a public that is readily socialized to accept the authority of numbered knowledge. But if these publics possess high levels of numeracy, they become capable of undermining the authority of […]

Zahra Edalati and Majid Imani

The Everyday Life of Iranian people From Sanction to Corona to Sanction

Limitations in health facilities, medicines and economic life of Iranians which become more tangible in time of corona pandemic is not a starting point of humanitarian issues against Iranian people; it is the point when it becomes visible to the […]

Eija Paavilainen (Translation by Heli Luosujärvi)

Can child maltreatment be prevented with parents’ self-evaluation?

We must be able to talk about child maltreatment and the worries, progressions and risks possibly leading to it, without scaring the parents. They need honest and realistic information and its application in their everyday lives. Child maltreatment is surprisingly […]

Tiina Heikkilä (translation by Salli Hakola)

On the book The Top Earners

Politically, they represent a clearly American economic thinking where everyone is a master of their own destiny in a state that is bureaucratic and passivating. If they were to decide, Finland would be made into America where both taxes and […]

Arseniy Svynarenko and Mikko Perkiö

Taxi platforms respond to COVID-19 

SARS-COVID-19 has significantly slowed  down economies and stalled life in many cities across the globe. This hits very badly millions of taxi-drivers, among them Uber and other platform drivers whose social rights and security are least protected. The platforms react […]

Salla Atkins and Meri Koivusalo

Covid-19 – a challenge not only to health systems, but to expertise and politics

Epidemics in general are costly reminders of importance in investing in public health and preparedness. Yet in many countries spending on public health remains diminishing fraction of what is spent on health. Teaching and research on public health have slowly […]