Just Society

Two people standing on different sides of a line

The RDI Programme on Just Society studies the causes and consequences of inequality, the ways in which the welfare state can reduce inequality, as well as its consequences.

Increased inequality endangers the sustainable development of the welfare society and undermines the health and well-being of the population. Reducing inequality requires research knowledge to support policy makers and experts in decision-making.

The RDI programme forms the basis and supports THL's considerable expertise in issues of inequality, social equity and the development of welfare state. The examined forms of inequality include health and social inequality, as well as social equity.

Examples of projects in the RDI programme

INVEST – Inequalities, Interventions, and New Welfare State

The Flagship Project of the Academy of Finland aims to provide a new model for the welfare state that is more equal, better targeted at problem groups, more anticipatory and economically and socially sustainable.

Project to co-ordinate the promotion of social inclusion (Sokra)

The project collates, summarises and disseminates information on social inclusion, and supports measures to promote and improve inclusion across Finland.

Survey on well-being among foreign born population (FinMONIK) 

The study collects information on, e.g., the well-being and health, working ability and functional capacity of the foreign population as well as possible barriers to finding work and experiences of discrimination.

Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies (ATHLOS) 

The EU-funded project aims to achieve a better understanding of ageing by identifying patterns of healthy ageing trajectories, and propose timely clinical and public health interventions to optimise healthy ageing.

List of research and development projects at THL 

Contact information

Tuukka Tammi

Tuukka Tammi
Research Programme Director | Expertise
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
tel. +358 29 524 8717
[email protected]