Family Formation in Flux – Causes, Consequences, and Possible Futures (FLUX)
The multidisciplinary FLUX consortium seeks evidence-based solutions for influencing and adapting to changes in fertility dynamics that accelerate population ageing. The overarching goal is to improve the social and economic sustainability of Finnish society.
The consortium investigates changes in fertility and family formation and provides answers regarding:
- the causes of these changes,
- their consequences,
- the connection between family dynamics and social and gender inequalities, as well as challenges in psychosocial and economic well-being, and
- how national and local social and family policies can be developed to address new societal challenges.
The consortium brings together leading researchers in population studies and other fields (sociology, psychology, economics, social policy, epidemiology, and data science) who are crucial in understanding the causes and consequences of fertility changes. The research utilizes excellent registry and survey data, as well as qualitative data.
- Demographic, social and economic drivers of changing fertility and family dynamics
- Psychosocial factors driving fertility and family dynamics
- Consequences of changes in childbearing patterns for maternal and child health
- Changing fertility dynamics and the well-being of individuals and populations
- Forecast-based solutions for a sustainable welfare society
- Childbirth, care and employment
- Social and family policies for a sustainable welfare society
- University of Turku
- University of Helsinki
- Åbo Akademi
- Finnish Unstitute for Health and Welfare
- Finnish Centre for Pensions
You can find us on Twitter @FLUX_Consortium!
- Professor E.J. Nyström’s prize is awarded to academy professor Katariina Salmela-Aroby Milla Ikonen on 2.5.2023 at 09:14
Salmela-Aro’s research work on children’s and young people’s learning and well-being has been very successful and significant and continuously yielded... The post Professor E.J. Nyström’s prize is awarded to academy professor Katariina Salmela-Aro appeared first on Flux Consortium.
- Demographic changes challenge the sustainability of our society – key points gatheredby Milla Ikonen on 10.3.2023 at 08:41
The Strategic Research DEMOGRAPHY-programme briefing package gathers key facts and issues on demographic change that should be taken into consideration... The post Demographic changes challenge the sustainability of our society – key points gathered appeared first on Flux Consortium.
- Nordic Fertility Research Workshop gathered fertility researchers to Saltsjöbaden in Swedenby Mari Leino on 6.9.2022 at 12:22
The workshop included researchers from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Estonia to discuss the latest results in fertility research... The post Nordic Fertility Research Workshop gathered fertility researchers to Saltsjöbaden in Sweden appeared first on Flux Consortium.
- Event: Low fertility Finland – psychosocial factorsby Milla Ikonen on 24.8.2022 at 12:58
FLUX organises a discussion event Low fertility Finland – psychosocial factors. The event takes place on 5 October 2022 at... The post Event: Low fertility Finland – psychosocial factors appeared first on Flux Consortium.
- Event: DEMOGRAPHY Kick-off – Effective Solutions to Demographic Changeby Milla Ikonen on 23.6.2022 at 10:56
Time: Monday 15.8.2022 from 13–16 Place: Musiikkitalo, Paavo-sali (Mannerheimintie 13 a, Helsinki) on online Join us in finding effective, evidence-based... The post Event: DEMOGRAPHY Kick-off – Effective Solutions to Demographic Change appeared first on Flux Consortium.