Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
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FNSC1012 Nordic Welfare State from a Comparative View, Literature Exam 3 ECTS
Organised by
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture
Person in charge
Merita Jokela (e-mail: mmjoke[at]utu.fi)

Learning outcomes

The course provides students with basic knowledge of the Nordic welfare state model and comparative social policy research. During the course students will learn about different policy areas, e.g. income distribution and family policy. Special attention is given to comparative social policy and understanding of the factors influencing different policy areas, as well as outcomes of different policies.


Students write a literature exam on a general exam day (15 November, 22 November or 13 December). Registration to the exam one week in advance by email (mmjoke[at]utu.fi).

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
General written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

  • Castles: Comparative public policy
  • Kangas & Palme (eds.): Social policy and economic development in the Nordic countries, pages 1-87, 118-209 and 265-298
  • Kvist, Fritzell, Hvinden & Kangas (eds.): Changing Social Equality (NB: the book has been changed into another on 12 September 2013

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences
Finnish-Nordic Society and Culture