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SOSP2953 Family policy, literature 3 ECTS
Organised by
Social Policy
Person in charge
Mia Hakovirta

Learning outcomes

After taking this course students know what is family policy. Students are expected to recognize different family policy models and understand how family policy affects families with children.


This course is designed to provide an examination of family policy. Students will identify and critically analyze major issues, controversies, and policies that affect families. Course looks at the different components of family policy from comparative perspective.

Modes of study

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

The exam is taken via the Electronic Exam service:


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Gösta Esping-Andersen (2009) The Incomplete Revolution. Adapting to Women's roles. Polity Press.

Sweet, S. (ed.) (2011) Community work and Family Special Issue: Anticipated and unanticipated consequences of work-family policy: Insights from international comparative analyses. Available at

Read the introduction and all the eight articles.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Social Research
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Social Research
Social Research
Finnish Study Modules
Department of Social Research
Social Policy
Social Work
Economic Sociology