Open to the public – INVEST #NewWelfareState Seminar

02.11.2020 12:00 - 03.11.2020 17:00

Via Zoom


We have opened some parts of the 3rd INVEST Scientific Seminar to everyone to follow. If you are interested in wellbeing and welfare research, welcome to our seminar!

Register by 1st November at the latest: Registration. Zoom links to the seminar will be send by email to the registered participants before the seminar opening.

The seminar programme is broader for the members of the INVEST community and includes e.g. impact workshop and feedback sessions. If you are an INVEST affiliated researcher or PhD student, there is no need to register to the seminar.


Finnish time GMT/UTC +2

Monday 2nd November

12:30 – 12:45   Seminar Opening by the INVEST Flagship Research Leaders 

12:45 – 13:00   Sarah Malamut: Examining the Potential Mental Health Costs of Defending Victims of Bullying: A Longitudinal Analysis

13:00 – 13:15  Jussi Tervola: Smaller net or just fewer to catch? Disentangling the causes for varying extents of minimum income schemes

13:15 – 13:30  Outi Sarpila: Physical appearance and economic inequality: a survey method approach

13:30 – 13:45  Break

13:45 – 14:00  Claire Garandeau: VICARIOUS: Reducing bullying by increasing empathy

14:00 – 14:15  Katri Aaltonen: Retrenchment policies and financial burden of medicines. Results from population surveys in 2015 and 2017

14:15 – 14.30  Marjo Kurki: Telephone-assisted parent training in specialized child and family services during COVID-19

14:30 – 14:45  Hannu Lehti: Family background and learning outcomes in Finland according to PISA- and register data


Tuesday 3rd November

13:00 – 13:15  Maria Vaalavuo: Neighbourhood Effects on Psychiatric Disorders in Adolescence: Moderating Impact of Family Background

13:15 – 13:30  Katja Toivonen and Kati Grandlund: Developing Digital Training Program for Day Care Personnel

13:30 – 13:45  Hye Won Kwon: Are Gritty People Happier than Others? Evidence from the United States and South Korea

13:45 – 14:00  Break

14:00 – 14:15  Hanna-Maria Matinolli: Population based screening in RCT to examine the effectiveness of iCBT for antenatal depression

14:15 – 14:30  Satu Helske: Predicting early work participation patterns: Contribution of the timing of labour market entry and social and health-related predictors

14:30 – 15:00  Marika Jalovaara: Parity disparity: Educational differences in Nordic fertility across parities and number of reproductive partners


Contact information: Project Manager Erika Lilja, Research Coordinator Mari Leino, University of Turku,