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Lapsuuden psykiatrisilla ja käytöshäiriödiagnooseilla on yhteys nuorten aikuisten maksuhäiriömerkintöihin

Aapo Hiilamo, Markus Keski-Säntti, Sami Pirkola, Tea Lallukka, Antti Kääriälä


Tutkimus selvitti miten lapsuuden psykiatriset ja käytöshäiriödiagnoosit yhdistyvät maksuhäiriömerkintöihin nuorilla aikuisilla ja miten yhteys vaihtelee vanhempien sosioekonomisen aseman mukaan. Maksuhäiriömerkinnät ovat huolestuttavan yleisiä haavoittuvissa ryhmissä. Nuorisopsykiatrian tueksi tarvitaan taloudellisia ongelmia ehkäiseviä toimia.

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BIBU Talks June 14

Is Unbiased Democracy a Bubble? Dilemmas in Democratic Designing


Thursday June 14 5–7 PM
Tiedekulma, Fönsteri-space (Yliopistonkatu 4)

“Stuck between a rock and a hard place” often describes realities of democratic practices. In an inclusive democracy, political participation should be accessible to all citizens. Yet, numerous studies show persistent inequalities in participation in terms of gender, age, ethnicity, health, education, and income.

Many countries have tried to tackle these biases and increase voter turnout using various methods such as postal voting, absentee voting, assisted voting, and proxy ballots or making voting compulsory. However, these efforts easily end up mobilizing those groups that were more active to begin with.

The BIBU Talk on June 14 at 5–7 PM in Tiedekulma, Fönsteri-space (Yliopistonkatu 4) addresses the biases in political participation and dilemmas in democratic designing. Professor Catherine Bolzendahl (University of California, Irvine), Assistant Professor Ruth Dassonneville (Université de Montréal) and Dr. Peter Miller (University of California, Irvine) will discuss how to make democracy work asking:

  •  How to promote equal democracy without simultaneously making unintended biases in participation?
  •  Is equal democracy an ideal that seldom can be achieved in practice?
  •  If some level of inequality is an unavoidable condition in democracy, how political system can still claim to be legitimate?

Please, register here and check out the Facebook-event here.

BIBU Talk is chaired by Academy Research Fellow Hanna Wass (University of Helsinki) who is directing a work package ”Mapping biases and bubbles in citizens’ participation” in the BIBU project.

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Paolo Fornaro

Economic Dynamics and Changes in Values and Attitudes among Finnish Regions: A Descriptive Analysis

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Finland is characterized by a substantial heterogeneity across its regions. Key economic indicators, such as the GDP per capita and the unemployment rate, vary widely for different areas, with Uusimaa, the region where Helsinki is located, being significantly richer than regions such as Kainuu and Savo. This heterogeneity, however, has not been stable over time. We find that many important indicators, namely the GDP per capita, the unemployment rate and real wages and salaries per employee, have been converging across regions over the years going from 2000 to 2014. Moreover, we examine regional values and attitudes, using surveys from the Finnish Business and Policy Forum, and find that there has been a strong regional convergence in terms of trust in political parties and in the EU. In particular, we find that the trust in these institutions has increased more in regions where there was a more negative attitude toward parties and the EU during the initial years of our analysis. On the other hand, we do not find a significant convergence with respect to the attitude towards immigration.