New research activities at the Finnish Youth Research Network

Our recently launched research projects examine, among other topics: children as music fans; young people’s operational environments and sense of place in the Helsinki region during the coronavirus pandemic; the use of parental leave among parents under the age of 30 in the Nordic countries; mental health and substance abuse services for young people.

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Youth Barometer 2020: Young people are mostly satisfied with services

As many as 95% of young people in Finland felt that the health care services, school health services and student health care services they had received were sufficient. These are some of the findings of the 2020 Youth Barometer, the topic of which was services offered to young people. The data was collected at the beginning of 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Finland.

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Travel report from the land of fire and ice: The Icelandic model and its suitability for Finland

A year ago, in February 2020, Storm Dennis battered the streets of Reykjavik. The Covid-19 crisis had not really started yet. Finland was preparing the ‘Finnish model’, which is a new way of organising children's leisure time and hobbies. One example being used in the preparations was the Icelandic model that has gained a good reputation around the world. And so, a research team of three adjunct professors set off on a mission to the island state.

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