Youth in time - qualitative longitudinal study on young people (2014-2025)
Youth in time is a large longitudinal research project on young people's life paths, coordinated by the Finnish Youth Research Network, and conducted in cooperation with the University of Eastern Finland and University of Helsinki. There are altogether ten researchers working in the project. The research project aims to include more than a hundred young people from all over Finland and follow their lives for about ten years after they finish comprehensive school. The aim is to produce longitudinal and holistic knowledge on young people which will be useful not only to other researchers, but to professionals and decision-makers as well.
The field work has started in year 2015, and by the end of the year, altogether 60 young people from three research sites have been recruited in the project. The recruitment phase will continue in early 2016 in two more research sites. The research project utilizes mainly qualitative and participatory research methods. There will be preliminary results from the first round of field-work within 2016.
Project coordinators: Senior researcher Sinikka Aapola-Kari and Research manager Kaisa Vehkalahti
Senior researcher (on temp. leave from 14th of January 2019)
Adjunct Professor / Title of Docent in social work (University of Helsinki), PhD, Licensed Social worker