RG1 Ageing and comparative care policy RG1.jpg

Team leader: Professor Teppo Kröger, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä 

RG1 is placed in the Research Group on Care Policy (CARPO) of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Jyväskylä. RG1 continues its comparative work of the last 15–20 years, done in several FP projects (SOCCARE, FLOWS, FamilyPlatform) and international research networks (Nordic CoE REASSESS, European NoE RECWOWE, NORMACARE, LIVINDHOME, COST IS1102, Global CoE).


RG2 Agency in health, well-being and care in old age RG2.jpg

Team leaders: Prof. Marja Jylhä & Adjunct Prof. Outi Jolanki, School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere

RG2 is placed at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Gerontology Research Center (GEREC), University of Tampere. For analyses on health, functioning and care it continues the work done in long-term projects TamELSA, Vitality 90+ and COCTEL, and also the project Social  Inequalities in Aging (SIA), funded by the NordForsk.  For analyses on  agency of older people, their family members and significant others  concerning their decisions and choices for health, living environment and care arrangements as well opportunities and constraints they face in making these decisions RG2 continues the work of Vitality 90+, MOVAGE, ASUVA and LinkAge projects.


RG3 Migration, care and ageing RG3.png

Team leader: Adjunct Professor Sirpa Wrede, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki

RG3 is based at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. RG3 integrates, builds on and expands the work carried out within various completed and ongoing research projects that focus on elderly care occupations and the incorporation of migrant-background care workers, the mental health of migrants and migrant womens’ citizenship trajectories as well as on intergenerational relationships, belonging, self and identity. The projects include “The Shaping of Occupational Subjectivities of Migrant Care Workers”, “Using Data Linkage to obtain accurate population estimates of migrants in Northern Ireland and their needs for and use of mental health and social care”, and “Ordering the “Migrant Family””. The aim of RG3 is to develop extensive research on the situation of ageing migrants and of that of migrant care workers from the perspectives of social ties, health and wellbeing, citizenship and migration trajectories in transnational and local contexts.


  RG4 New technologies, ageing and care RG4.jpg

Team leader: Adjunct Professor Sakari Taipale, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä 


RG4 is hosted by the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, the University of Jyväskylä. RG4 integrates, builds upon and extends the previous research on digital technologies, online platforms, families and care work carried out within various research projects (e.g., FamilyTies, iGRIB, DIGI50+, GeoSoLo) and various international networks (e.g., COST IS1311, COST FP1104).