Equality
Inequality is one of the most important challenges that many societies face today. But what does this mean, and is it even possible to reduce it?

Social and economic equality are highly valued in many political contexts. However, it is unclear what they are, how to measure them, and how they should be prioritized in relation to other goals.

The education system is often considered vital for the creation of an egalitarian society. It shall promote all pupils' development and learning, and also be based on scientific grounds. However, there is little knowledge of what “based on scientific grounds” means. New research is needed to illuminate the theoretical and practical issues of a research-based school and its potential to contribute to a more equal society.

A significant proportion of the population, especially young people, lack the prospect of stable full-time employment today. Instead they rely on help from family and friends, or on means-tested forms of support for their livelihood. Could the idea of a general obligation-free basic income be a relevant contribution to the discussion about this situation?

At the Institute for Futures Studies we study four major areas where social changes have occurred that have affected young people: the family, the economy, the school, and immigration.

Researchers

Alexandros Rigos
Alexandros Rigos
PhD, Economics
Amir Rostami
Amir Rostami
PhD, Sociology
Anders Herlitz
Anders Herlitz
Associate Professor, Practical Philosophy
Arne Jarrick
Arne Jarrick
Professor, History
Bi Puranen
Bi Puranen
Associate Professor, Economic History
Bo Malmberg
Bo Malmberg
Professor of Geography
Carina Gunnarson
Carina Gunnarson
Associate Professor, Political Science
Carina Mood
Carina Mood
Professor, Sociology
Chaïm la Roi
Chaïm la Roi
Postdoctoral Researcher
Christofer Edling
Christofer Edling
Professor, Sociology
Christoffer Carlsson
Christoffer Carlsson
Doctor of philosophy in criminology
Erik Angner
Erik Angner
Professor, Practical Philosophy
Erik Mohlin
Erik Mohlin
Associate Professor, Economics
Folke Tersman
Folke Tersman
Chair Professor, Practical Philosophy
Giulia Andrighetto
Giulia Andrighetto
PhD, Philosophy
Hernan Mondani
Hernan Mondani
MSc., Engineering Physics, PhD, Sociology.
Irina Vartanova
Irina Vartanova
PhD, Psychology
Jan O. Jonsson
Jan O. Jonsson
Professor, Sociology
Josef Hien
Josef Hien
Researcher in political science
Julia Mosquera
Julia Mosquera
PhD, Philosophy
Karim Jebari
Karim Jebari
PhD., Philosophy
Kimmo Eriksson
Kimmo Eriksson
Professor, mathematics/applied mathematics
Kirsti Jylhä
Kirsti Jylhä
PhD, Psychology
Magnus Bygren
Magnus Bygren
Professor, Sociology
Mårten Schultz
Mårten Schultz
Professor of Civil Law
Martin Kolk
Martin Kolk
Associate Professor, Demography
Moa Bursell
Moa Bursell
Researcher in Sociology and Research leader at the Institute for Futures Studies
Olle Hammar
Olle Hammar
P​hD, Economics 
Patrik Lindenfors
Patrik Lindenfors
Associate Professor of Zoological Ecology
Pontus Strimling
Pontus Strimling
Associate Professor, Economics
Simon Birnbaum
Simon Birnbaum
Associate Professor, Political Science
Stephanie Plenty
Stephanie Plenty
Associate Professor, Sociology; PhD, Psychology
Tina Askanius
Tina Askanius
Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies

Research project

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