A socially sustainable society usually refers to an equal and gender-equal society where people lead good lives in good health, without unjust social and economic differences. A society where people trust social institutions as well as each other, and are involved in the societal development. This theme focuses on processes that threaten such values; the lack of integration, discrimination, crime and inequality. Teenagers and young adults are studies in several projects, the generation that is being shaped by today's society.
This theme has a wide focus and also includes the study of norms, a driver of change that can tell us a lot about the future, but also the glue that is so important for a society to work.
This theme includes:
- social organization and criminal collaborations
- social recognition
- equal distribution of scarce health resources
- the norms of the future