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Description of research and teaching


  • Tackling Inequalities in Time of Austerity. Scientific coordinator for WP 4: Moral and Political Economy of Inequality, The Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland (May 2015-December 2017)
  • Power Shifts in Agenda Setting – The Making and the Challenging of the Finnish Competition State (POSH) (FA, 2010-2013)
  • In English >>

  • Welfare Attitudes in a Changing Europe (FA, 2009-2011)
    In Swedish >>

  • Challenging power - Equality, Diversity and the Integration of Ethnic and National Minorities in Finland (FA, 2007-2010)
    In English >>

  • Samnordiska spetsforskningsenheten
    The Nordic Welfare State - Historical Foundations and Future Challenges (NordWel)
    In English >>

  • Nordiska socialarbetares arbetsvillkor och uppfattningar om socialt arbete
    In Swedish >>

  • Kommunalt individinriktat socialt arbete i fyra nordiska huvudstadsområden
    In Swedish >>

Social Work and Social Policy at SSKH


  • 5142 Social policy
  • Nordic countries
  • Welfare state
  • Nordic Model
  • Social service
  • Nordic welfare states
  • Power
  • Media
  • Integration
  • Immigrants
  • Welfare
  • Welfare policy
  • values and attitudes
  • 5145 Social work
  • Nordic countries
  • Professions
  • Social services
  • welfare state
  • popular attitudes
  • social workers' perceptions of social problems
  • comparative studies
  • the welfare state in media
  • stress
  • well-being

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1999 2018

On the changing frontline of welfare delivery: views on social assistance recipients among Finnish frontline workers

Blomberg, H. K., Kroll, K. C. & Kallio, J. M., 2018, In : The journal of poverty and social justice. 26, 2, p. 263-280 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The perceived legitimacy of a basic income among Finnish food aid recipients

Linnanvirta, S. K., Kroll, K. C. & Blomberg-Kroll, H. K., 5 Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Social Welfare. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

What Politicians Look for in the News and How That Affects Their Behavior: A Uses and Gratifications Approach to Political Agenda Setting

Vesa, J., Blomberg, H., Kroll, C. & Van Aelst, P., 2018, In : International Journal of Communication. 12, p. 4158-4177 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Hyvinvointipolitiikan kannatus

Blomberg-Kroll, H. K. & Kroll, K. C., Mar 2017, Kilpailuvaltion kyydissä: Suomen hyvinvointimallin tulevaisuus. Kananen, J. (ed.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus, p. 128-144 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Social assistance deservingness and policy measures: Attitudes of Finnish politicians, administrators and citizens

Blomberg-Kroll, H. K., Kallio, J. M., Kangas, O., Kroll, K. C. & Niemelä, M., 2017, The social legitimacy of targeted welfare : Attitudes to welfare deservingness. Oorschot, W. V., Roosma, F., Meuleman, B. & Reeskens, T. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Edgar, p. 209-224 16 p. (Globalization and welfare).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 2009 2020

The Nordic Society in Cross-disciplinary and Transnational Perspectives (NordSoc)

Ahokas, M., Alanko, A. M., Alapuro, R. S., Aunesluoma, J. H., Blomberg-Kroll, H. K., Borioni, P., Brisku, A., Fellman, S. M., Forsander, A., Glover, N., Götz, N., Haapakorpi, A. T., Haggren, H. J., Hannikainen, M. T., Haldén, P., Heikkinen, P. M. S., Helander, M., Hilson, M., Hopkins, T., Huhta, I. J. I., Jalava, M. H., Kallio, J., Kananen, J. K., Kettunen, P. T., Kroll, K. C., Laine, J. M., Lauren, J. S. I., Lloyd, C., Marjanen, J. P., Marklund, C., Muir, S., Newby, A. G., Nordberg, C. C., Nygård, S., Outinen, S. M., Pellander, S., Prutsch, M., Rainio-Niemi, M. J., Riska, E. K., Roumpakis, A., Räisä, T., Saaritsa, S., Stadius, P. G., Stenius, H. T. E., Strang, J. E., Stråth, B., Suoranta, A. M., Syrjämäki, S., Wahlbeck, Ö. R., Vauhkonen, J., Wrede, S. H. & Österberg, M. E.

24/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011


Activities 1999 2018

Centre for Nordic Studies, University of Helsinki (External organisation)

Helena Blomberg-Kroll (Member)
1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Swedish School of Social Science Subunit (Organisational unit)

Helena Blomberg-Kroll (Expert member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Faculty of Social Sciences (Organisational unit)

Helena Blomberg-Kroll (Board member)
5 Nov 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Urban Markström

Helena Blomberg-Kroll (Host)
6 May 201811 May 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Nordic Social Work Conference FORSA/NOUSA 2018

Helena Blomberg-Kroll (Speaker: Keynote)
23 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars