Place-based welfare knowledge as a resource of healthy and sustainable places and communities

Niina Maria Kuuva, Päivi Helena Pylkkänen

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In this paper, we discuss the possibilities and challenges of generating local, place-based welfare knowledge drawing on action research in three localities, found in the rural region of South Savo in eastern Finland. We understand place-based welfare knowledge as a combination of official statistics in health and welfare and experiences and challenges of place-related welfare issues identified by the local actors. The local welfare knowledge is shown to add value to forms of codified knowledge.
Translated title of the contributionPaikkaperustainen hyvinvointitieto hyvinvoinvien ja kestävien paikallisyhteisöjen voimavarana.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXVII Congress. Uneven processes of Rural Change: On Diversity, Knowledge and Justice : On-line Proceedings 24 – 27 July 2017 Kraków, Poland
EditorsKristina Svels
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationKrakow
PublisherJagellonian University
Publication date27 Sept 2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-83-947775-0-0
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2017
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventXXVII European Society for Rural mSociology Congress: Uneven Processes of Rural Change: on Diversity, Knowledge and Justice - Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
Duration: 24 Jul 201727 Jul 2017

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  • 5142 Social policy

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