Growth of low-wage jobs and Finnish social security

National initiative for basic security and activity (TOIMI, in Finnish only), produces information and insights by analysing the current status of basic security and mapping alternatives for future solutions. One of the central changes in the labour market is the simultaneous growth of both demanding tasks and low-wage jobs. Especially the growth of low-wage jobs leads to new type of social questions. The linkage between low-wage jobs and e.g. housing benefits, unemployment benefits, and income support requires new kind of examination.

MDI takes part in a study focusing on the impacts caused by the growth of low-wage jobs to Finnish social security system. During the project, international benchmarking will be made to learn from the experiences in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. The research consortium is led by Oxford Research Ltd and funded via the Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities. Results are expected in February 2019.

A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

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MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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