Finland as a growth environment for children: Eighteen-year follow-up of those born in 1997

The report produced in cooperation by THL (Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare) and the Finnish Youth Research Society followed the progress of one cohort, looking into connections between the conditions where children grow up and the children’s welfare. This report is a follow-up of the study of the 1987 cohort. The results indicate that most children in this cohort are doing well. However, some of the children have encountered difficulties on their journey to adulthood. Particularly interesting are the great differences depending on gender and region and the fact that economic growth did not guarantee equal opportunity in life.

Authors: T. Ristikari, M. Keski-Säntti, E. Sutela, P. Haapakorva, T. Kiilakoski, E. Pekkarinen, A. Kääriälä, M. Aaltonen, T. Huotari, M. Merikukka, J. Salo, A. Juutinen, A. Pesonen-Smith, M. Gissler

Find the report here. 

Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Research
Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Maternal health, pre- peri-natal, childhood conditions, adolescent health, education, Mental health, addiction, Non-communicable diseases, alcohol, nutrition, obesity, cancer, smoking, physical activity

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