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Olli Kangas

Professor at the Department of Social Research, University of Turku
Director of Equal Society Research Programme, Academy of Finland
Olli Kangas is Director of Equal Society research programme at the Academy of Finland and Professor at  the Department of Social Research, University of Turku. Previously he has been the Director of  Governmental Relations at the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela). He has worked as Olof Palme Professor at the Department of Political Science at Uppsala University; H.C. Andersen Professor at the University of Southern Denmark (Department of Political Science), Professor at the Danish National Institute for Social Research and Professor in Social Policy, University of Turku. His research interests revolve around comparative analysis of social policy systems, their causes and consequences in terms of macro-economy, income distribution, health, well-being of the population and legitimacy of social institutions. Presently he is leading the evaluation group of the Finnish Basic Income Experiment.  
His latest publications include: Simanainen, M. & Kangas, O: Speaking to those who know it best. Does participation in an experiment explain citizens’ attitudes to basic income? Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, August, 2020; Olafsson S., Daly M., Kangas O. & Palme J. (eds.): Welfare and the Great Depression: a Comparative Study. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2019) https://global.oup.com/academic/product/welfare-and-the-great-recession-9780198830962?cc=is&lang=en& and Varjonen, S., Kangas, O. & Niemelä, M. ‘Partisanship, Continuity and Change: Politics in Finnish Unemployment Benefit Reforms 1985–2016’, Social Policy & Administration 09 July 2019; https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12526https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/spol.12526. 

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