WP2 Inequalities in early childhood and families

Changes occurring in early childhood (might) contribute to later trends of social inequalities.

In WP2 we study the influence of changes in the immediate family structure, the economic or human capital resources, and the wider social and institutional environment on trends of social inequality. We investigate the varying importance of those changes during early childhood across local, regional and national contexts. Further, we analyse how the changes in the institutional setting affect the interplay of the social environment and innate genetic influences during early childhood.


Portrait of Jani Erola

Jani Erola

WP2 Lead
University of Turku
Portrait of Esa Karonen

Esa Karonen

WP2 contributor
University of Turku