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Teppo Kröger

Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

Teppo Kröger

Teppo Kröger is Professor of Social and Public Policy at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Jyväskylä. He is Director of the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare). He is a regularly invited speaker in national and international conferences and seminars and an expert consulted frequently by policy-makers and the media.


Countries Finland;
Topics Care inequalities; Governance and LTC systems organisation; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; Rights and people’s voices in LTC systems; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Comparative policy analysis; Literature reviews and synthesis; Policy analysis; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis; Surveys;
Role Research;
Other 1;
Research interests

In his research Teppo Kröger analyses care policy from local, comparative and global perspectives. His studies have focused on, for example, social care for older people, integration of formal and informal care, conditions of care work and reconciliation of caring and paid employment. In his work he integrates different theoretical and empirical approaches from social policy, social gerontology, disability studies, family sociology and governance studies. He has drafted new conceptual perspectives for the analysis of care policy, including the concepts of care poverty, welfare municipality, weak universalism, dedomestication and demographic panic.

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