September 20, 2021 | News | Research Funding

3.8 Million Euros for FLUX

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The research project Family Formation in Flux – Causes, Consequences, and Possible Futures (FLUX), led by Marika Jalovaara and Mikko Myrskylä, was granted 3.8 million euros by the Strategic Research Council in Finland.

The Strategic Research Council (SRC), established within the Academy of Finland, funds research projects that seek concrete solutions to grand challenges that require multidisciplinary approaches.

SRC has selected new consortia for funding. The consortium Family Formation in Flux – Causes, Consequences, and Possible Futures (FLUX), led by Marika Jalovaara from the University of Turku and Mikko Myrskylä from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the University of Helsinki, was granted 3.8 million euros.

The multidisciplinary FLUX consortium seeks evidence-based solutions for influencing and adapting to changes in fertility dynamics that accelerate population ageing. FLUX focuses on the changing fertility and family dynamics in the Nordic countries and in Finland in particular, and provides insights into

  • the underlying causes of the changes,
  • the effects these changes have on individuals and society,
  • the linkages of the dynamics with social and gender inequalities and psychosocial and economic well-being,
  • how social and family policies at both the state and local government levels can tackle the challenges created by the low-fertility landscape.

FLUX brings together leading researchers from demography and other key disciplines relevant to understanding the causes and consequences of changing fertility and family dynamics.

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.