Kunta hyvinvoinnin edistäjänä: Hyvinvoinnin moniulotteisuus lainsäädännössä ja kunta-asiakirjoissa

Riitta Koivula, Pia Hakamäki, Anne Lounamaa, Ville Nieminen, Antti Rautiainen, Tarja Saarelainen, Marja Salenius, Saara Tuulari

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International and national well-being research has identified the need to develop a holistic well-being assessment model (Fudge et al. 2021; Niemi et al. 2017). The perception of well-being changes over time (Simpura & Uusitalo 2011). This article examines how the concept of well-being is determined in legislation and in municipality documents during the 2017–2021 term of council. The empirical data consists of laws, municipal strategies and the action and financial plans. Content analysis was used as the research method. In addition to the concept of well-be-ing the occurrence of health, health promotion, prevention, inclusion, safety and social sustaina-bility was analyzed. The promotion of well-being is characterized by diversity and the concept of well-being has become differentiated from health. There is a need for strengthening common understanding and defining of well-being. Our radar model of the concept of well-being can help to identify and concretize the municipality’s tasks under the Municipal Act to promote the well-being of its residents.
Original languageFinnish
Pages (from-to)26-45
Number of pages19
JournalFocus Localis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2022
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • welfare
  • legislation
  • municipal strategy
  • municipal budgets

Field of science

  • Law

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