Social Work Education in Finland

Minna Zechner, Päivi Rinne

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Finland is a mature welfare state where the responsibility to provide welfare rests on public actors. Resultantly, this means that the welfare sector is an important employer. About nine per cent of those employed in Finland work in social services (Statistics Finland, 2017a). There is an increasing demand for qualified social welfare professionals. At the same time, there is also a need for these professionals to prepare for changes in their field. A general ageing of the population, the marketization of services, and the digitalisation of the service sector has created new demands regarding the skills and education of professionals...
Translated title of the contributionSosiaalialan koulutus Suomessa
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial work in XXI Century St.
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges for academic and professional training
EditorsConcepción Nieto- Morales, Mónica Solange De Martino Bermúdez, Myriam Jiménez De los Santos, Maria Chicharro Agudo, Laura Benitez Millan, Mª Ángeles Jiménez Cobos, Sonali Daryanani Perez
Place of PublicationMadrid
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-84-9148-668-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoEC publication typeB2 Part of a book or another research book

Field of science

  • Social work


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