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Nyqvist, F, Björklund, S., Lindell, M. & Nygård, M. Being small and outnumbered? Service and socio-cultural exclusion amongst older linguistic minorities in Finland. Linguistic Minorities and Society (resubmitted manuscript).


Nyqvist, F., Nygård, M. & Scharf, T. (2021). Social capital and loneliness before and after the economic crisis in welfare state regimes: results based on the European Social Survey. In: Inglehart, R (ed.), Social Capital in Western Europe. London and New York: Springer (forthcoming).


Nygård, M. & Duvander, A-Z. (2021). Social Inclusion or Gender Equality? Political Discourses on Parental Leave in Finland and Sweden. Social Inclusion 9(2) (in press)


Hakovirta, M. & Nygård, M. (2021). Nordic family policy in the 2000s: from a ‘transfer-based’ towards a ‘service-based’ family policy? In Aidukaite, J., Hort, S., & Kuhnle, S. (Eds.), Challenges to the Welfare State: Family and Pension Policies in the Baltic and Nordic Countries. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar (forthcoming).


Nyqvist, F., Nygård, M. & Snellman, F. (2021). Changes in active ageing in northern Sweden and western Finland: results based on the GERDA study in 2005 and 2016. International Journal of Social Welfare, published on-line, doi: 10.1111/ijsw.12480.


Åkerman, S., Zechner, M., Nyqvist, F. & Nygård, M. (2021). Capabilities in care for older adults in Finnish familialism policy transformations – a longitudinal one-case study. International Journal of Care and Caring, published on-line, doi: https://doi.org/10.1332/239788220X16065616064747


Nygård, M. & Kuisma, M. (2021). Family policy in Europe in the era of austerity and populism. In Greve, B. (Ed.), Handbook on Austerity, Populism and the Welfare State (pp. 294 –311). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.




Näsman, M., Nyqvist, F., Lindell, M., Nygård, M., & Björklund, S (2020). "Vem kan man lita på?” Förändringar i politiskt, institutionellt och socialt förtroende bland äldre i Österbotten. Politiikka Politiikka 62 (4), 354–378.


Hakovirta, M., Lindberg, M., Nygård, M. & Nyqvist, F. (2020). Taloudelliset huolet vaikuttavat lasten hyvinvoinnin kokemuksiin. INVEST blog 23/2020, available on-line: https://blogit.utu.fi/invest/2020/11/24/taloudelliset-huolet-vaikuttavat-lasten-hyvinvoinnin-kokemuksiin/


Blum S., Correia S., Nygård M., Rakar T., & Wall K.: (2020). Social investment in an age of austerity: A comparison of family policy reforms in four European countries. Croatian Journal of Social Policy 27 (3), 249-267.


Nygård, M. (2020). Anmälan av Pennskaften inifrån. Ideologiska krafter om modern funktionshinderspolitik i Finland och Sverige, Jörgen Lundälv, Janus 28 (3), 309–311.


Lindberg, M., Nygård, M., Nyqvist, F., & Hakovirta, M. (2020). Financial stress and subjective wellbeing among children – Evidence from Finland. Child Indicators Research (published on-line), https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-020-09779-9


Näsman, M., Niklasson, J., Saarela, J., Nygård, M. Olofsson, B., Gustafson, Y. & Nyqvist, F. (2020). Morale in Old Age and Its Association with Sociodemographic, Social, and Health-Related Factors in Different Age Groups. Journal of Aging Research (published on-line), https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/3939718


Lindberg, M., Nygård, M., Autto, J., Rappe, A. & Gichuhi, E. (2020). Toimeentuloturvasta investointimaailmaan? Lapsiperheiden hyvinvointi ja perhepolitiikka Suomen hallitusareenalla vuosina 2007–2019. Politiikka 62 (3), 251–275.


Nygård, Mikael (2020). Välfärdsstat i förändring. Socialpolitiska reformer i Västeuropa på 2000-talet. Lund: Studentlitteratur.




Lindberg, M., Nygård, M., Nyqvist, F. & Lammi-Taskula, J. (2019). Economic strain and parental coping – evidence from Finland. European Journal of Social Work, published on-line, doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2019.1699779.


Nygård, M., Nyby, J. & Kuisma, M. (2019). Discarding social investment and redistribution in the name of austerity? The case of Finnish family policy reforms 2007–2015. Policy & Society 38 (3), 519–536.


Näsman, M., Niklasson, J. Nygård, M., Olofsson, B., Lövheim, H., Gustafson, Y. & Nyqvist, F. (2019).  Risk factors for a decrease in high morale in very old people over a five-year period – data from two Nordic countries. European Journal of Ageing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-019-00521-1.


Nygård, M., Lindberg, M., Nyqvist, F. & Härtull, C. (2019). The Role of Cash Benefit and In-Kind Benefit Spending for Child Poverty in Times of Austerity: An Analysis of 22 European Countries 2006–2015. Social Indicators Research, Online First, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-019-02126-8.


Nyqvist, F., Nygård, M., & Scharf, T. (2019). Loneliness amongst older people in Europe: a comparative study of welfare regimes. European Journal of Aging 16(2), 133–143.


Nyqvist, F., Nygård, M. & Snellman, F. (2019). Active ageing: results from western Finland. Research on Finnish Society 12 (2019), 55–66.


Palmu, M., Autto, J. & Nygård, M. (2019). Lapsiperheiden kotitalouden strategiat taloudellisen epävarmuuden ja perhepoliittisten muutosten aikana. Janus 27 (1), 3–20





Hästbacka, E. & Nygård, M. Creating capabilities for societal participation in times of welfare state change? Experiences of people with disabilities in Finland. European Journal of Disability Research, Online First, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alter.2018.09.003.


Nyqvist, F., Nygård, M., & Scharf, T. (2018). Loneliness amongst older people in Europe: a comparative study of welfare regimes. Journal of Aging and Health, First online, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-018-0487-y.


Åkerman, S, Nyqvist, F. & Nygård, M. (2018). ”Man får hjälp då man behöver” - äldre närståendevårdtagares vårdval ur ett livsloppsperspektiv. Gerontologia 32(2), 2018, 102-114.


Lindberg, M., Nygård, M. & Nyqvist, F. (2018). Risks, coping strategies and family wellbeing: evidence from Finland. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 38(11/12), 1116–1132.


Nyby, J., Nygård, M. & Blum, S. (2018). Radical reform or piecemeal adjustments? The case of Finnish family policy reforms. European Policy Analysis. 4(2), 190–213.





Palmu, M., & Nygård, M. (2017). Barnfamiljer i krisens skugga (FamWell). Rapport från intervjuundersökningen. Åbo Akademi: Enheten för socialpolitik.


Nyby, J., Nygård, M., Autto, J., Kuisma, M. & Blum, S. The role of discourse in family policy reform – the case of Finland. Critical Social Policy, Online first, 1–22, DOI: 10.1177/0261018317745609


Näsman, M., Niklasson, J., Saarela J., Nygård, M., Olofsson, B., Conradsson, M., Lövheim, H., Gustafson Y., Nyqvist, F. (2017). Five-year change in morale is associated with negative life events in very old age. Journal of Aging & Mental Health.Published Online 27.10.2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2017.1393795.


Van Gerven, M.& Nygård, M. (2017). Equal treatment, labour promotion or social investment? Reconciliation policy in Finnish and Dutch coalition programmes 1995–2016. European Public Analysis 3(1), 125 –145.


Lundkvist, M., Nyby, J., Autto, J. & Nygård, M. (2017). From universalism to selectivity? The background, discourses and ideas of recent early childhood education and care reforms in Finland. Early Childhood Development and Care 187 (10), 1543-1556.


Nyby, J. Nygård, M., Autto, J. & Kuisma, M. (2017). Freedom of choice, gender equality or employment promotion? Finnish party positions on family policy in the light of election manifestos 2015. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 39(3), 279–297.


Kuisma, M & Nygård, M. (2017). The Finns Party and immigration policy in Finland.  Issue-ownership by coincidence or by stealth? Ingår i Odmalm, P & Hepburn, E. (eds.), The European Mainstream and the Populist Radical Right. London: Routledge, 71–89.




Nyqvist, F. & Nygård, M. (2016). Aktiivisen ikääntymisen muodot, mahdollisuudet ja esteet Pohjanmaalla GERDA-kyselyaineiston valossa. Yhteiskuntapolitikka 81(5), 576–585.


Nygård, M., Härtull, C., Wentjärvi, A. & Jungerstam, S. (2016). Poverty and old age in Scandinavia – a gendered problem? Social Indicators Research, published on-line 2 March, 2016: DOI 10.1007/s11205-016-1313-6


Autto, J., Lundkvist, M., Nyby, J. & Nygård, M. (2016). From universalism to selectivity? The background, discourses and ideas of recent early childhood education and care reforms in Finland. Paper to the 2016 annual ESPAnet conference, Re-inventing the welfare state? Pathways to sustainability, equality and inclusion in European welfare states, in Rotterdam 1-3 September 2016, Stream 17 - session 1: New Challenges to the Comparative Analysis of Care Policies - do we need New Concepts, Typologies and Methods?


Hästbacka, E., Nygård, M. & Nyqvist, F. (2016). Barriers and facilitators regarding the societal participation of people with disabilities: A scoping review. Journal of European Disability Research ALTER, European Journal of Disability Research 10 (2016), 201–220


Nygård, M., Söderberg, P. & Nyman-Kurkiala, P. (2016). Patterns and resources for civic engagement among young people - Evidence from a survey on civic participation of adolescents in Finland. Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research, 24(2), 1–20.




Ahrendt, D., Blum, S., Crepaldi,C., with contributions from Gasior, K., Napierala, J., Sandor, E., Kapella, O., Rille-Pfeiffer, C., Stratigaki, M., Kambouri, N., Gago, G., Segales Kirzner, M., Nygård, M., Borg, J., Mesini, D., Sala, M., Barberio, M., Trapenciere, I,. Kotowska, I. E., Szczepaniak-Sienniak, J., Szelewa, D., Wall, K., Correia, S., Rakar, T., Daly, M. & Bruckhauf, Z. (2015). Eurofound: Families in the economic crisis: Changes in policy measures in the EU, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.


Nygård, M. & Jakobsson, G. (2015). Politiskt deltagande bland äldre i Finland och Sverige. En studie av deltagandemönster och förklaringar i förändringens ljus. Politiikka 57(3), 145–160.


Nygård, M & Borg, J. (2015). Analysis of selected family policy reforms – Finland.  Ingår i Blum, S. (ed.), Families in the economic crisis: mapping policy responses in five European member states (pp. 89–97). Draft report. Wien and Dublin: Eurofound.


Nygård, M. & Borg, J. (2015). Family policy pathways in times of crisis – Finland. Ingår i Blum, S. (ed.), Families in the economic crisis: mapping policy responses in five European member states (pp. 59–64). Draft report. Wien and Dublin: Eurofound.


Nygård, M. & Borg, J. (2015). Family policy frameworks – Finland. Ingår i Blum, S. (ed.), Families in the economic crisis: mapping policy responses in five European member states (pp. 30–36). Draft report. Wien and Dublin: Eurofound.


Nilsson, I., Nyqvist, F., Gustafson, Y., & Nygård, M. (2015). Leisure engagement – medical conditions, functional limitation and disability: A later life perspective. Journal of Aging Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/610154


Nygård, M., Nyqvist, F., Steenbeek, W. & Jakobsson, G. (2015). Does social capital enhance political participation of older adults? A multi-level analysis of older Finns and Swedes. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 31(3), 234–254, doi: 10.1080/21699763.2015.1069207


Nygård, M., Kuisma, M., Krüger, N. & Campbell-Barr, V. (2015). Investing in our future? The influence of social investment ideas on family policy discourses in Finland, Germany and the UK. Ingår i Korkut, U. Mahendran, K. & Bucken-Knapp, G. (eds.), Discursive Governance in Politics, Policy, and the Public Sphere. London: Palgrave.


Rostila, M., Nygård, M. & Nyqvist, F. (2015). The role of welfare states and social capital for health and wellbeing among older Europeans. Ingår i F. Nyqvist & A. Forsman (red.), Social Capital and Health among Older People: the Meaning of Community and Context (ss. 207–229). London: Springer.


Kuisma, M. & Nygård, M. (2015). The European Union and the Nordic models of welfare – path dependency or policy harmonisation? Ingår i C. H. Grøn, P. Nedergaard & A. Wivel (red.), The Nordic Countries and the European Union. Still the Other European Community? (ss. 158–172). London & New York: Routledge.


Autto, J. & M. Nygård (2015, red.), Hyvinvointivaltion kulttuurintutkimus. Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press.


Autto, J. & Nygård, M. (2015). Johdanto: mitä on hyvinvointivaltion kulttuurintutkimus? Ingår i: J. Autto & M. Nygård (red.), Hyvinvointivaltion kulttuurintutkimus (ss. 8–41). Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press.


Nygård, M. (2015). Hyvinvointivaltiosta kilpailuvaltioon? Ingår i: J. Autto & M. Nygård (red.), Hyvinvointivaltion kulttuurintutkimus (ss. 136–166). Rovaniemi: Lapland University Press. 




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