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Article |  12/29/2020Henrik Lönnqvist, Minna Salorinne

Digitalisation and the future of work – what changes are on the horizon for Helsinki area labour markets?

Jobs are lost to automation all over the world, but new jobs and occupations are also created through technology. The authors of this article estimate that around 22 per cent of all jobs in Helsinki are at high risk to be replaced by 2030.

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Article |  12/29/2020Pasi Saukkonen

Immigration to and integration in Helsinki

Because of international mobility, Helsinki, the capital of Finland, has become increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. Therefore, the integration of immigrants and their descendants has also grown in importance. While Finnish integration policy has been lauded as one of the best in its class, in actual life it is rarely what it looks like on paper.

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Article |  12/28/2020Netta Mäki

Non-drinking and problem drinking concentrate in the same groups in Helsinki

Helsinki residents consume more alcohol on average than people in the rest of Finland, as has been evidenced in various studies. Much less is known about non-drinkers in Helsinki, although they make up 14 per cent of the city population.

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Article |  12/28/2020Pekka Vuori

Helsinki area housing production breaks records

In the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, 2019 turned out to be a record year in housing production. A total of 16,056 dwellings were completed in the three big cities of the metro area – Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa – a number clearly exceeding any previous annual output.

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Article |  12/28/2020Mathew Page

Beyond neighbourhood differentiation: Towards a multi-domain approach to segregation in Helsinki

The Helsinki City Strategy stresses the importance of reducing population differentiation at the neighbourhood level. This framing is consistent with most discussions on urban segregation, concerned largely with the static distribution of different population groups in residential space. However, if one of the goals in preventing segregation is to promote integration, and ensure equity of access and outcome between population groups, then only considering where people live is far too limited an approach.

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Article |  12/28/2020Timo Cantell

Editorial: Monitoring Helsinki's development in challenging times

Putting together a coordinated effort to respond to a sudden crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic with data proved to be neither easy nor seamless. The lessons learned from the process will be a valuable asset as we develop our monitoring and information systems further.

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