Welcome to our new website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. Here you can find the latest news and research publications and of course the people behind the research.

You can also follow our research on Twitter @NetResilience.

The broad research questions of the NetResilience consortium are:

  • How does fertility decline and population ageing reshape individual social networks?
  • How do social networks feed back to population change?
  • How can the interplay between social networks and institutions support the wellbeing and resilience of ageing populations?

Our main aim is to identify network characteristics that strengthen population resilience, or the ability to adapt to external shocks. We study how population change affects social networks, and how changing networks, in turn, shape population change and wellbeing.

To study these changes, we apply complex network science methodology to real-life human networks using contemporary register and survey as well as historical Finnish data. Our practical goal is to support targeted, cost-effective regional solutions to family, youth and ageing services in regions facing either depopulation or population growth.

The NetResilience consortium is funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.