SFI - The Danish National Centre for Social Research

SFI is the strongest environment for social and welfare state policy research in Denmark. The centre conducts independent research on an international level and carries out commissioned projects for Danish ministries, municipalities and organisations.

SFI research is focused on the following themes: Organisation of welfare services - Employment and the supply and demand of labour - Social marginalisation and vulnerability - Education - Living conditions and social mobility of children, young people and families - Ethnic minorities, integration and participation in society

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Research programme

The purpose of the programme is to ensure that SFI research can provide answers to key challenges facing society. The research programme is organised into six themes. 


Jeanette Østergaard

DIRECT +45 33 48 09 40 EMAIL jea@sfi.dk

Helene Oldrup

DIRECT +45 33 48 09 78 EMAIL heo@sfi.dk

Jens-Peter Thomsen

DIRECT +45 33 48 08 35 EMAIL jpt@sfi.dk

Miriam Wüst

DIRECT +45 33 48 08 95 EMAIL miw@sfi.dk

Karen Margrethe Dahl

DIRECT +45 33 48 09 39 EMAIL kmd@sfi.dk

Mai Heide Ottosen

DIRECT +45 33 48 08 88 EMAIL mho@sfi.dk

Mette Lausten

DIRECT +45 33 69 77 13 EMAIL mel@sfi.dk

Rikke Fuglsang Olsen

DIRECT +45 33 69 77 21 EMAIL rfo@sfi.dk

SFI researchers

The research on children and family deals with childhood and adolescence and family life in general. The research perspectives range from childhood sociology, day care, upbringing, peer relations,  demography, divorce,  intergenerational transmission and social mobility – into the more socio-political perspectives concerning child abuse and neglect, child protection and risk behaviour such as crime, psychiatric disorders, alcohol and drugs. 

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