This section includes the publications of the employees of the IISS across research areas since 2017. The latest papers are listed first under every main category.


Labour market and employment relations

Education research

Youth research

Lifelong learning

Gender and gender-specificity in different life domains

Ethnic relations and integration

Social stratification and mobility

State governance, civil society and new social movements


Ageing and pension systems

  • Armengol, J.M., Ayalon, L., Maierhofer, R., & Unt, M. (2022). Introduction. Journal of Aging Studies, 63, 101029.
  • Teinemaa, T., & Unt, M. (2022). Contradictions of hegemonic masculinity and the (hopeful) potential of old age and caring masculinity in Estonian society and in films A Friend of Mine (2011) and Tangerines (2013). Journal of Aging Studies, 63, 101034.
  • Lusmägi, P., & Aavik, K. (2021). Vähemalt 50-aastaste Eesti elanike kehalise aktiivsuse suurendamise peamised mõjurid. Liikumine ja Sport, 22, 58−63.
  • Lusmägi, P., & Aavik, K. (2021). Developing a social-ecological model for promoting physical activity among older adults based on the experiences of 50+ adults. SAGE Open, 11(3), 1−15.
  • Unt, M., Kazjulja, M., & Krönsrtröm, V. (2020). Estonia. In Á. N. Léime, J. Ogg, M. Rašticová, D. Street, C. Krekula, M. Bédiová, & I. Madero-Cabib (Eds.), Extended working life policies: International gender and health perspectives (pp. 241-249). New York: Springer.
  • Zaidi, A. & Unt, M. (2019). The active aging index: Measuring successful aging at population level. In R. Fernandez-Ballesteros, J.-M. Robine, & A. Benetos (Eds.). Cambridge handbook of successful aging (pp. 594−609). Cambridge University Press.


Theoretical discussions


  • Vallimäe, T. (Koost.) (2022). Esseid vabadusest 20. sajandi poliitikafilosoofidelt. Vabamõtleja. 
  • Levenets, O., Stepurko, T., Polese, A., Pavlova, M., & Groot, W. (2021). Coping with cancer in Post-Communist Europe: A Systematic Literature Review. Health Policy and Planning, 36(10), 1−20. 
  • Raik, K., & Rikmann, E. (2021). Resisting domestic and external pressure towards de-Europeanization of foreign policy? The case of Estonia. Journal of European Integration, 43(5), 603−618.
  • Lusmägi, P., Mooses, K., Roosmaa, E.-L. & Kull, M. (2018). Changes in leisure-time physical activity levels and perceived barriers among Estonian adults over a two-year period. Acta kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis, 24, 7−26.