People
Meet our people! Here you find researchers, doctoral students, research assistants and affiliates associated with the Population Research Unit.

The Head of the Unit is Pekka Martikainen. For collaborations and research inquiries, please feel free to contact us.

Head of the Population Research Unit

Current research interests include changes and causes of socioeconomic differences in cause-specific mortality, and various issues relating to ageing populations. He is also working on the health effects of marital status and living arrangements, as well as the competing effects of characteristics of areas and characteristics of individuals on mortality, and has been involved in cross-national comparisons of health inequalities.

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Teaching staff
Research staff

Research topics:
Family formation in flux

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Research topics:
Sociodemographic and health related determinants of electoral participation 
Social stratification and mobility 
ERC Advanced Grant on social inequalities in population health: integrating evidence from longitudinal, family-based and genetically informed data

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Research topics:
Life course of prisoners after release

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Technical and research assistants
Affliates

Mikko Aaltonen (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Eastern Finland
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Publications and other activities at the University of Helsinki

Sari Aaltonen (Ph.D.)

University of Helsinki
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Akseli Aittomäki (Ph.D.)

Publications and other activities at the University of Helsinki

Christina Bohk-Ewald (Ph.D.)

University of Helsinki
Publications and other activities at the University of Helsinki

Elina Brandt (née Mäenpää) (D.Soc.Sc.)

Helsinki Region Transport

Kimmo Herttua (D.Soc.Sc.)

Syddansk Universitet
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Aline Jelenkovic (Ph.D.)

Publications and other activities at the University of Helsinki

Fanny Kilpi (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Bristol
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Hanna Konttinen (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Helsinki
Publications and other activities at the University of Helsinki

Taina Leinonen (D.Soc.Sc.)

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
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Netta Mäki (D.Soc.Sc.)

City of Helsinki Urban Facts
netta.maki@hel.fi
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Jessica Nisén (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Turku
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Amir Sari­aslan (Ph.D.)

University of Helsinki
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Kateryna Savelieva (Ph.D.)

University of Helsinki
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Outi Sirniö (D.Soc.Sc.)

THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare)
outi.sirnio@thl.fi

Maria Valaste (D.Soc.Sc.)

University of Helsinki
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Professor emeritus Tapani Valkonen

The Professor of Sociology and Demography in 1977-2007 and the founder of the Population Research Unit.

Scientific autobiography in Finnish “Käytännöllisiä ja hyödyllisiä ongelmia: Puoli vuosisataa sosiaalitutkijana [Practical and useful problems: Half a century as a social scientist]”, University of Helsinki, 2012.