Working papers


Jalovaara, Marika: Erkanevia elämänkulkuja? Sosiaalisen aseman yhteys lasten perhemuotoihin. WPSEI 7/2019.

Lindblom, Arto & Lindblom, Taru: Kauppiasyrittäjien onnellisuus ja kauppiasyrittäjätyöhön liittyvät arvot. WPSEI 6/2019.

Solaz, Anne, Jalovaara, Marika, Kreyenfeld, Michaela, Meggiolaro, Silvia, Mortelmans, Dimitri & Pasteels, Inge: Unemployment and separation: Evidence from five European countries. WPSEI 5/2019.(Published in Journal of Family Research)

Ezdi, Sehar & Baş, Ahmet Melik: Son preferring fertility behaviour of Turkish immigrants in Germany. WPSEI 4/2019.(Published)

Kailaheimo, Sanna, Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina, Tanskanen, Antti O. & Erola, Jani: Behind every successful (wo)man is a successful parent-in-law? The association between resources of the partner’s parents and individual’s occupational attainment. WPSEI 3/2019. (Published in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.)

Kailaheimo, Sanna & Erola, Jani: Child’s age at parental death and university education. WPSEI 2/2019. (Published in European Societies.)

Kailaheimo, Sanna & Kotimäki, Sanni: Link between cause of parental death and children’s education depends on family background. WPSEI 1/2019.


Ezdi, Sehar: Missing Women, conflicts and natural disasters: The special case of Pakistan. WPSEI 12/2018.(Published)

Sandell, Roosa & Niemelä, Mikko: Who are the rich? The evolution of the socioeconomic and demographic structures of the top incomes in Finland from 1987–2015. WPSEI 11/2018.

Jalovaara, Marika & Fasang, Anette Eva: Gaps and gradients: Family life courses, gender, and mid-life earnings. (Published in European Sociological Review , Family life courses, gender, and mid-life earnings)

Miettinen, Anneli & Jalovaara, Marika: Unemployment delays parenthood but not for all. Life stage and educational differences in the effects of employment uncertainty on first births. (Published in Advances in Life Course Research)

Jalovaara, Marika & Kreyenfeld, Michaela: Childbearing across partnerships in Finland and Germany. (Published in Divorce in Europe, Springer)

Jalovaara, Marika & Kulu, Hill: Homeownership after separation: A longitudinal analysis of Finnish register data. WPSEI 7/2018. (Published in Demographic Research.)

Prix, Irene & Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina: Not in a class of one’s own: The role of social origins and destinations for entry into gender-atypical fields of study. WPSEI 6/2018.

Tanskanen, Antti & Danielsbacka, Mirkka: Relationship quality among half siblings: the role of childhood co-residence. WPSEI 5/2018. (Published in Evolutionary Psychological Science.)

Ezdi, Sehar: The elderly missing women phenomenon – Consequence of female victimization across the life course. WPSEI 4/2018. (Published in Violence Against Older Women)

Ezdi, Sehar & Künemund, Harald: Sex ratios in old age: comparing countries in middle eastern Asia to east and southeast Asia. WPSEI 3/2018. (Published in Studies in the Sociology of Population.)

Lehti, Hannu; Erola, Jani & Tanskanen, Antti: Tying the extended family knot – Grandparents’ influence on educational achievement. WPSEI 1/2018. (Published in European Sociological Review)


Salonen, Laura & Pöyliö, Heta: Historical dataset of major educational reforms in Europe in 1950–1990. WPSEI 15/2017.

Hämäläinen, Hans & Tanskanen, Antti: Intergenerational transfers towards adult children and elderly parents. WPSEI 14/2017. (Published in Journal of Family Studies.)

Danielsbacka, Mirkka, Tanskanen, Antti O.: Marital disruption and grandparental investment in Finland. WPSEI 12/2017. (Published in Contemporary Social Science.)

Danielsbacka, Mirkka, Tanskanen, Antti O., Coall, David A. & Jokela, Markus: Does grandparental investment improve health and well-being of older Europeans?. WPSEI 11/2017. (Published in Social Science & Medicine.)

Karonen, Esa & Niemelä, Mikko: Life course perspective on economic shocks and income inequality through age-period-cohort analysis: evidence from Finland. WPSEI 10/2017. (Published in The Review of Income and Wealth.)

Veilahti, Antti: The Social Life of the European Crisis: A multilevel analysis of youth, employment and the economy of wellbeing 2007–2012. WPSEI 9/2017.

Veilahti, Antti: A General Method for Comparing Probit- and Logit-models with Single and Multilevel Data. WPSEI 8/2017.

Veilahti, Antti: The Not So Great Recovery—Economic policy in the making of the European crisis of youth. WPSEI 7/2017.

Tanskanen, Antti, Danielsbacka Mirkka, Coall, David, A: Entry into grandparenthood and subjective well-being among older Europeans. WPSEI 6/2017. (Published in Evolutionary Psychology.)

Jalovaara, Marika & Anette Fasang: Family life courses, gender, and mid-life earnings. WPSEI 5/2017. (Forthcoming in European Sociological Review)

Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina & Vono de Vilhena, Daniela: Early school leavers in education and the labour market in Britain. WPSEI 4/2017.

Tanskanen, Antti: Entry into parenthood and intergenerational relations in Germany. WPSEI 3/2017. (Published in Social Science Research)

Lehti, Hannu, Erola, Jani & Karhula, Aleksi: Less advantaged more averse? Heterogeneous effects of parental unemployment on siblings’ educational achievement. WPSEI 2/2017. (Published in Social Stratification and Mobility)

Schnor, Christine & Jalovaara, Marika: The increase in non-marital childbearing and its link to educational expansion. (Forthcoming, Acta Sociologica).(Published in Acta Sociologica)


Jalovaara, Marika & Fasang, Anette Eva: From never-partnered to serial cohabitors: Union trajectories to childlessness. WPSEI 18/2016. (Published in Demographic Research.)

Tanskanen, Antti, Kallio, Johanna & Danielsbacka, Mirkka: Should the family or the state provide support for the elderly people? Findings from a two-generational Finnish study. WPSEI 17/2016. (Published in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy)

Tanskanen, Antti & Rotkirch, Anna: Sibling similarity and relationship quality in Finland. WPSEI 16/2016. (Published in Acta Sociologica)

Miettinen, Anneli & Jalovaara, Marika: Stable employment – more babies? Life stage and educational differences in the effects of labour market attachment on first birth among Finnish men and women. Forthcoming, (Published in Advances in Life Course Research)

Tanskanen, Antti: Correlation between grandparental investment and child development in England. WPSEI 14/2016. (Published in Antropological Review)

Tanskanen, Antti, Danielsbacka, Mirkka, & Erola, Jani: Grandparental co-residence, Parental involvement, and educational outcomes among children. WPSEI 13/2016.

Tanskanen, Antti & Danielsbacka, Mirkka: Association between parenthood status and sibling relationship quality in Finland. WPSEI 11/2016. (Published in Journal of Family Studies)

Erola, Jani, Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina, Prix, Irene & Lehti, Hannu: For better or for worse, for nephews or for nieces? Resource compensation and multiplication from extended family members. WPSEI 10/2016. (Published in European Sociological Review)

Karhula, Aleksi, Erola, Jani & Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina: Home sweet home? Long-term educational outcomes of childcare arrangements in Finland. WPSEI 9/2016. (Published in book Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality)

Pöyliö, Heta, Erola, Jani & Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina: Institutional change and parental compensation in intergenerational attainment. WPSEI 8/2016. (Published in The British Journal of Sociology)

Danielsbacka, Mirkka, Tanskanen, Antti & Rotkirch, Anna: Parenthood is associated with conflicts with in-laws in Finland. WPSEI 7/2016. (Published in Evolutionary Psychological Science.)

Prix, Irene & Erola, Jani: Does death really make us equal? Educational attainment and resource compensation after parental death in Finland. WPSEI 6/2016 (Published in Social Science Research)

Tanskanen, Antti & Erola, Jani: Nonresident fathers’ involvement, family resources and children’s cognitive and educational achievements in the UK. WPSEI 5/2016 (Published in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility)

Tanskanen, Antti & Danielsbacka, Mirkka: Do grandparental presence correlate with early childhood injury? WPSEI 4/2016 (Published in Child Indicators Research)

Jalovaara, Marika & Kulu, Hill: Separation risk over union duration: An immediate itch? WPSEI 3/2016 (Published in European Sociological Review)

Tanskanen, Antti.: Maternal health problems correlate with increased risk of early childhood injury in the UK. WPSEI 2/2016

Tanskanen, Antti, Erola, Jani & Kallio, Johanna: Parental resources, sibship size and educational performance in 20 countries: Evidence for the compensation model. WPSEI 1/2016 (Published in Cross-Cultural Research)


Kuivalainen, Susan & Erola, Jani: Swinging support? Economic cycles and changes in the public attitudes towards welfare recipients in Finland 1995–2010. WPSEI 8/2015  (Published in European Societies)

Karhula, Aleksi, Lehti, Hannu & Erola, Jani: Intergenerational scars? Long-term effect of parental unemployment during depression on socioeconomic achievement. WPSEI 7/2015. (Published in Research on Finnish Society)

Toivonen, Timo: Parental influence on book reading of children. WPSEI 6/2015.

Jalovaara, Marika & Fasang, Anette: Are there gender differences in family trajectories across educational groups in Finland? WPSEI 5/2015 (Published in Demographic Research.)

Lindblom, Taru & Mustonen, Pekka: Upholding symbolic boundaries through culinary dislikes: Exploring food tastes in Finland. WPSEI 4/2015. (Published in Social Science Information)

Saarinen, Arttu, Räsänen, Pekka & Kouvo, Antti: Two dimensions of trust in physicians in OECD-countries. WPSEI 3/2015. (Published in Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.)

Erola, Jani & Jalovaara, Marika: The Replaceable: The inheritance of paternal and maternal socioeconomic statuses in non-standard families. WPSEI 2/2015. (Published in  Social Forces.)

Toivonen, Timo: Spousal influence in time use: On book reading, highbrow culture attendance and computer use. WPSEI 1/2015. (Published in electronic International Journal of Time Use Research.)