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Senior Research Fellow, INVEST flagship
Academy Research Fellow


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Areas of expertise

Family Policy
Child Maintenance and Child Support Policy
Child poverty
Lone parenthood


I completed my MA at the University of Tampere (1994) and did my PhD at the University of Turku (2006). My doctoral dissertation explores employment and incomes of lone mothers in different welfare states. I have worked as a post-doctoral fellow project funded by the Academy of Finland (2009-2011). The project focused on child maintenance policies and child poverty. I have been involved in two projects investigating economic inequality and poverty in childhood. Currently, I work as Academy Research Fellow in project focusing on complex families and child support policy (2016-2021). I have been a visiting scholar at the Norwegian Social Research Center, Social Policy Research Center (SPRU) at the University of York (UK), Rutgers University (USA), University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA) and as Endeavour Scholar in RMIT University, Melbourne (Australia).


My Academy Research Fellow project focuses on complex families and child support policy from the comparative perspective (2016-2021).


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Lähisuhdeväkivalta koronapandemian aikana (2021)

Kaittila Anniina, Husso Marita, Hietamäki Johanna, Äärelä Eveliina, Peltonen Joonas, Tuominen Jarno, Hakovirta Mia, Ewalds Hanna, Karhinen-Soppi Anu
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