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Mia
Hakovirta
University Lecturer, Social Policy
Academy Research Fellow, Social Policy
Dr. Academy Research Fellow

Contact

+358 29 450 2183
+358 40 751 1168
Assistentinkatu 7
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

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

Biography

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).

Research

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

Publications

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