I am Research Professor and Director of the Population Research Institute at Väestöliitto, the Family Federation of Finland. I am also a Docent at the University of Helsinki, where I teach and provide thesis supervision, and have served as the governmental Rapporteur on demography.
In my research I aim to combine social and biological approaches to the study of human behaviour, promoting the integration of life history and life course theories in human behavioural sciences. Ongoing research focus on childbearing behaviour, and on couple relations in older age. I value science popularisation and regularly lecture for lay audiences and write newspaper columns.
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