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Artamonova, A. & Gillespie, B. J. (2023). Geographic proximity to siblings in older adulthood. Demographic Research. Vol 49.

Chapman, S, Danielsbacka, M., Tanskanen, A.O., Lahdenperä, M., Pettay, J. & Lummaa, V. (2023). Grandparental co-residence and grandchild survival: the role of resource competition in a pre-industrial population. Behavioral Ecology.

de Bel, V., Potarca, G., & Van Duijn, M. A. J. (2023). “Fault lines” and substitution in the family network: Three-generational, bi- lateral, and gendered contact patterns in divorced and non-divorced families. SocArXiv. August 24.

Drosinou, M., Palomäki, J., Kunnari, A., Koverola, M., Jokela, M., & Laakasuo, M. (2023). Modeling levels of eco-conscious awareness. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 113.

Golovina, K., Nitsche, N., Berg, V., Miettinen, A., Rotkirch, A. & Jokela, M. Birth cohort changes in fertility ideals: evidence from repeated cross-sectional surveys in Finland, European Sociological Review, 2023;, jcad048,

Hämäläinen, H., Tanskanen, A. O. & Danielsbacka, M. (2023). Who are ‘Multi-Helpers’? Profile of Older Adults Engaging in Multiple Help-Giving Activities. Journal of Population Ageing.

Iñiguez, G., Heydari, S., Kertész, J. & Saramäki, J. Universal patterns in egocentric communication networks. Nat Commun 14, 5217 (2023).

Jokela, M. & Laakasuo, M. (2023). Health trajectories of individuals who quit active religious attendance: analysis of four prospective cohort studies in the United States. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol.

Karhunen, O., Jokela, M., & Golovina, K. (2023). Associations between early family environment and fertility ideals. International Journal of Psychology.

Kauppi, J., Chapman, S., Pettay, J., Lahdenperä, M., Lummaa, V., & Loehr, J. (2023). Sex, age, and family structure influence dispersal behaviour after a forced migration. Evolutionary Human Sciences, 5, E21.

Lahdenperä, M., Galante, L., Gonzales-Inca, C., Vahtera, J., Pentti, J., Rautava, S., Käyhkö, N., Yonemitsu, C., Gupta, J., Bode, L. & Lagström, H. (2023). Residential green environments are associated with human milk oligosaccharide diversity and composition. Scientific Reports 13:216.

Nitsch, A., Faurie, C. & Lummaa, V. Sibling competition, dispersal and fitness outcomes in humans. Scientific Reports 13, 7539 (2023).

Pettay, J.E., Danielsbacka, M., Helle, S. et al. Parental Investment by Birth Fathers and Stepfathers. Hum Nat (2023).

Sakkeus, L., Schwanitz, K., Abuladze, L. & Rudissaar, U. (2023). Life-course Factors and Later Life Health in Eastern and Western Europe. Comparative Population Studies, 48, 231−260.

Sundvall, J., Drosinou, M., Hannikainen, I., Elovaara, K., Halonen, J., Herzon, V., Kopecký, R., Jirout Košová, M., Koverola, M., Kunnari, A., Perander, S., Saikkonen, T., Palomäki, J., & Laakasuo, M. (2023). Innocence over utilitarianism: Heightened moral standards for robots in rescue dilemmas. European Journal of Social Psychology, 00, 1– 26.

Tambellini, E., Danielsbacka, M. & Rotkirch A. (2023). Do Working and Parenting Trajectories Influence Retirement Timing? Evidence From Spain, Using a Sequence Analysis Approach and Focusing on Women. Work, Aging and Retirement.

Tanskanen, A.O., Danielsbacka, M., Hämäläinen, H. (2023). Child-Rearing: Gender Roles. In: Shackelford, T.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sexual Psychology and Behavior. Springer, Cham.

Tanskanen, A.O., Helle, S. & Danielsbacka, M. (2023). Differential grandparental investment when maternal grandmothers are living versus deceased. Biology Letters, 19 (5).

Tuominen, M., Kilpi-Jakonen, E., García Velázquez, R., Castaneda, A. & Kuusio, H. (2023). Building social capital in a new home country. A closer look into the predictors of bonding and bridging relationships of migrant populations at different education levels, Migration Studies, 2023; mnad022.

Tuominen, M.& Tikkanen, J. (2023). Adolescent social capital: An intergenerational resource? Journal of Adolescence, 1–15.

Ukonaho S., Chapman S. N., Briga M., and Lummaa V. Grandmother presence improved grandchild survival against childhood infections but not vaccination coverage in historical FinnsProc. R. Soc. B.290: 20230690.


Danielsbacka, M., Tanskanen, A.O. & Billari, F.C. (2022). Meeting online and family-related outcomes: evidence from three German cohorts. Journal of Family Studies, 28: 4, 1390-1415.

Danielsbacka, M., Tammisalo, K. & Tanskanen, A.O. (2022). Digital and traditional communication with kin: displacement or reinforcement? Journal of Family Studies, 28.

Danielsbacka, Mirkka, Lenka Křenková, and Antti O. Tanskanen (2022). ”Grandparenting, health, and well-being: A systematic literature review.” European Journal of Ageing.

Gietel-Basten S, Rotkirch A, Sobotka T. Changing the perspective on low birth rates: why simplistic solutions won’t work.

Helle, S., Tanskanen, A.O., Pettay, J.E. et al. (2022). The interplay of grandparental investment according to the survival status of other grandparent types. Sci Rep 12, 14390.

Helle Samuli., Antti O. Tanskanen, David A. Coall and Mirkka Danielsbacka (2022). Matrilateral bias of grandparental investment in grandchildren persists despite the grandchildren’s adverse early life experiences. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 289.

Heydari, S., Huang, Z., Hiraoka, T., Ponce de León Chávez, A., Ala-Nissila, T., Leskelä, L., Kivelä, M. & Saramäki, J. (2022). Estimating inter-regional mobility during disruption: Comparing and combining different data source. Travel Behaviour and Society, 31, 93-105.

Laakasuo, M., Palomäki, J., Kunnari, A., Rauhala, S., Drosinou, M., Halonen, J., Lehtonen, N., Koverola, M., Repo, M., Sundvall, J., Visala, A., & Francis, K. B. (2022). Moral psychology of nursing robots: Exploring the role of robots in dilemmas of patient autonomy. European Journal of Social Psychology, 00, 121.

Marois, G., Rotkirch, A., & Lutz, W. (2022). Future population ageing and productivity in Finland under different education and fertility scenarios. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research, 56, 137–160.

Nisén, J., Jalovaara, M., Rotkirch, A. & Gissler, M. (2022). Fertility recovery despite the COVID-19 pandemic in Finland? Finnish Journal of Social Research

Rickard, I.J., Vullioud, C., Rousset, F. et al. Mothers with higher twinning propensity had lower fertility in pre-industrial Europe. Nat Commun 13, 2886 (2022).

Savelieva K., Jokela M. & Rotkirch A. (2022). Reasons to Postpone Childbearing during Fertility Decline in Finland. Marriage & Family Review. DOI:

Tammisalo K, Rotkirch A. (2022). Effects of information and communication technology on the quality of family relationships: A systematic review. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Tammisalo Kristiina, Mirkka Danielsbacka, E. Andersson and Antti O. Tanskanen (2022). Predictors of Social Media Use in Two Family Generations. Frontiers in Sociology. 6:813765. 

Tanskanen, A.O., Danielsbacka, M., Hämäläinen, H. (2023). Child-Rearing: Gender Roles. In: Shackelford, T.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sexual Psychology and Behavior. Springer, Cham.

Tanskanen, A., Hämäläinen, H., Arpino, B., & Danielsbacka, M. (2022). Prosocial activity in later life: Are informal help and care associated with volunteering and charity? Ageing and Society, 1-36.

Tanskanen, Antti O., Mirkka Danielsbacka, and Anna Rotkirch (2021). ”Kin detection cues and sibling relationship quality in adulthood: The role of childhood co-residence duration and maternal perinatal association.” Evolution and Human Behavior42:6, 481–490.

Tanskanen, A.O. & Danielsbacka, M. (Eds.) (2022). Research Topic: Family and Extended Kin. Frontiers in Sociology, 7.

Tanskanen, A.O. & Danielsbacka, M. (2022). Editorial: Family and Extended Kin. Frontiers in Sociology, 7.

Working papers


de Bel, V., Potarca, G., & van Duijn, M. A. (2023, August 24). “Fault lines” and substitution in the family network: Three-generational, bi-lateral and gendered contact patterns in divorced and non-divorced families.

Hämäläinen, H., Tanskanen, A.O., Pettay, J. & Danielsbacka, M. (2023). Step-gap in Upward Support Regarding Biological Relatedness and Childhood Co-residence Duration. INVEST Working Papers, 73/2023. SocArXiv.

Tammisalo, K., Danielsbacka, M., Tanskanen, A.O. & Arpino, B. (2023). Social media contact with kin and happiness in two generations. INVEST Working Papers 70/2023.

Tanskanen Antti O., Samuli Helle, Mirkka Danielsbacka (2023). Differential grandparental investment when maternal grandmothers are dead vs alive. INVEST Working Papers, 67/2023.

Tanskanen A.O., Metsä-Simola, N., Volotinen, L., Danielsbacka, M., Martikainen, P. & Remes, H. (2023). Maternal illness and childhood injuries in Finland. SocArXiv. INVEST Working Papers, 74/2023.


Helle Samuli, Antti O. Tanskanen, David A. Coall, Gretchen Perry, Martin Daly, Mirkka Danielsbacka (2022). ”Investment by maternal grandmother buffers children against the impacts of adverse early life experiences: A causal analysis based on instrumental variable regression”. INVEST Working Paper. SocArXiv. 59/2022.

Hämäläinen, Hans, Antti O. Tanskanen, and Mirkka Danielsbacka. 2022. “The Profile of “super-helpers”? Findings from the Generational – Transmissions in Finland Survey” INVEST Working Paper 48/2022. SocArXiv.

Kääriäinen Juha, Mirkka Danielsbacka, Antti O. Tanskanen (2022). Attitudes towards filial responsibility between 2001 and 2017 in Europe. INVEST Working Papers, 61/2022.

Mäki, M., Hägglund, A. E., Rotkirch, A., Kulathinal, S., Myrskylä, M. Stable marital histories predict happiness and health across educational groups. MPIDR Working Paper WP-2022-035, 41 pages. Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (December 2022)

Nisén, Jessica, Marika Jalovaara, Anna Rotkirch, and Mika Gissler. 2022. “Fertility Recovery Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic in Finland?.” INVEST Working Paper 50/2022 SocArXiv.

Tanskanen, Antti O., Hans Hämäläinen, and Mirkka Danielsbacka. 2022. Prosocial engagement among older Finns: Are informal help and care associated with volunteering and charity? INVEST Working Paper 45/2022. SocArXiv.

Tuominen, Minna,  Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina, Garcia-Velázquez, Regina, Castaneda, Anu & Kuusio Hannamaria (2022). “Building ties in a new home country: A closer look into the social network characteristics of foreign-born populations”. INVEST Working Paper 49/2022. SocArXiv.

Other publications

Artamonova, Alyona (2023). Who lives close to siblings in later life? Science leak -article 5/2023. Helsinki: Väestöliitto, Population Research Institute. Available: