• Unioninkatu 35 (P.O. Box 18)

    00014 University of Helsinki

    Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Population Research Unit (PRU) is a section in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki in Finland.

The research of the unit covers a wide range of topics from the analyses of mortality, health and ageing to family demography, social mobility and social exclusion. In addition to studies focusing on the Finnish society many studies are conducted in international collaboration with colleagues from other European countries, East-Asia and the United States. The Population Research Unit focuses on quantitative research and uses extensively Finnish longitudinal register data as well as survey questionnaires, clinical data and their different combinations from various countries.

The unit collaborates with doctoral seminar Population, Health and Living Conditions (a sub-programme of the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences) that focuses on advanced quantitative social research. The unit forms an integral part of the cross-disciplinary Centre for Population, Health and Society that received the highest recognition in the latest research and doctoral training assessment exercise at the University of Helsinki. The head of the Population Research Unit is Pekka Martikainen, Professor of Demography.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects

Terveystapojen ja unen yhteydet - pitkittäistutkimus

Piirtola, M., Kaprio, J., Hublin, C., Latvala, A., Silventoinen, K., Ropponen, A. & Svedberg, P.

01/09/2017 → …

Project: Research project

Protestant Roots of Finnish National Identities

Sinnemäki, K., Portman, A., Nelson, R., Karlsson, F., Pirttilä-Backman, A., Sumiala, J., Knuutila, J., Laine, E., Laine, T., Saarinen, R., Pessi, A. B., Lauha, A., Stenius, H., Meinander, H., Pihlström, S., Helkama, K., Hakkarainen, M., Slotte, P., Ahlholm, M., Kivistö, S., Räsänen, A., Saarikivi, J., Tolonen, M., Kantola, A., Martikainen, P., Hurri, S., Finell, E., Mangeloja, E., Tilli, J., Markkola, P., Ketola, K., Rentto, J., Partti, H., Huhta, I., Niemi, H., Kuningas, J., Huttunen, N., Ahonen, P. & Ihalainen, P.

19/08/2014 → …

Project: Research project

Sisällissodan pitkäaikaiset ja ylisukupolviset vaikutukset

Liski, V., Santavirta, T., Myrskylä, M. & Jokipii, I.

01/07/2014 → …

Project: Research project

Population Research Unit

Sirniö, O., Moustgaard, H., Jalovaara, M., Nisén, J., Mäenpää, E., Mäki, N., Valkonen, T., Silventoinen, K., Shemeikka, R., Metsä-Simola, N., Martikainen, P., Leinonen, T., Herttua, K., Einiö, E., Remes, H., Tarkiainen, L., Kilpi, F., Aittomäki, A., Aaltonen, S., Jelenkovic, A., Komp-Leukkunen, K., Mikkonen, J., Korhonen, K. & Yang, L.

01/01/2012 → …

Project: Research project

Publications

A closer look at labour market status and crime among a general population sample of young men and women

Ramakers, A., Aaltonen, M. & Martikainen, P., Mar 2020, In : Advances in Life Course Research. 43, 10 p., 100322.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

All-time low period fertility in Finland: Demographic drivers, tempo effects, and cohort implications

Hellstrand, J. I. S., Nisén, J. & Myrskylä, M., 12 May 2020, In : Population Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Cognitive impairment in the U.S.: Lifetime risk, age at onset, and years impaired

Hale, J. M., Schneider, D. C., Mehta, N. K. & Myrskylä, M., 31 Mar 2020, In : SSM - Population Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Activities

Behavior Genetics (Journal)

Karri Silventoinen (Reviewer)
9 Apr 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (Journal)

Karri Silventoinen (Reviewer)
30 Jan 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases (Journal)

Karri Silventoinen (Reviewer)
10 Mar 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics (Journal)

Karri Silventoinen (Reviewer)
14 Feb 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

International Journal of Cardiology (Journal)

Karri Silventoinen (Reviewer)
10 Feb 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Prizes

Vuoden liikuntalääketieteellinen tutkimus 2019

Sari Aaltonen (Recipient), 13 Nov 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards