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Researcher, Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Kela. Helsinki


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Hi, welcome to my homepage! I’m a senior researcher at the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Kela, and a Ph.D. in economics from Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics. I also work as a project research in FLUX (Family Formation in Flux – Causes, Consequences and Possible Futures) at Åbo Akademi University.

My research interests include family policies and their (sometimes unintended) effects. For example, how parental leaves and childcare subsidies affect families’ choices. I also study how childbirth affects earnings, the wage gap between women and men, and gender differences in the labor market.

Research fields and interests:

  • Labour Economics, Family Economics, Population Economics
  • Health Economics, Public Economics

Contact me at tapio.rasanen@kela.fi


Aug 29, 2023 My doctoral dissertation is published! I succesfully defended my doctoral dissertation, Empirical Studies on Family Economics, at JSBE Link to release (in Finnish).
Mar 31, 2023 Date is set: I defend my doctoral dissertation in Economics “Empirical Studies on Family Economics” next August: Link to JSBE calendar.
Dec 17, 2022 Follow me at Mastodon
Dec 15, 2022 Homepages are almost complete!

selected publications

  1. Sosiaaliturvan stressitesti
    Tapio Räsänen, Signe Jauhiainen, and Marjo Pyy-Martikainen
    May 2021
  2. Back to work or stay at home? Family policies and maternal employment in Finland
    Eva Österbacka, and Tapio Räsänen
    Journal of Population Economics Jul 2022
  3. The gendered impacts of the Covid-19 crisis in Finland and the effectiveness of the policy responses
    Merita Mesiäislehto, Anna Elomäki, Johanna Närvi, Miska Simanainen, and 2 more authors
    Jul 2022
  4. Subsidizing private childcare in a universal regime
    Tapio Räsänen, and Eva Österbacka
    Review of Economics of the Household May 2023