Conference Programme


Educarium building.


16.00 Turku city walk tour
Meeting point: Aurakatu 2

18.00 Welcome reception
Aurum, University of Turku (Henrikinkatu 2)
(sparkling wine and small snacks served)


Place: Educarium, University of Turku (Assistentinkatu 5)

9.00–9.30 Registration, Educarium entrance hall (coffee available)

9.30–9.40 Opening words: Jani Erola, Flagship captain (Lecture hall: Edu 1 )

9.40-10.00 Open Science: We need each other! Lydia Laninga-Wijnen, Senior Research Fellow, INVEST Research Flagship Centre, Open Science Turku Community coordinator

10.00–11.00 Keynote: Welfare and education in the age of cloud empires | Vili Lehdonvirta, Professor of Economic Sociology and Digital Social Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. (Lecture hall: Edu 1)

11.00–12.30 Lunch break

12.30–14.00 Parallel sessions 1–5

Parallel sessions

1. Youth disadvantages
2. Work and care arrangements
3. Equity, ethics and employment in digital technology
4. Migration and migrant population
5. Interventions

14.00–14.30 Coffee Break

14.30–16.00 Parallel sessions 6–10

Parallel sessions

6. Parenting and child well-being
7. Social experiments I
8. Social inequalities and standard of living
9. Social welfare system and policy research
10. Inequality in learning

16.00–16.15 Coffee break

16.15–17.45 Parallel sessions 11–15

Parallel sessions

11. Open science
12. Digital interventions and mental health
13. Impacts of economic and educational contraction
14. Family background effects
15. Social aspects of digital technology

19.00 Dinner
Restaurant Hamburger Börs (Kauppiaskatu 6)

22.00 After Science
Brewery Restaurant Koulu (Eerikinkatu 18)


Place: Educarium, University of Turku (Assistentinkatu 5)

9.00–9.30 Registration, Educarium entrance hall (coffee available)

9.30–10.30 Keynote: Digital treaments for pediatric anxiety disorders: Current status and future directions | Eva Serlachius, Adjunct Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Karolinska Institutet (Lecture hall: Edu 1)

10.30–12.00 Parallel sessions 16–19

Parallel sessions

16. Family formation: antecedents and consequences
17. Register-based research in health
18. Social experiments II
19. Stress and health

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.30 Parallel sessions 20–24

Parallel sessions

20. Cross-cultural research on mental health
21. Genetics
22. Peer relations
23. Covid-19 and wellbeing
24. Parental Leave and Work-Family Dynamics

Parallel sessions 1–5

Time: Thursday 16 May 12.30–14.00

1. Youth disadvantages (Edu341)

Chair: Katri Aaltonen

Markus Laaninen: Duration of child home care allowance period and school success – differences by family background and origins

Essi Alroth: Circumstances, actors, and local governance of NEET youth services in Finland

Janne Salminen: Parental resources and child`s NEET status by sex

Kaisa Elovaara: The role of cognitive sophistication and epistemic curiosity in science attitudes

2. Work and care arrangements (Edu3)

Chair: Mia Hakovirta

Mikko Niemelä: Measuring the standard of living in shared care families – challenges and insights

Milla Salin: Children’s physical custody arrangements and mothers’ employment patterns in 12 European countries

Anne Solaz: Does diffusion mean democratization of joint physical custody? Evidence from Europe

3. Equity, ethics and employment in digital technology (Pub431)

Chair: Esa Karonen

Benta Mbare: Digitalisation and platformisation: Psychosocial inequalities of algorithmic management of food delivery platform work in Finland

Stephan Bischof: Which skills pay the bills? How mismatches in different skill domains affect wages and the special relevance of ICT

Susanne Uusitalo: Ethical Reflections on the Values of the Finnish Metaverse Strategy

Basharat Hussain: Making brain health technologies inclusive for minority ethnic groups in the UK

4. Migration and migrant population (Edu155)

Chair: Elina Kilpi-Jakonen

Frank Ojwang: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Residence Permit Appeals at the Administrative Courts of Finland: Acquiescence of Legalized Structural and Institutional Judicial Injustices

Patricia Mcmullin: The income and employment consequences of migration for partner co-residence

Samuli Tikkanen: Large Language Models in Quantitative Data Analysis: Examining Attitudes towards Immigrants in Europe using European Social Surveys

Waseem Haider: Investigating Migrants’ Labor Market trajectories: Does hospitalisation explain the employment and earnings gap between Western and non-Western migrants?

5. Interventions (Edu kh 441)

Chair: Christina Salmivalli

Nese Saruhan: How cognitive training with neurofeedback assists in improving attention deficit problems in the organization

Sanna Herkama: Promoting program fidelity of a school-based program by providing tailored support to schools

Reeta Kankaanpää: Factor scores over sum scores: worth the trouble? The effect of measurement model choice on the effectiveness of an intervention

Anna-Marie Paavonen: Self-rehabilitation emphasises the client’s active role and participation in rehabilitation

Parallel sessions 6–10

Time: Thursday 16 May 14.30–16.00

6. Parenting and child well-being (Edu341)

Chair: Subina Upadhaya

Giacomo Vagni: Comparing Intensive Parenting Ideology in the US and UK: A Google Books Ngram Analysis and its Relationship to Maternal Childcare Time Trends

Sharon Shikanga: Home-Based Parental Involvement on Education Outcomes among migrant children in Europe: An Examination of Varied Family Structures.

Kaisa Mishina: BePresent internet-based universal parenting program for child´s behavior and daily life situations

Leo Röhlke: Changes in adolescents’ time spent on enrichment activities after acquiring their first mobile phone. Evidence from longitudinal time-use data.

7. Social experiments I (Edu3)

This session is hosted by INVESThub group. There will be a short, couple minutes  introduction of the hub in the beginning of the session

Chair: Esther Mbih

Atte Oksanen: Digital communication tools at work: Cross-national and longitudinal European perspectives on occupational well-being

Anniina Kaittila & Hanna Mielismäki: Encountering technology facilitated abuse in social and healthcare practices

İlayda Tüter: Traditional Education versus Digital Education: Can Technology Tackle Social Inequalities?

8. Social inequalities and standard of living (Pub431)

Chair: Mikko Niemelä

Hector Bahamonde: Power To The People: Rising Inequality Levels and the Case of the Finns Party in Finland

Laura Heiskala: Social stratification in experienced agency during the green transition

Xiao Zhang: Cross-national Research on Adolescent Mental Health Problems in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Systematic Review

9. Social welfare system and policy research (Edu155)

Chair: Johanna Lammi-Taskula

Vito De Sandi: A Proposal for an Excessivist Social Welfare Ordering

Luiz de Andrade: Unintended, Unequal Hybrid Service Systems: the Presence of Despachantes in Brazilian Social Security

Pasi Moisio: An Ideational Policy Analysis of How the Universal Benefit Reform Emerged in Finland Utilizing Large Language Models

Ilari Ilmakunnas: Who responds to financial incentives? Evidence from a natural experiment in the Finnish pension system

Heta Pöyliö: The Subjective Perspective of Social Investment – The Wellbeing Returns to Capacitating and Compensating Social Policy

10. Inequality in learning (Edu kh 441)

Chair: Hannu Lehti

Markus Laaninen: Exploring the Gender and Socio-economic differences in the relationship between School Belonging and Learning Outcomes: A Social Capital Perspective

Giorgia Zotti: Estimating Literacy Inequality of Opportunity In Sub-Saharan Africa: a Cohorts Analysis

Rona Geffen: Technological change and social inequality in online education at home: New empirical evidence from OECD countries

Sofia Ercolanoni: Longitudinal effect of early digital experiences on standardized learning outcomes during school career

David Reimer: Exploring Seasonal Variation and Inequality in Reading Speed Growth: Insights from Intensive Longitudinal Digital Trace Data

Parallel sessions 11–15

Time: Thursday 16 May 16.15–17.45

11. Open science (Pub431)

Chair: Lydia Laninga-Wijnen

Josefina Sipinen: From Convergence to Collision: The Intergenerational Transmission of Political Values in Highly Politicized Families

Lydia Laninga-Wijnen: Feeling Better Now?! The Role of Being Defended in the Daily Mood of Victims of Bullying

Tae Kyeong Yun: Does Gender Status Bias Carry Over from In-Person to Virtual Interaction?


12. Digital interventions and mental health (Edu155)

Chair: Ana Ortin Peralta

Sonja Tuomisto: Telerehabilitation in psychotherapy: The Finnish outpatient setting

Tarja Korpilahti-Leino: Stronger together – developing an evidence based iCBT intervention for antenatal depression

Mari Lahti: Bridging the Gap in Maternal Mental Health: The eMAMA Project in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mari Berglund: Antenatal Depression – A Randomized Controlled Trial and Biomarker Study “Stronger Together”

13. Impacts of economic and educational contraction (Edu341)

Chair: Heta Pöyliö

Alberto Fabra: Sociodemographic Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Spain: A Comparative Journey Through Time Using AROPE

Esa Karonen: Dissertation: Life Course Perspective on Economic Shocks and Income Inequality

Ryan Gibbons: Secondary effects during periods of economic contraction

Lotta Lintunen: Where does the pipe leak? Educational contraction and the role of educational transitions in Finland

14. Family background effects (Edu3)

Chair: Jani Erola

Emmi Lehtinen: Working title: Social Capital, Social Background and Employment. A Systematic Review.

Jani Erola: Unique and shared family background effects in intergenerational attainment

Hannu Lehti: School socioeconomic status composition and educational achievement: does gender and family background play a role?

Juuso Repo: Evolving Patterns of Academic Resilience and School Engagement: A Study of Nordic Countries from PISA 2018 to 2022

Krzysztof Czaderny: Protective Effect of Social Support on the Intergenerational Transmission of Health Adversities

15. Social aspects of digital technology (Edu kh 441)

Chair: Antti Tanskanen

Waseem Haider: Exploring the influence of religiosity and cultural conservatism on digital privacy concerns using longitudinal data from five Arab countries

Pauline Norris: Exploring the social context of Big Data production

Anu Sirola: The Dark Side of the Web: A social psychological investigation of dark web users

Kristiina Tammisalo: The Role of Family Relationships in Digital Divides (Results and conclusions from a PhD thesis)


Parallel sessions 16–19

Time: Friday 17 May 10.30–12.00

16. Family formation: antecedents and consequences (Pub431)

This session is hosted by FLUX consortium

Chair: Marika Jalovaara

Sanna Kailaheimo-Lönnqvist: Depression and family formation

Jessica Nisén: Gender Differences in the Timing and Chances of Parenthood across Regions

Julia Hellstrand: More Education and Fewer Children? The Contribution of Educational Enrollment and Attainment to the Fertility Decline in Norway

Liili Abuladze: Family Formation Histories and Social-Emotional Loneliness in Middle-Age: Exploring Gender and Country Differences


17. Register-based research in health (Edu341)

Chair: Anne Abio

Riku Perhonniemi: Having consecutive sickness allowance spells based on alternating illnesses in Finland

Zahra Kafami: Time trends in incidence, socio-demographic risk factors and comorbidities for ASD among children and adolescents in Finland: FIPS-A study

Katri Aaltonen: Register-data based quality indicators for outpatient prescribing: A systematic scoping review

Jukka Laaksonen: How health-related work capacity limitations are associated with labor market and health related outcomes?

Tiia Ståhlberg: The use of medications in child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient care – A Finnish nationwide repeated cross-sectional study

18. Social experiments II (Edu3)

This session is hosted by INVESThub group. There will be a short, couple minutes  introduction of the hub in the beginning of the session.

Chair: Francesco Pompedda

Kirsi Peltonen, Sanni Aalto & Joosu Soosalu: Cognitive-, Social- and Mental Health- Functions of Refugee Children – Screening and Supportive Actions at School

Florencia Olivares: The impact of digital skills training courses on unemployed women: A field experiment in Catalonia

Malin Kinnunen: Successful implementation strategies of the internet-based and telephone-assisted parent training for parents of 4-year-old children with disruptive behavior.

19. Stress and health (Edu155)

Chair: Henri Salokangas

Henri Salokangas: Does psychological resilience protect against psychiatric morbidity in stressful times? Evidence from health shocks

Marta Facchini: How does parents’ employment uncertainty affect infant health? Patterns and mechanisms in France.

Sanju Silwal: Mental health consequences for adolescents of the Russian invasion of Ukraine- protocol of Ukraine time-trend study

Raimo Salokangas: Childhood adversities associate with alexithymia features. Results of a prospective population study

Parallel sessions 20–24

Time: Friday 17 May 13.15–14.45

20. Cross-cultural research on mental health (Edu155)

Chair: Minja Westerlund

Mari Lahti: Interested in Becoming a Public Mental Health Expert? Join the New Master’s Degree Programme in Public Mental Health!

Yuko Mori: Unmet need for mental health care among adolescents in Asia and Europe

Minja Westerlund: RECONNECTED: CEMA Study protocol (Finland)

Sonja Gilbert: Global Child and Adolescent Mental Health Study: school-survey of 13-16-year-olds in 32 countries across four continents

21. Genetics (Pub431)

Chair: Marie-Pier Larose

Marie-Pier Larose: How do genetic predispositions for mental health problems associate with academic achievement? A developmental perspective using two population-based cohorts.

Arno Van Hootegem: Effects of offspring and parental genetic risk for depression on educational achievement among adolescents

Simo Arhippainen: Genetic and environmental effects of mental health and cognitive abilities in social disadvantage outcomes

Charles Ng’iendo: Do genetic factors play a discernible role in shaping labour market outcomes? Exploring insights from the INVEST-Full Population Data

22. Peer relations (Edu341)

Chair: Sanna Herkama

Claire Garandeau: Do Vulnerable Children Run the Same Risk of Becoming Victimized in all Classrooms? Putting to the Test a Vulnerability-by-Context Model

Daniela Victoria Chávez: The Role of Peer Acceptance and Rejection in the Development of Prosocial Behavior in Early Adolescence

Daniel Graf: Short Forms Broad Insights: Validating Compact Measures of Rage, Revenge, Reward, and Fun in Offline and Online Contexts

Tiina Turunen: Is bullying perpetration in middle childhood associated with academic and psychological, and social adjustment in adolescence?

Esther Bernasco: Emotion co-regulation processes within adolescent friendships: A qualitative study

23. Covid-19 and wellbeing (Edu kh 441)

Chair: Aki Koivula

Johanna Kaakinen: Conspiracy Beliefs about COVID-19: Results from a Population Survey in Finland

XU Zhong: Childhood adversity and mental health of the elderly during COVID-19 Pandemic: the moderating effect of age

Merita Mesiäislehto: Impact of COVID-19 on economic well-being of families with children and the role of social protection in mitigating the impacts in 21 European countries

Anne Abio: Fatigue among adolescents in a Finnish Sample; a pre and post covid comparison using cross-sectional survey data

24. Work-Family Dynamics and Time use (Edu3)

Chair: Katrin Schwanitz

Mari Anttila: Work–Life Conflict Among European Parents: The Roles of Family Policies, Work Culture, and Job-Related Characteristics

Satu Helske: Heterogeneous workplace peers effects in fathers’ uptake of parental leave in Finland

Anna Hägglund: ‘All for one and one for all?’ Do wage effects of fathers’ parental leave uptake vary by male coworkers’ use of parental leave in Finland?

Eetu Marttila: The Impact of Online Community Ties on Problematic Social Media Use: A Longitudinal Study

Simon Chapman: Workplace characteristics and fathers’ family leave uptake in Finland