Publications

Publications, submitted papers and recent conference presentations

Marika Jalovaara, 16 October 2020

Citations: Total number of citations: 1963 (Google Scholar)

Recent invited talks

The Finnish Parliament

Jalovaara, Marika. Syntyvyyden muutokset ja perheenmuodostuksen eriarvoisuus. [Fertility developments and inequalities in family formation]. Invited talk for the Green Party parliamentary group (STN Saumakohtia-dialogi). 11 March 2020. Parliament House, Helsinki.

Syntyvyyden trendeistä ja niihin vaikuttavista tekijöistä [On fertility trends and the contributing factors]. Invited talk for the Centre Party parliamentary group (STN Saumakohtia-dialogi). 12 February 2020. Parliament House, Helsinki.

Syntyvyys ja eriarvoisuus [Fertility and inequality]. Invited talk for the National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) Parliamentary group, 6 November, Parliament House, Helsinki.

Conference keynote talks, plenary sessions

Family dynamics among Nordics. Keynote (‘intermezzo’) 13 June 2019 at the 21st Nordic Demographic Symposium, Reykjavik.

Jalovaara Marika & Anette Eva Fasang (2019). Family life courses, gender, and mid-life earnings. at the ISA RC28 Spring Meeting (plenary session), Frankfurt, 21–23 March 2019.

Scientific commentaries, panels

Discussant (on Emanuela Struffolino and Zachary Van Winkle: Parity transitions and in-work poverty across the life course in the US and Germany) at ‘Demography and Inequality’ Final workshop 22 November, 2019, WZB Berlin.

Keynote commentary at the Symposium ‘Reproductive justice, population control and econological sustainability’, 8 November 2019, Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki.

Support people. Presentation in panel ‘Supporting families to break the cycle of disadvantage. Key questions for evidence-based policy and practice’, DIAL mid-term conference, 7.6.2019, Turku.

Other recent invited scientific talks, international

Jalovaara Marika, Neyer Gerda, Andersson Gunnar, Dahlberg Johan, Dommermuth Lars, Fallesen Peter, and Lappegård Trude. Education, gender and cohort fertility in the Nordic countries. Published in European Journal of Population. Invited presentations at

  • the symposium ‘Family and Fertility over the Life Course in Europe’, 15–16 November 2018, University of St Andrews, and
  • the conference ‘Changing Gender inequalities, changing families?’, Leuven, Belgium 2018.
  • the PAA meeting 2018, Denver, the US.

Jalovaara Marika & Hill Kulu (published in Demographic Research): Homeownership after separation: A longitudinal analysis of Finnish register data. Invited presentation at the International Research and Policy Symposium on Family Changes and Housing Transitions in the Life Course. St Andrews, UK, 18–19 May 2017.

Other recent invited scientific talks, in Finland

Marika Jalovaara. Syntyvyys ja eriarvoisuus – kahtiajaot koulutusryhmittäin. Syntyvyystutkimuksen webinaari, ITLA ja Väestöliitto, 16.10.2020.

Marika Jalovaara. Syntyvyyden trendit ja kestävyys [Fertility trends and sustainability]. Sustainability is ME! University Session 1.10.2020, University of Turku.

Marika Jalovaara. Syntyvyys, demografia ja väestöstrategia [Fertility, demography, and population strategy]. Sitran kestävän talouspolitiikan johtamiskurssi, 22.9.2020, Helsinki.

Marika Jalovaara. Syntyvyyden pysyvät, uudenlaiset ja vahvistuvat sosioekonomiset erot [Persistent, new and increasing socioeconomic differences in fertility]. Lastensuojelun keskusliitto, Lapsi- ja perhepoliittinen neuvottelukunta 8 September 2020, Helsinki.

Marika Jalovaara (with Jani Erola). Mikä luo Suomeen eriarvoisuutta? 4.9.2020 at Tiedemarkkinat (‘Science Fair’) of University of Turku, Tiedelava, Itäinen Rantakatu, Turku.

Jalovaara, Marika. Syntyvyyden muutokset Suomessa [Fertility developments in Finland]. Eläketurvakeskus (Finnish Centre for Pensions) tutkimusseminaari: Vauvakato: syyt, seuraukset ja näkymät. 27 February 2020.

Jalovaara, Marika: Syntyvyys vajoaa – mistä on kyse ja mitä on edessä [Fertility is declining – What is it about and what is ahead?]. Keski-Suomen tulevaisuusfoorumi [Central Finland’s Future Forum] XCIII. University of Jyväskylä 19.11.2019.

Jalovaara, Marika: Syntyvyyden lasku ja eriarvoisuus [Fertility decline and the inequalities involved]. Invited talk for the INVEST steering group, 4 November, Logomo, Turku.

Syntyvyys ja eriarvoisuus. Invited presentation at Heideken Akatemia. 11 September 2019, Villa Marjaniemi, Turku.

Falling fertility and the inequalities involved (NEFER). Presentation at the joint TIAS (Turku Institute for Advanced Studies) and TAN (TIAS alumni network) meeting, 20 August 2019, Turku.

Falling fertility and the inequalities involved. Invited presentation at the INVEST Flagship launch event. 23.5.2019, Turku.

Syntyvyys, sukupuoli ja eriarvoisuus [Fertility, gender, and inequality]. Invited presentation at the Indirect stakeholder seminar “Kaikille samat mahdollisuudet — mutta miten?”. Helsinki, Musiikkitalo, 1 February 2019.

Syntyvyyden muutoksista ja vaikuttavista tekijöistä [Fertility developments and contributing factors]. Invited presentation at the Seminar on Fertility, Finnish Centre for Pensions (Eläketurvakeskus), Helsinki, Confederation of Finnish Industiries, 18 January 2019.

Jalovaara, Marika: Parisuhteista ja lastensaannista [Partnerships and childbearing]. Invited presentation at Women’s Hospital (Naistenklinikka) Friday Meeting, 19 October 2018.

Conference presentations

Jalovaara, Marika, Anneli Miettinen & Robert Lynch. Trends in cohort fertility in Finland: Persistent, emerging, and strengthening educational differences. Presented at AlpPop. January 19–22 2020, La Thuile, Italy.

Education, union pathways, and childlessness. Presented at Sosiologipäivät 28–29 March 2019, Turku, and 13 June 2019 at the 21st Nordic Demographic Symposium 2019, Reykjavík.

Jalovaara, Marika. Register-based research in Finland. SIMSAM workshop “New Developments in Register-based Demographic Research”, Stockholm, Sweden, June 11–12, 2015.

Erola Jani & Marika Jalovaara: A better parent? Family-dynamic social mobility and socioeconomic inheritance. Paper presented at the Divorce Conference 2014, Paris, 2–4 October 2014. Paper presented at the RC28 Summer Meeting 2015, Philadelphia, the US, 17–19 August 2015, and at the 39th Finnish demography seminar 6.–7.11.2014, Tvärminne, Finland.

Seminar presentations and hearings

Jalovaara, Marika. Explaining fertility changes and patterns in low-fertility societies. Lecture excerpt for Vienna University Faculty of Social Sciences. 4 June 2020 (online).

Under peer-review or revision

Kailaheimo, Sanna, Fasang Anette, Jalovaara Marika, Struffolino Emanuela (2020). Parental divorce homogamy and its effect on separation from cohabitation and marriage. Submitted, Demography.

Nitsche, Natalie, Trimarchi, Alessandra & Marika Jalovaara. Educational pairings, second births, and mechanisms. Submitted, Demography.
Paper presented at the PAA meeting 2018, Denver, the US, and at the 3rd Human Fertility Database Symposium, Vienna, Austria, December 2018.

Jalovaara, Marika, Andersson Linus, Miettinen Anneli (2020). Parity disparity: Educational differences in Nordic fertility across parities and number of reproductive partners. Conditional accept, Population Studies.
Paper presented (by MJ) for Vienna University Faculty of Social Sciences, 4 June 2020 (online), and (by MJ) at Turku Center for Welfare Research (TCWR) webinar, 11 June 2020.

Čapková, Klára & Marika Jalovaara: Educational disadvantages in single fatherhood and single motherhood family pathways. Submitted, Advances in Life Course Research.
Paper presented at the TITA WP2 meeting 21 April 2016, Stockholm, Sweden; at the Nordic Demographic Symposium 2017, Turku, Finland, and the 17th Conference for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce, 17–19 October 2019, Florence, Italy.

Morosow Kathrin & Marika Jalovaara (2019). Disadvantaging Single Parents? Effects of Long Family Leaves on Single and Partnered Mothers’ Labour Market Outcomes in Finland. Under revision.
Paper presented at PAA Meeting 2017, Chicago, the US, at the Nordic Demographic Symposium 2017, Turku, Finland, and at BSPS Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, the UK.

Härkönen Juho, Lappalainen Eevi & Marika Jalovaara (2019): Double disadvantage in a Nordic welfare state: A demographic analysis of the single mother employment gap in Finland, 1987–2011. 
Paper presented at the FamiliesAndSocieties Consortium Meeting, Madrid, Spain, January 14–16, 2015, at the RC28 Summer Meeting 2015, Philadelphia, the US 17–19 August 2015, and at the Divorce Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, 17–19 September 2015, and at PAA 2016 meeting, Washington, the US, 28 March–2 April 2016. 

A. Peer reviewed scientific articles

Comolli, Chiara, Neyer Gerda, Andersson Gunnar, Dommermuth Lars, Fallesen Peter, Jalovaara Marika, Jónsson Ari Klængur, Kolk Martin, Lappegard Trude (2019). Beyond the Economic Gaze: Childbearing during and after recessions in the Nordic countries. Forthcoming, European Journal of Population.

Morosow ​Kathrin, Marika Jalovaara & Juho Härkönen (forthcoming): Cash-for-care use and union dissolution in Finland. Journal of Marriage and Family.

Jalovaara, Marika (forthcoming). Erkanevia elämänkulkuja? Sosiaalisen aseman yhteys lasten perhemuotoihin [Diverging destinies? Socioeconomic differences in children’s family forms]. Kallio, Johanna & Mia Hakovirta (eds.): Lapsiperheiden köyhyys & huono-osaisuus, Vastapaino.

Solaz Anne, Jalovaara Marika, Kreyenfeld Michaela, Meggiolaro Silvia, Mortelmans Dimitri & Inge Pasteels (2018): Unemployment and divorce: Evidence from five European countries.  Journal of Family Research 32(1): 145–176.

Jalovaara, Marika & Michaela Kreyenfeld (2020). Childbearing across Partnerships in Finland and Germany. Mortelmans, Dimitri (ed.): Divorce in Europe, Springer series ‘European Studies of Population’.

Jalovaara Marika & Anette Eva Fasang (2019). Family life courses, gender, and mid-life earnings, European Sociological Review.
https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcz057

Miettinen, Anneli & Marika Jalovaara (2019). Unemployment delays parenthood but not for all. Life stage and educational differences in the effects of employment uncertainty on first births, Advances in Life Course Research.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.alcr.2019.100320

Schnor Christine & Marika Jalovaara (2019): The spread of non-marital childbearing and its link to educational expansion. Acta Sociologica. https://doi.org/10.1177/0001699319877922

Jalovaara Marika & Hill Kulu (2019): Homeownership after separation: A longitudinal analysis of Finnish register data. Demographic Research Vol 41, 847–872.

Jalovaara Marika & Gunnar Andersson (2018). Disparities in children’s family experiences by mother’s education: The case of Finland. ​Population Research and Policy Review, Vol 37(5): 751–768. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11113-018-9485-1.

Jalovaara Marika & Hill Kulu (2018). Union duration and union dissolution: An immediate itch? (2018). European Sociological Review 34(5):486–500. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcy017

Jalovaara Marika, Neyer Gerda, Andersson Gunnar, Dahlberg Johan, Dommermuth Lars, Fallesen Peter, and Lappegård Trude (2018). Education, gender and cohort fertility in the Nordic countries. ​European Journal of Population. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10680-018-9492-2.

Kreyenfeld, Michaela, Geisler Esther, Castro Martin Teresa, Hannemann Tina, Heintz-Martin Valerie, Jalovaara Marika, Meggiolaro Silvia, Mortelmans Dimitri, Pasteels Inge, Seiz Marta & Anne Solaz (2017). ”Social policies, separation, and second birth spacing in Western Europe”. Demographic Research 37: 1245–1274.

Jalovaara, Marika & Anette Eva Fasang (2017): From never-partnered to serial cohabitors: Union trajectories to childlessness. Demographic Research 36(55): 1703–1720.

Erola Jani & Marika Jalovaara (2016). The replaceable: the inheritance of paternal and maternal socioeconomic statuses in non-standard families. Social Forces 95(3): 971–995.

Jalovaara, Marika & Anette Eva Fasang (2015). Are there gender differences in family trajectories by education in Finland? Demographic Research 33(44): 1241–1256.

Mäenpää Elina & Marika Jalovaara (2015). Achievement replacing ascription? Changes in homogamy in education and social class origins in Finland. Advances in Life Course Research 26: 76–88.

Mäenpää Elina & Jalovaara, Marika (2014), Homogamy in socio-economic background and education and the dissolution of cohabiting unions, Demographic Research​ 30(65): 1769–1792.

Jalovaara Marika (2013). Perheet ja perhedynamiikka [Families and family dynamics]. In: Erola, Jani & Pekka Räsänen: Johdatus sosiologian perusteisiin [Introduction to the basics of sociology]. Helsinki: Gaudeamus. Pp. 150–167. (Used as a university-level learning material, and as an university entrance test material.)

Cooke Lynn, Erola Jani, Evertsson Marie, Gähler Michael, Härkönen Juho, Hewitt Belinda, Jalovaara Marika, Kan Man-Yee, Lyngstad Torkild, Mencarini Letitzia, Mignot Jean-Pierre, Mortelmans Dimitri, Poortman Anne-Rigt, Schmitt Christian & Heike Trappe (2013). “Labor and love: wives’ employment and divorce risk in its socio-political context”,Social Politics 20(4): 482–509.

Mäenpää Elina & Marika Jalovaara (2013). The effects of homogamy in socioeconomic background and education on the transition from cohabitation to marriage. Acta Sociologica 56(3): 247–263.

Jalovaara Marika (2013). Socioeconomic resources and the dissolution of cohabitations and marriages. European Journal of Population 29(2): 167–193.

Jalovaara Marika & Anneli Miettinen (2013). Does his paycheck also matter? The socioeconomic resources of co-residential partners and entry into parenthood in Finland. Demographic Research 28(31): 881–916.

Hoem Jan M., Jalovaara Marika & Cornelia Mureşan [equal contributions] (2012). Recent fertility patterns of Finnish women by union status: a descriptive account. Demographic Research​ 28(14): 409–420.

Jalovaara Marika (2012). Socio-economic resources and first-union formation in Finland, cohorts born 1969–81. Population Studies 66(1): 69–85.

Lyngstad Torkild & Marika Jalovaara (2010). A review of the antecedents of union dissolution. Demographic Research 23: 257–292.

Jalovaara Marika (2003). The joint effects of marriage partners’ socio-economic positions on the risk of divorce. Demography​ 40: 67–81.

Jalovaara Marika(2002). Socioeconomic differentials in divorce risk by duration of marriage. Demographic Research​ 7: 537–564.

Jalovaara Marika (2001). Socio-economic status and divorce in first marriages in Finland 1991–93. Population Studies 55: 119–33.

Valkonen Tapani, Martikainen Pekka, Jalovaara Marika, Koskinen Seppo, Martelin Tuija & Pia Mäkelä (2000). Changes in socioeconomic inequalities in mortality during an economic boom and recession among middle-aged men and women in Finland. European Journal of Public Health 10: 274–280.

Jalovaara Marika (2000). Divorce by family composition and socioeconomic status in Finnish first marriages. Yearbook of Population Research in Finland 36: 63–88.

B. Non-refereed scientific articles

Kailaheimo, Sanna, Fasang Anette, Jalovaara Marika, Struffolino Emanuela (2020). Parental divorce homogamy and its effect on separation from cohabitation and marriage. INVEST Working Papers 16/2020.

Nitsche, Natalie, Trimarchi, Alessandra & Marika Jalovaara. Couples’ educational pairings, selection into parenthood, and second birth progressions. MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-029.

Comolli, Chiara, Neyer Gerda, Andersson Gunnar, Dommermuth Lars, Fallesen Peter, Jalovaara Marika, Jónsson Ari Klængur, Kolk Martin, Lappegard Trude (2020). Beyond the Economic Gaze: Childbearing during and after recessions in the Nordic countries. INVEST Working Papers 13/2020.

Jalovaara, Marika, Andersson Linus, Miettinen Anneli (2020). Parity disparity: Educational differences in Nordic fertility across parities and number of reproductive partners. INVEST Working Papers 12/2020.

Čapková, Klára & Marika Jalovaara: Educational disadvantages in single fatherhood and single motherhood family pathways. Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2020: 08. (Working paper – Also submitted to Advances in Life Course Research).

Jalovaara, Marika (2019). Erkanevia elämänkulkuja? Sosiaalisen aseman yhteys lasten perhemuotoihin. Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues 7/2019.

Morosow Kathrin & Marika Jalovaara (2019). Disadvantaging Single Parents? Effects of Long Family Leaves on Single and Partnered Mothers’ Labour Market Outcomes in Finland. Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 20/2019.

Solaz Anne, Jalovaara Marika, Kreyenfeld Michaela, Meggiolaro Silvia, Mortelmans Dimitri & Inge Pasteels (2019): Unemployment and divorce: Evidence from five European countries. Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues 5/2019.

Comolli, Chiara, Neyer Gerda, Andersson Gunnar, Dommermuth Lars, Fallesen Peter, Jalovaara Marika, Jónsson Ari Klængur, Kolk Martin, Lappegard Trude (2019). Beyond the Economic Gaze: Childbearing during and after recessions in the Nordic countries. Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2019:16.

Jalovaara Marika & Anette Eva Fasang (2018). Gaps and gradients: Family life courses, gender, and mid-life earnings. Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues 10/2018.

Miettinen, Anneli & Marika Jalovaara (2018). Unemployment delays parenthood but not for all. Life stage and educational differences in the effects of employment uncertainty on first births. Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues 9/2018.

Jalovaara, Marika & Michaela Kreyenfeld (2018). Childbearing across Partnerships in Finland and Germany.  Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues  8/2018.

Jalovaara, Marika & Hill Kulu (2018). Homeownership after separation: A longitudinal analysis of Finnish register data. ​Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues​7/2018.

Morosow ​Kathrin, Marika Jalovaara & Juho Härkönen (2018). Cash-for-care use and union dissolution in Finland. Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 1918:18.

Jalovaara Marika, Neyer Gerda, Andersson Gunnar, Dahlberg Johan, Dommermuth Lars, Fallesen Peter, and Lappegård Trude (2017). Education, gender and cohort fertility in the Nordic countries. ​Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2017:6.

Holopainen, Jari, Helama Samuli, Jalovaara Marika & Timo Partonen (2017). Avioerohakemusten kuukausivaihtelu Suomessa vuosina 1994–2015 [Monthly variation in divorce filings in Finland 1994–2015]. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka 2/2017.

Schnor Christine & Marika Jalovaara (2017). The spread of non-marital childbearing and its link to educational expansion. Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues1/2017. Turku: TCWR.

Jalovaara Marika & Gunnar Andersson (2017). Disparities in children’s family experiences by mother’s education: The case of Finland. Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2017:22. (Final version published in Population Research and Policy Review.)

Jalovaara, Marika & Anette Eva Fasang (2016). From lone wolves to serial cohabitors: Union trajectories to childlessness. Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues18/2016. Turku: TCWR.

Härkönen Juho, Lappalainen Eevi & Marika Jalovaara (2016). Double disadvantage in a Nordic welfare state: A demographic analysis of the single mother employment gap in Finland, 1987–2011Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2016:11. 

Jalovaara Marika & Hill Kulu (2016). Union duration and union dissolution: an immediate itch? Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues 3/2016. Turku: TCWR.

Erola Jani & Marika Jalovaara (2015). The replaceable: the inheritance of paternal and maternal socioeconomic statuses in non-standard families. Working Papers on Social and Economic Issues 2/2015. Turku: TCWR. (Final version published in ​Social Forces.)

Hoem Jan M., Jalovaara Marika & Cornelia Mureşan (2011). Recent patterns in group-specific total fertility in Finland. Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2011:20.
Mäenpää Elina & Marika Jalovaara (2011): The effects of homogamy in socio-economic background and education on union dissolution: Divergent effects in cohabitations and marriages? Stockholm Research Reports in Demography 2011:18.

Kari Pitkänen & Marika Jalovaara (2007). Perheet ja perheenmuodostus [Families and family formation]. In: Koskinen Seppo, Martelin Tuija, Notkola Irma-Leena, Notkola Veijo, Pitkänen Kari, Jalovaara Marika, Mäenpää Elina, Ruokolainen Anne, Ryynänen Markku & Ismo Söderling (eds.): Suomen väestö. Helsinki: Gaudeamus. Pp. 115–167. (Used as university-level learning material.)

Koskinen Seppo, Jalovaara Marika & Tuija Martelin (2007). Demografiset mittaluvut [Demographic measures]. In: Koskinen Seppo, Martelin Tuija, Notkola Irma-Leena, Notkola Veijo, Pitkänen Kari, Jalovaara Marika, Mäenpää Elina, Ruokolainen Anne, Ryynänen Markku & Ismo Söderling (eds.): Suomen väestö. Helsinki: Gaudeamus. Pp. 23–40. (Used as university-level learning material.)

Valkonen Tapani, Pensola Tiina & Marika Jalovaara (1998). Peruskoulu-uudistuksen vaikutus sosiaaliryhmien välisiin eroihin ylioppilastutkinnon suorittamisessa [The effect of comprehensive school system reform on differences in educational achievement by social class]. In: Valkonen, T, S Koskinen & T Martelin (eds.): Rekisteriaineistot yhteiskunta- ja terveystutkimuksessa. Helsinki: Gaudeamus. Pp. 229–241.

Jalovaara Marika (1998). Sosiaalisen aseman vaikutus eronneiden miesten ja naisten uudelleenavioitumiseen [The effect of social position on remarriage after divorce]. In: Valkonen, Tapani, Seppo Koskinen & Tuija Martelin  (eds.): Rekisteriaineistot yhteiskunta- ja terveystutkimuksessa. Helsinki: Gaudeamus. Pp. 206–228.

Jalovaara Marika (1997). Avioerot 1990-luvun Suomessa [Divorces in Finland in the 1990s]. In: Alkio P, Söderling I & M Takoja (eds.): Väheneekö väki – paranevatko pidot?Helsinki: The Family Federation of Finland. Pp. 15–19.

Valkonen Tapani & Marika Jalovaara (1996). Kuolleisuus koulutusasteen mukaan 1987–95 [Mortality by educational attainment 1987–95]. Kuolemansyyt 1995, SVT Terveys 1996:5. Helsinki: Statistics Finland. Pp. 17–19 and 50–55.

Valkonen Tapani, Pensola Tiina & Marika Jalovaara (1996). Peruskoulu-uudistuksen vaikutus sukupuolten, alueiden ja sosiaaliryhmien välisiin eroihin perusasteen jälkeisessä koulutuksessa [The effect of the comprehensive school system reform on differences in educational attainment by sex, region and social class]. In: Jakku-Sihvonen, R, Lindström A & S Lipsanen (eds.): Toteuttaako peruskoulu tasa-arvoa? Arviointi 1/96. Helsinki: National Board of Education.

C. Scientific books (Monographs)

Published dissertation: Jalovaara Marika (2007). The effects of marriage partners’ socio-economic positions on the risk of divorce in Finland. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research, XLIII Supplement. Helsinki: The Family Federation of Finland.

Koskinen Seppo, Martelin Tuija, Notkola Irma-Leena, Notkola Veijo, Pitkänen Kari, Jalovaara Marika, Mäenpää Elina, Ruokolainen Anne, Ryynänen Markku & Ismo Söderling (eds. 2007). Suomen väestö [The Population of Finland]. Helsinki: Gaudeamus. [editing] . (Used  as university-level learning material.).

Publications intended for the general public

Erola Jani, Niemelä Mikko, Sirniö Outi, Kailaheimo-Lönnqvist Sanna, Heiskala, Laura, Jalovaara Marika, Salonen Laura & Niko Eskelinen (2020). Koronakriisin vaikutukset lasten ja nuorten oppimiseen koulutukseen ja hyvinvointiin pitkällä aikavälillä, INVEST Policy Brief.

Christine Schnor & Marika Jalovaara (2020): Breaking down the increase in non-marital births in Finland. N-IUSSP (February 24, 2020).

Marika Jalovaara (2020): neferblog: Mies – myös sinun kellosi tikittää

Työttömyys hidastaa ensimmäisen lapsen hankintaa (Tutkimustiedote / Research bulletin 19.1.2020)

Marika Jalovaara & Anette Fasang (2020): Do egalitarian Nordic family policies equalize earnings among men and women with different family lives? Discover Society Blog

Marika Jalovaara & Christine Schnor (2019): Avioliiton ulkopuolinen lastensaanti yleistyi väestön koulutustason noustessa – Ratkaisu mysteeriin INVEST Blogi 3/2019

Marika Jalovaara (2019): neferblog: Poikkeukselinen vauvakato vai hälyä tyhjästä?

Christine Schnor & Marika Jalovaara (2019): Non-marital childbearing became hugely common during the educational expansion – The solution to the puzzle. INVEST blog, 4/2019.

Marika Jalovaara (2019). New kind of inequality and partnership dynamics behind declining birth rates. Optimi 3/2019.

Marika Jalovaara (2019): Syntyvyyden vajoamiseen kätkeytyy uudenlaista eriarvoisuutta ja liittodynamiikkaa. Optimi 3/2019

Jalovaara, Marika & Gunnar Andersson (2019). Socioeconomic disparities in Finnish children’s family life, May 13, 2019, N-IUSSP. http://www.niussp.org

Jalovaara, Marika, Gerda Neyer & Gunnar Andersson (2019). Persistence and reversals in Nordic fertility. April 15, 2019,  N-IUSSP. http://www.niussp.org

Jalovaara, Marika (2017). Sosiaalisen aseman ja lasten perhemuotojen yhteys vahva [Large socioeconomic disparities in children’s family forms]. TITA Policy Brief 8/2017.Jalovaara, Marika (2017).

Lapsettomilla takana puolisottomuutta tai lyhyitä avoliittoja [Childlessness preceded by neverpartnering or short cohabitations]. TITA Policy Brief​ 3/2017.

Jalovaara, Marika (2017). Sukupuoli, koulutus ja lastensaanti Pohjoismaissa [Gender, education, and childbearing in the Nordic countries]. TITA Policy Brief 2/2017.

  1. Theses

Published doctoral thesis (three journal articles and summary): Jalovaara Marika (2007). The effects of marriage partners’ socio-economic positions on the risk of divorce in Finland. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research, XLIII Supplement. Helsinki: The Family Federation of Finland. (Grade: Eximia cum laude approbatur)

Master’s thesis: Jalovaara Marika (1997). Sosioekonomiset tekijät ja avioero Suomessa [Socio-economic factors and divorce in Finland; in Finnish]. Master’s thesis. Department of Sociology, University of Helsinki. (Grade: Eximia cum laude approbatur)

Conference presentations of recently published articles

Comolli, Chiara, Neyer Gerda, Andersson Gunnar, Dommermuth Lars, Fallesen Peter, Jalovaara Marika, Jónsson Ari Klængur, Kolk Martin, Lappegard Trude (2019). Beyond the Economic Gaze: Childbearing during and after recessions in the Nordic countries. Forthcoming, European Journal of Population. Paper presented at the European Population Conference 2018, Brussels at 3rd Human Fertility Database Symposium ‘Fertility Across Time and Space: Data and Research Advances’. Vienna, 5–7 December 2018. Poster presented at the 21st Nordic Demographic Symposium, Reykjavik 13–15 June 2019.

Morosow ​Kathrin, Marika Jalovaara & Juho Härkönen (forthcoming): Cash-for-care use and union dissolution in Finland. Journal of Marriage and Family.
Paper presented at ESPAnet Conference, 1–3 September 2016, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and at the 14th European Divorce Conference, Stockholm, Sweden 13–15 October 2016, and at PAA Meeting 2017, Chicago, the US.

Solaz Anne, Jalovaara Marika, Kreyenfeld Michaela, Meggiolaro Silvia, Mortelmans Dimitri & Inge Pasteels (2020): Unemployment and divorce: Evidence from five European countries. Published in Journal of Family Research. Paper presented at the FamiliesAndSocieties Consortium Meeting, Madrid, Spain, January 14–16, 2015, and at the Divorce Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, 17–19 September 2015, and at the European Population Conference 31.8.–3.9.2016 in Maintz, Germany.

Miettinen, Anneli & Marika Jalovaara (2019). Unemployment delays parenthood but not for all. Life stage and educational differences in the effects of employment uncertainty on first births. Published in Advances in Life Course Research. Paper presented at the 41st Finnish Seminar of the Finnish Demographic Society 2016, Tvärminne, Finland.

Jalovaara Marika & Anette Eva Fasang (2019). Family life courses, gender, and mid-life earnings. Published in European Sociological Review. Paper presented at RC28 conference in Singapore, 26–29 May, 2016, at the European Population Conference 31.8.–3.9.2016 in Maintz, Germany, the TITA WP2 meeting 21 April 2016, Stockholm, and ECSR Thematic Workshop  ‘Demography and Inequality’, December 8–9, 2016, Berlin, Germany, at AlpPop 2017, La Thuile, Italy, 15–18 January 2017, and at the ECSR 2018 Conference 29–31 October 2018, Paris; at the ISA RC28 Spring Meeting (plenary session), Frankfurt, 21–23 March 2019; at the PAA Annual Meeting 2019, Austin, Texas; and at DIAL mid-term conference 8.6.2018, Turku.

Jalovaara Marika & Hill Kulu (published in Demographic Research): Homeownership after separation: A longitudinal analysis of Finnish register data.Invited presentation at the International Research and Policy Symposium on Family Changes and Housing Transitions in the Life Course. St Andrews, UK, 18-19 May 2017. Paper presented at TCWR seminar 9.3.2018 and Divorce Conference 2018, 10–12 October 2018, Tel Aviv-Yaffo.

Schnor Christine & Marika Jalovaara (published in Acta Sociologica): The spread of non-marital childbearing and its link to educational expansion. Presented at the European Population Conference 31.8.–3.9.2016 in Maintz, Germany,  at Podays, 8–10 February 2017, Florence, Italy, and at International Population Conference 2017, Cape Town, South Africa​.

Jalovaara Marika & Gunnar Andersson: Disparities in children’s family experiences by mother’s education: The case of Finland. Published in Population Research and Policy Review. Paper presented at the Nordic Demographic Symposium 2017, Turku, Finland. and at AlpPop 2018, La Thuile, Italy, and the European Population Conference 2018, Brussels.

Jalovaara Marika & Hill Kulu: Union duration and union dissolution: an immediate itch (2018). Published in European Sociological Review. Paper presented at the European Population Conference 2014, 25–28 June, Budapest, Hungary, at TCWR seminar 6.2.2015, at PGR/staff seminar, School of Environmental Sciences, Liverpool, UK, 24.4.2015; at the Divorce Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania 17–19 September 2015, at the 40th Finnish Demography seminar 5.–6.11.2015, Tvärminne, Finland, and at the Spade Colloquium at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, 12 February 2016.​

Jalovaara Marika, Neyer Gerda, Andersson Gunnar, Dahlberg Johan, Dommermuth Lars, Fallesen Peter, and Lappegård Trude. Education, gender and cohort fertility in the Nordic countries. Published in European Journal of Population. Paper presented at  the 41st Finnish demography seminar, 3.–4.11.2016, Tvärminne, at Podays, 8–10 February 2017, Florence; at Nordic Demographic Symposium 2017, Turku, Finland, at International Population Conference 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, at the conference ‘Changing Gender inequalities, changing families?’, Leuven, Belgium 2018 (Invited presentation), the PAA meeting 2018, Denver, the US, and at the symposium ‘Family and Fertility over the Life Course in Europe’, 15–16 November 2018, University of St Andrews (invited presentation).

Kreyenfeld, Michaela, Geisler Esther, Castro Martin Teresa, Hannemann Tina, Heintz-Martin Valerie, Jalovaara Marika, Meggiolaro Silvia, Mortelmans Dimitri, Pasteels Inge, Seiz Marta & Anne Solaz. ”Separation and Second Birth Fertility in Western Europe: Patterns and Policy Contexts”. Published in Demographic Research. Paper presented at the FamiliesAndSocieties Consortium Meeting, Madrid, Spain, January 14–16, 2015, PAA Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, 30 April–2 May, 2015, and the ISSP International Seminar on Separation, Divorce, Repartnering and Remarriage around the World, Montreal, Canada, 4–6 May 2015.

Jalovaara, Marika & Anette Eva Fasang (2017): From never-partnered to serial cohabitors: Union trajectories to childlessness.​ Published in ​Demographic Research. Paper presented at the 14th European Network Meeting for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce, Stockholm, Sweden, 13–15 October 2016, and at the International Population Conference 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.​

Erola Jani & Marika Jalovaara [equal contributions; submitted]. The replaceable: the inheritance of paternal and maternal socioeconomic statuses in non-standard families. Published in Social Forces. Previous version presented by Jalovaara at: 2012 Summer Meeting of the ISA RC28, University of Virginia, USA 13–15 August 2012, and European Divorce Research Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland 11–13 October 2012.

Jalovaara, Marika & Anette Eva Fasang (2015). Are there gender differences in family trajectories by education in Finland? Demographic Research 33(44):1241–1256. Previous versions presented at AlpPop2016, Villars-Sur-Ollon, 26.–29.1.2016 and the ECSR Conference in Tallinn, September 10–12.9.2015.​​

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