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Aapo Hiilamo

Aapo Hiilamo

CASE Visiting Fellow

Expertise: child poverty, financial hardship, debt, public health, ageing, mental health, longitudinal analyses, europe


Aapo is currently a specialist researcher at Itla Children’s foundation, a research organization under the Parliamentary of Finland. Aapo holds a PhD from the LSE, his thesis is entitled 'Ageing in the age of debt: household debt and mental wellbeing among people aged 50 years and older'. Aapo also holds an MSc in European Social Policy from the LSE and M.Soc.Sci. in Social and Public Policy from the University of Helsinki. Previously he worked as a researcher at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. Hi currently researches child poverty in the Finnish context using register data. Current projects investigate, for example, parental health and the likelihood of social assistance entry of families with children, child poverty and risk of out-of-home care placement and microsimulations of potential reforms in the universal child benefits system.

Aapo's latest projects include: