Esa Karonen

Doctoral Student, Sociology (Department of Social Research)
Project Researcher, Department of Social Research (Department of Social Research)
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Areas of expertise
Economic assymmetry and intergenerational differences; Income, wealth and consumption inequalities; Static and dynamic microsimulations (SISU, EUROMOD, ABM); Quantitative research


I am Project Researcher and a PhD-student at the University of Turku. In my PhD-thesis I am researching intergenerational economic inequalities from the perspective of life course theory. This research offers a holistic approach to the economic inequality studies, because the chosen framework is based on intergenerational differences over income, wealth and consumption. I am interested how different birth-cohorts and their inequalities are developed over lifetime and how these "lifecourse trajectories" differ from eachother. The research is focused on answer how economic shocks, taxes and national social guidance systems will have an effect to the various forms intergenerational economic inequalities.


Currently I am working as part of EU funded Horizon2020 project BEYOND4.0. The aim of this project is thoroughly examine the impact of the new technologies on the future of jobs, business models and welfare in the EU, using a multidisciplinary and innovative research approach, and to help direct an inclusive future.

Previously, I worked as part of TITA-consortium (Tackling Inequalities in the Times of Austerity) as a project researcher.


Life Course Perspective on Economic Shocks and Income Inequality Through Age‐Period‐Cohort Analysis: Evidence From Finland (2019)
Review of Income and Wealth
Karonen Esa, Niemelä Mikko
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The Middle Class in Finland (2018) No Robots - The Position of Middle-Class Households in Nine European Countries Esa Karonen, Jani Erola, Mikko Niemelä
B2 Book chapter)

Life course perspective on economic shocks and income inequality through age-period-cohort analysis: evidence from Finland (2017) Karonen Esa, Niemelä Mikko
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Last updated on 2019-19-07 at 02:18