Leinonen Emilia, Tohtorikoulutettava/Doctoral Student

Leinonen Emilia, Tohtorikoulutettava/Doctoral Student
Yhteiskuntapolitiikka/Social and public policy
Opinkivi K04.1


I received my master's degree in 2014 and started as a doctoral student of social and public policy in 2015. I'm a member of the Research Group on Care Policy (CARPO). Currently I'm  involved with two research projects: Linked Ageing: Interdependencies in Housing and Care in the Course of Later Life (LinkAGE, 2016–2020) and the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare, funded by Academy of Finland, 2018-2025).

In my PhD project, I'm interested in exploring the new housing and care service for older people called adult foster care. My dissertation consists of research articles where adult foster care for older people is analysed as a hybrid housing and care service innovation and as semi-formal care work. Especially I'm interested in answering questions such as: What kind of a housing and care option adult foster care is? To whom is this housing and care option available? What experiences do older people, their relatives and their foster carers have on adult foster care? How foster carers can combine their work and family life?

Areas of Interest

Care policies, semi-formalisation, sense of community, resilience

Research Areas

Care, care work, older people, housing

Recent Publications

Leinonen, E. (2018) Tensions and resilience - the experiences of adult foster care workers in Finland. International Journal of Care and Caring 2(2), 181-196. (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/ijcc/2018/00000002/00000002/art00003)

Leinonen, E. (2017) Jotain uutta, jotain vanhaa, jotain lainattua -  ikääntyneiden perhehoito Suomessa (Something new, something old, something borrowed – adult foster care for older people in Finland) Gerontologia 31(3), 210-224. https://journal.fi/gerontologia/article/view/63288/26668

Leinonen, E. (2017) Välttämättömyyspuheesta vaivaan. Janus 25(3), 268-271. (book review)

Jolanki, O., Leinonen, E., Rajaniemi, J., Rappe, E., Räsänen, T., Teittinen, O., Topo, P. (2017) Asumisen yhteisöllisyys ja hyvä vanhuus. Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja 47/2017.

Leinonen, Emilia (2014) Henkilökohtainen budjetti. Systemaattinen kirjallisuuskatsaus kansainvälisestä tutkimuksesta. (Master's thesis, available at https://jyx.jyu.fi/dspace/handle/123456789/43690)

Teaching (list of courses)

YFIA2001 Kvalitatiivisten menetelmien tutkimusharjoitukset