Sihto Tiina, Yliopistonopettaja ja tohtorikoulutettava / University Teacher and Doctoral Student

Sihto Tiina, Yliopistonopettaja ja tohtorikoulutettava / University Teacher and Doctoral Student
Subject:
Yhteiskuntapolitiikka / Social and public policy
Room:
Opinkivi 213.1.

In my PhD project, I'm interested in exploring the role of locality in the possibilities and obstacles women face in reconciling work and care. My dissertation consists of research articles where the influence of various local processes, such as the local labour market and the local gender contract, in combining work and care is analysed in further detail. In my work I'm interested in the ways the local trajectories of women’s work-care reconciliation differ from the country average - how local, even though always connected to national development, has its' own distinctive nature.

Focus of my work is on working women who have elderly relative(s) with care needs and/or child(ren) under school age. The data used in the thesis consists of local policy documents and data from FLOWS research project (The Impact of Local Welfare Systems on Female Labour Force Participation and Social Cohesion, EU FP7, 2011-2014).

Areas of Interest
care, female employment, gender inequality, locality, social class, sociology of emotions, work-care reconciliation

The Relevance and Benefits of my Research

My PhD project contributes to the research on local social policy, producing new information on how various local processes shape women’s opportunities to reconcile work and care. This information is relevant particularly for (local) policymakers, workplaces and labour unions.

Recent Publications

Sihto, Tiina (forthcoming, 2018) Local childcare policy and the changing gender contract. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 38(3/4).

Mankki, Laura & Sihto, Tiina (2015) Elävää luokkaa tutkimassa. Sukupuolentutkimus, 28 (3), 68-69. (book review)

Sihto, Tiina (2015) Choosing to work? Mothers return-to-work decisions, social class, and the local labor market. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 5(3): 23-40.

Sihto, Tiina (2013) Koulusurman jälkeen: eteläpohjalaisten nuorten kokemuksia Kauhajoen koulusurmien yhteisöllisistä vaikutuksista. (Master's thesis, in Finnish, available at: https://jyx.jyu.fi/dspace/handle/123456789/42055)

Blog posts (in Finnish)

Mankki, Laura & Sihto, Tiina: Politiikan huonosti käyttäytyvät miehet ja naiset. Politiikasta.fi, 14.8.2017. Podcast kuunneltavissa täällä.

Elmgren, Heidi, Jurva, Raisa, Lahti, Annukka & Sihto, Tiina:  Epätasa-arvo parisuhteissa synnyttää tyytymättömyyttä. Feministien vuoro, 20.1.2016.

Teaching (list of courses)

YFIA2007 Kandidaattiseminaari ja kandidaatintutkielma

YFIP250 Kriittinen ajattelu ja tieteellinen kommunikaatio

YKPA2011 Yhteiskuntapolitiikka