Kati Kuitto

Senior Researcher, Dr.phil.
+358 29 411 2479

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Areas of research

  • comparative welfare state research
  • pension systems and policies in international comparison
  • social security and social insurance
  • diffusion of social policy.

Presentation

I am a senior researcher and political scientist with a research focus on a comparative analysis of the welfare state and social policy developments. In particular, I am interested in the change of social policy and social security in the context of changing labour markets and the adequacy of pension provision. In addition, I am working on issues relating to policy learning and diffusion of social policy.

Before joining the Finnish Center for Pensions in 2015, I worked as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Greifswald, Department of Political Science. Together with Lyle Scruggs (University of Connecticut) and Detlef Jahn (University of Greifswald), I am a principal investigator in the Comparative Welfare Entitlements Data project providing global comparative time-series data on social security benefits.

Selected publications

Helmdag, J. & Kuitto, K. (2018) Independent policy learning: Contextual diffusion of active labour market policies. In: Dunlop, C. & Radaelli, C. & Trein, P. (eds.) Learning in Public Policy. Analysis, Modes and Outcomes. Houndsmills/Basingstoke: Palgrave. 317–346.

Kuitto, K. (2018) Measuring welfare entitlement generosity in developing welfare states: the case of post-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe, in: Social Indicators Research 136(1): 203–224 (First Online 17 December 2016).

Vidlund, M. & Väänänen, N. & Mielonen, A. & Kuitto, K. (2017) Pension system design and intergenerational redistribution: applying Musgrave’s rule in a comparative setting, in: Review of Sociology 27(4): 40–60.

Kuivalainen, S. & Rantala, J. & Ahonen, K. & Kuitto, K. & Palomäki, L.-M. (eds.) (2017) Eläkkeet ja eläkeläisten toimeentulo 1995–2015 [Pensions and pensioners’ economic welfare 1995–2015]. Eläketurvakeskuksen tutkimuksia 01/2017.

Ahonen, K. & Kuitto, K. & Palomäki, L.-M. (2017) Eläkeikäisten toimeentulo ja pienituloisuus eurooppalaisessa vertailussa [Income and poverty of retirees in a European comparison]. In: Kuivalainen, S. & Rantala, J. & Ahonen, K. & Kuitto, K. & Palomäki, L.-M. (eds.) Eläkkeet ja eläkeläisten toimeentulo 1995–2015 [Pensions and pensioners’ economic welfare 1995–2015]. Eläketurvakeskuksen tutkimuksia 01/2017.

Kuitto, K. (2016) From social security to social investment? Compensating and social investment welfare policies in a life course perspective.  Journal of European Social Policy 26(5), 442-459. Accepted manuscript version.

Kuitto, K. & Helmdag, J. (2016) Extending the tail end of working lives: How policies shape labour market participation and retirement of older workers. Manuscript version September 2016.

Helmdag, J. & Kuitto, K. (2016) Interdependent Learning from Policy Success: Contextual Diffusion of Active Labour Market Policies. Greifswald Comparative Working Paper No. 10, September 2016.

Kuitto, K. (2016) Post-Communist Welfare States in European Context: Patterns of Welfare Policies in Central and Eastern Europe. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Kuitto, K. (2016) Miten mitata eläketurvan riittävyyttä? [How to measure the adequacy of pensions]. Työeläke 2:2016, 12–13. 

Scruggs, L. & Jahn, D. & Kuitto, K. (2014) Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset 2. Version 2014-03. University of Connecticut and University of Greifswald.

Jahn, D. & Kuitto, K. & Düpont, N. & Stephan, S. (2014) Uneven responsiveness to diffusion effects? Regional patterns of unemployment policy diffusion in Western and Eastern Europe. CWED Working Paper Series WP 02 – November 2014.

Kuitto, K. & Jahn, D. & Düpont, N. (2012) Welfare policy institutions in the enlarged EU – convergence, divergence or persistence? Greifswald Comparative Politics Working paper No. 1/2012.

Kuitto, K. (2011) More than just money: Patterns of disaggregated welfare expenditure in the enlarged Europe. Journal of European Social Policy 21(4), 348–364.

Jahn, D. & Kuitto, K. (2011) Taking Stock of Policy Performance in Central and Eastern Europe: Policy Outcomes Between Policy Reform, Transitional Pressure and International Influence. European Journal of Political Research 50(6), 719–748.