Welcome - tervetuloa

I do research in social sciences at Research Department of The Social Insurance Institution of Finland in Helsinki, Finland. Interested in poverty, social security, Russia and Eastern Europe and in open source research software carpentry. Should blog more often.

Tutkin yhteiskuntaa Kelassa. Tutkin köyhyyttä, sosiaaliturvaa, Venäjää ja Itä-Eurooppaa, sekä nikkaroin avoimia tutkimusohjelmistoja. Blogi päivittyy harvakseltaan.

Latest in the blog

May 14, 2017 Kaupunkifillaridataa R:llä
Feb 18, 2016 Lunttisivustolla uusi osoite - cheatsite has a new location
May 04, 2015 Searching, downloading and manipulating Eurostat data with R
Apr 26, 2015 Working for FAO in Rome
Nov 25, 2014 My comment on the Open Science and Research Roadmap 2014-2017 at the Open Science and Research Forum
Nov 20, 2014 Combine and subset EU-SILC data with r.eusilc-package in R



I’m using R-language in my analytical work and I have developed within rOpenGov community packages like:

Latest publications

  1. Lahti L, Huovari J, Biecek P, Kainu M. Retrieval and Analysis of Eurostat Open Data with the eurostat Package. The R Journal [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2017 May 16]; Available from: https://journal.r-project.org/archive/2017/RJ-2017-019/index.html
  2. Kangas O, Palme J, Kainu M. The multifaceted roles of the social investment state in compensating, accumulating and multiplying endowments over the life cycle. In: Erola J, Kilpi-jakonen E, editors. Social Inequality Across the Generations: The Role of Compensation and Multiplication in Resource Accumulation. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Pub; 2017.
  3. Kainu M, Kulmala M, Nikula J, Kivinen M. The Russian welfare state system: with special reference to regional inequality. In: Aspalter C, editor. The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systems. Routledge; 2017.


Few links to my hobbies