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Dr Mikko Perkiö works as university teacher with research interest on various designs on social security, platform work, and the informal sector. He co-supervises three PhDs within these thematic. Dr Perkiö completed as PI the ORIFODY (Occupational Risks of Food Delivery) project which analyzed the perceived risks of food delivery work conducted as platform work (Wolt and Foodora) contrasted with similar activities in salaried or entrepreneurial work within grocery and transportation sectors. See the end report (pdf) of the project, which also published a practical Guidebook for safe r and more secured food courier work. The project was funded by The Finnish Work Environment Fund (Työsuojelurahasto). 

The exploration of the platform workers' health and safety situation cross Europe continues in GIG-OSH consor tium led by Karolinska Institute (Dr Lauri Kokkinen as Tampere University PI), where Perkiö participates as a senior expert. 

Dr Perkiö’s prior engagement to platform work was the Academy of Finland funded research project (Prof Meri Koivusalo as the PI) on Uberisation influencing working conditions. RRR Uber-project provides comparative analyses between three cities: Helsinki, London and St Petersburg. The RRR; Rights, regulation and redistribution applies as the analytical framework. The results are in print.

Dr. Perkiö teaches the nexus of social policy and global public health as well as environmental health in the Public and Global Health master's programme. He also coordinates SAFINET, South ern African and Finnish Higher Education Institutions' Network for Health and Well-Being. The network brings together over 130 scholars across Finland's universities aiming to connect them better with Southern colleagues.

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Recent popular:

HS Vieraskynä: Alustatyön sääntelyssä tulisi suojella heikompaa osapuolta. Mikko Perkiö ja Meri Koivusalo 20.8.2021  

Policy brief: Analysis of earnings-related social insurance payments in Finland. Employment status matters by Mikko Perkiö, Arseniy Svynarenko, and Meri Koivusalo

Recent scholarly publications:

Perkiö, M. (2021) How Does Women’s Education Influence Infant Survival? A Structural Equation Model Using Aggregate Data fro m 95 Low- and Middle-Income Countries. International Journal of Educational Development.

Näsi, Ella, Perkiö, Mikko, Kokkinen, Lauri. (2021) The Complexity of Decreased Work Ability: Individuals' Perceptions of Factors That Affect Returning to Work after Sickness Absence. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Dec 23;19(1):113. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19010113.

Miti, J., Perkiö, M., Metteri, A., & Atkins, S. (2021). Pension coverage extension as social innovation in Zambia: Informal economy workers’ perceptions and needs. Intern ational Social Security Review. 

Miti, J. J., Perkiö, M., Metteri, A., & Atkins, S. (2020). Factors associated with willingness to pay for health insurance and pension scheme among informal economy workers in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ECONOMICS.  

Santalahti, Maija; Sumit, Kumar; Perkiö, Mikko. (2020). Barriers to accessing health care services: a qualitative study of migrant construct ion workers in a southwestern Indian city. BMC health services research 20 (1), 619. 

Evashwick, C; Tao, D; Perkiö, M; Grivna, M; Harrison, R. (2019). A scoping review of studies evaluating the education of health professional students about public health. Public Health 178 (January 2020), 105-111. 

Pulkki, Jutta; Perkiö, Mikko; Kokkinen, Lauri. (2019). Kansanterveys ja ekologinen kuorma. Sosiaalilääketieteellinen Aikaka uslehti 56 (4), 291-305.


Miti, J., Perkiö, M., Metteri, A., & Atkins, S. (2021). The Informal Sector and Social Protection. 26 p. In E. Schüring & M. Loewe (Eds.) The Handbook on Social Protection Systems. Edward Elgar Publishing. 

Miti, J., Perkiö, M., Metteri, A., & Atkins, S. (2021). Extension of the Contributory Pension Scheme for Small Scale Farmers. 15 p. In E. Schüring & M. Loewe (Eds.) The Handbook on Social Prot ection Systems. Elgar Publishing. 

Koivu, Annariina: Phan, Yen T. H; Näsi, Ella; Abuhamed, Jad; Perry, Brittany L., Atkins, Salla; Perkiö, Mikko ja Koivusalo, Meri. (2020). The babybox. Enhancing the wellbeing of babies and mothers all over the world. Kelan tutkimusjulkaisut. 

Popularized articles:

Perkiö, Mikko; Svynarenko, Arseniy; Mbare, Benta; Savi, Victor. (2020). COVID-19 & Delivery Workers : Health Risks and Essential Help in the Same Package. Alusta 19.5.2020. 

Svynarenko, Arseniy; Perkiö, Mikko. (2020). Taxi Platforms Respond to COVID-19. Alusta 2.4.2020. 

Koivunen, Tuija; Jonker-Hoffrén, Paul; Järvensivu, Anu; Leinonen, Minna; Haapakorpi, Arja; Perkiö, Mikko. (2020). Itsensätyöllistäjät ovat väliinputoajia myös koronakriisin hoidossa. Politiikasta 19.5.2020. 

See an article on the RRR-Uber research project:

Research news on the Public health and ecological burden paper (uutinen suomeksi):  

Videokeskustelu: Seurannassa Korona ja Yhteiskunta: Alustatalous – korona-arjen pelastaja ja riski 17.9.2020