Kathrin Komp

Assistant professor University of Helsinki

Kathrin Komp is assistant professor in sociology at Helsinki University, Finland. Her research focuses on population ageing, life-courses, social policy, the 2008 economic crisis, and research methods. Having lived in several countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Finland), she is particularly interested in country-comparisons. Recent publications include the article "Population ageing in a lifecourse perspective: developing a conceptual framework" (co-authored with Stina Johansson, published online in "Ageing and Society") and the study book "Old age in Europe" (co-edited with Marja Aartsen).

Contributions by Kathrin Komp

Population ageing from a life-course perspective

Populations around the globe are ageing rapidly. This demographic shift affects families, market structures and social provisions. This timely volume, part of the Ageing and the Lifecourse series, argues that the lifecourse perspective helps us understand the causes and effects of population ageing. The lifecourse perspective suggests that individuals’ experiences…