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Sociology educator

Faina Jyrkila, Finnish Sociology educator. Decorated Order of Finland; recipient Social Worker Foundation prize, 1965. With Finnish Army, 1941-1944. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Societas Gerontologica Fennica, European Society for Rural Sociology, Westermarck Society.

Background

Jyrkila, Faina was born on September 1, 1917 in Impilahti, Finland. Daughter of Stephan and Outi (Iija) Jyrkila.

Education

Master of Arts, School of Social Sciences, Helsinki, Finland, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, Helsinki, Finland, 1960; postgraduate, Cornell Univercity, 1952-1953.

Career

Research assistant School of Social Sciences, 1948-1964. Professor University Jyvaskyla, Finland, 1964-1984, professor, researcher Finland, since 1984, head department sociology Finland, 1964-1984. With Finnish Army, 1941-1944.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Activities of the Finnish Youth, 1958, Adaptation of the Karelian Displaced and Resettled Persons, 1952-1984, 90, 92, 94—, Recipients of Social Relief, 1963, 65, Society and Adjustment to Old Age, 1960, 63.

Membership

With Finnish Army, 1941-1944. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Societas Gerontologica Fennica, European Society for Rural Sociology, Westermarck Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art, painting.

Connections

father:
Stephan Jyrkila

mother:
Outi (Iija) Jyrkila