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Hutter, Prof. Inge

Inge Hutter
Inge Hutter

Inge Hutter is Professor of Demography at the University of Groningen’s Population Research Centre and Dean at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. She studied non-Western demography at the University of Groningen and cultural anthropology at Utrecht University. She was awarded a PhD with honours by the University of Groningen. Hutter’s thesis was entitled ‘Being pregnant in rural South India; nutrition of women and well-being of children’. Subsequently, she worked as a researcher at the University of Groningen and at the NIDI (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute) in The Hague. Research into culture and (reproductive and maternal) health in southern India and Africa remained a particular area of interest. In this, she adapts a participatory approach to research, where research not only contributes to scientific knowledge but also is conducted in collaboration with or translated to policy makers and interventionists. In recent years, Hutter’s research focuses on Healthy Ageing, within the interdisciplinary research programme HAPS (Healthy Ageing: Population and Society), a collaboration between demography, epidemiology at UMCG and sociology at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. Since February 2011, she is coordinator Healthy Ageing for the RUG for the alfa-gamma faculties.

The Population Research Centre (PRC) researches ‘the people behind the figures’. The research programme of PRC – entitled Population Change and Health, Culture and Space - focuses on population and health, with special attention to its cultural and spatial dimensions. Besides the discipline of demography, expertise in PRC comes from researchers trained in the disciplines of epidemiology, cultural and medical anthropology, cultural geography, ageing research. Healthy Ageing and Population Decline are key research areas of PRC.

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de Wit, L., Fenenga, C., Giammarchi, C., di Furia, L., Hutter, I., de Winter, A., & Meijering, L. (2017). Community-based initiatives improving critical health literacy: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence. BMC Public Health, 18(1), [40].
Douma, L., Bouwman, R., Hutter, I., & Meijering, L. (2017). Lokale burgerparticipatie van 65-plussers in de steigers: Een participatief project. Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie, 48(1), 4-13.
Mahapatro, S., Bailey, A., James, K. S., & Hutter, I. (2017). Remittances and household expenditure patterns in India and selected states. Migration and Development, 6(1), 83-101.
de Haas, B., Hutter, I., & Timmerman, G. (2017). Young people’s perceptions of relationships and sexual practices in the abstinence-only context of Uganda. Sex education-Sexuality society and learning, 17(5), 529-543.


Douma, L., Steverink, N., Hutter, I., & Meijering, L. (2017). Exploring Subjective Well-being in Older Age by Using Participant-generated Word Clouds. Gerontologist, 57(2), 229-239.
Fenenga, C. J., Nketiah-Amponsah, E., Ogink, A., Arhinful, D. K., Poortinga, W., & Hutter, I. (2015). Social capital and active membership in the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme - a mixed method study. International journal for equity in health, 14, [118].
Darak, S., Mills, M., Kulkarni, V., Kulkarni, S., Hutter, I., & Janssen, F. (2015). Trajectories of Childbearing among HIV Infected Indian Women: A Sequence Analysis Approach. PLoS ONE, 10(4), [e0124537].
Metta, E., Haisma, H., Kessy, F., Geubbels, E., Hutter, I., & Bailey, A. (2015). "It is the medicines that keep us alive": lived experiences of diabetes medication use and continuity among adults in Southeastern Tanzania. BMC Health Services Research, 15, [111].
Metta, E., Bailey, A., Kessy, F., Geubbels, E., Hutter, I., & Haisma, H. (2015). "In a situation of rescuing life": meanings given to diabetes symptoms and care-seeking practices among adults in Southeastern Tanzania: a qualitative inquiry. BMC Public Health, 15(1), [224].
Darak, S., Hutter, I., Kulkarni, S., Kulkarni, V., & Janssen, F. (2015). Occurence of pregnancies among HIV infected Indian women: Does knowledge about HIV status make a difference? . International Journal of Population Research, 2015(2015), [578150].
Fenenga, C., de Wit, L., S. ter, V., Hutter, I., & Meijering, L. (2015). Changing the Healthcare landscape in Groningen, the Netherlands: A participatory study. European Journal of Public Health, 25(suppl. 3), 421. [ckv176.129].
Fenenga, C., Nketiah-Amponsah, E., Bailey, A., & Hutter, I. (2015). Participatory action approach for client-centered health insurance. Action Research, 13(4), 392-410.
Meijering, L., Douma, L., Steverink, B., & Hutter, I. (2015). Subjectief welbevinden van ouderen onderzocht met behulp van woordwebben. Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie, 46(4), 228.


Visser, S., Hutter, I., & Haisma, H. (2016). Building a framework for theory-based ethnographies for studying intergenerational family food practices. Appetite, 97, 47-57.
Ugargol, A. P., Hutter, I., James, K. S., & Bailey, A. (2016). Care Needs and Caregivers: Associations and Effects of Living Arrangements on Caregiving to Older Adults in India. Ageing International, 1-21.
Meijering, L., Douma, L., Hutter, I., Oude Vrielink, W., & Steverink, B. (2016). Welbevinden: wat vinden ouderen er zelf van? Demos, 32(5).


Darak, S., Hutter, I., Kulkarni, V., Kulkarni, S., & Janssen, F. (2016). High prevalence of unwanted pregnancies and induced abortions among HIV-infected women from Western India: need to emphasize dual method use? Aids care : Psychological and socio-Medical aspects of aids/hiv, 28(1), 43-51.
Oosterhoff, A., Hutter, I., & Haisma, H. (2014). It takes a mother to practise breastfeeding: Women's perceptions of breastfeeding during the period of intention. Women and Birth, 27(4), E43-E50.
Metta, E., Haisma, H., Kessy, F., Hutter, I., & Bailey, A. (2014). "We have become doctors for ourselves": motives for malaria self-care among adults in southeastern Tanzania. Malaria journal, 13(1), [249].
Fenenga, C. J., Boahene, K., Arhinful, D., de Wit, T. R., & Hutter, I. (2014). Do prevailing theories sufficiently explain perceptions and health-seeking behavior of Ghanaians? International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 29(1), 26-42.


Darak, S., Darak, T., Kulkarni, S., Kulkarni, V., Parchure, R., Hutter, I., & Janssen, F. (2013). Effect of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes: Experiences from a PMTCT Program in Western India. AIDS PATIENT CARE and STDs, 27(3), 163-170.
Oosterhoff, A., Hutter, I., & Haisma, H. (2013). Health Literacy and Mothers' Breastfeeding Duration Decision-making. International journal of qualitative methods, 12, 876-877.


Klaassens, M., Meijering, L., & Hutter, I. (2012). De participatieve benadering in de ouderenzorg: Zorg Zonder Regels in De Hoven. Groningen: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen.
Sahu, B., van Wissen, L. J. G., Hutter, I., & Bosch, A. (2012). Fertility Differentials among Religious Minorities: Cross-national and Regional Evidence from India and Bangladesh. Population Space and Place, 18(5), 503-515.
Hutter, I. (2012). Gezond en wel ouder worden in Noord Nederland: kansen voor toenemende participatie. Geron, 14(3), 37 - 39.
Sahu, B., & Hutter, I. (2012). 'Lived Islam' in India and Bangladesh: negotiating religion to realise reproductive aspirations. Culture Health & Sexuality, 14(5), 521-535.
Sibande, M., & Hutter, I. (2012). Participatory approach and community empowerment in Safe Motherhood in Malawi. RUG - Faculty of Spatial Sciences.
Fonn, S., & Hutter, I. (2012). Research Translation Mission for Ifakara Health Institute. NICHE programme.
Haandrikman, K., & Hutter, I. (2012). That's a Different Kind of Person' - Spatial Connotations and Partner Choice. Population Space and Place, 18(3), 241-259.
Haandrikman, K., & Hutter, I. (2012). That's a different kind of person. Spatial connotations and partner choice. Population, Space and Place, 18, 241 - 259.


Darak, S., Janssen, F., & Hutter, I. (2011). Fertility among HIV-infected Indian women Indian women: the biological effect and its implications. Journal of Biosocial Science, 43(1), 19-29.
Hutter, I., Hennink, M., & Bailey, A. (2011). Qualitative Research Methods. UK: SAGE Publications Inc.
Bailey, A., Hutter, I., & Huigen, P. P. P. (2011). THE SPATIAL-CULTURAL CONFIGURATION OF SEX WORK IN GOA INDIA. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 102(2), 162-175.


Stolk, R. P., Hutter, I., & Wittek, R. P. M. (2009). Population ageing research: a family of disciplines. European Journal of Epidemiology, 24(11), 715-718.
Haandrikman, K., & Hutter, I. (2009, Sep 27). That's a different kind of people. Whom not to marry and why.
Matthews, Z., Padmadas, S. S., Hutter, I., McEachran, J., & Brown, J. J. (2009). Does early childbearing and a sterilization-focused family planning programme in India fuel population growth? Demographic Research, 20(28), 693-719. [28].
Bailey, A., Channakki, H. R., & Hutter, I. (2009). Place making in liminal times: a case study among Karnataka migrants in Goa: A CASE STUDY AMONG KARNATAKA MIGRANTS IN GOA. Man in India, 89(1-2), 1-14.


Bailey, A., & Hutter, I. (2008). Qualitative to quantitative: linked trajectory of method triangulation in a study on HIV/AIDS in Goa, India. Aids care : Psychological and socio-Medical aspects of aids/hiv, 20(9), 1119-1124.
Bosch, A. M., Willekens, F. J., Baqui, A. H., Van Ginneken, J. K. S., & Hutter, I. (2008). Association between age at menarche and early-life nutritional status in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Biosocial Science, 40(2), 223-237.
Haandrikman, K., Harmsen, C., van Wissen, L. J. G., & Hutter, I. (2008). Geography Matters: Patterns of Spatial Homogamy in the Netherlands. Population Space and Place, 14(5), 387-405.
Bosch, A. M., Hutter, I., & Ginneken, J. K. (2008). Perceptions of adolecents and their mothers on reproductive and sexual development in Matlab, Bangladesh. International Journal of Adolecents Medical Health, 20(3).


Bernardi, L., & Hutter, I. (2007). The anthropological demography of Europe. Demographic Research, 17(18), 541-566. [18].


Bailey, A., & Hutter, I. (2006). Cultural heuristics in risk assessment of HIV/AIDS. Culture Health & Sexuality, 8(5), 465-477.


Hutter, I. (2005). Cultuur als perspectief. Inaugurele rede. Groningen: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen.
Hutter, I. (2005). Netherlands to Dharwad: with thanks to IDS. Silver Jubilee Year 2003-04. India Development Service, 6 - 7.


Haandrikman, K., Rajeswari, N. V., Hutter, I., & Ramesh, B. M. (2004). Coping with time - Using a local time-path calendar to reduce heaping in durations. Time & Society, 13(2-3), 339-362.
Padmadas, SS., Hutter, N. V., & Willekens, F. (2004). Compression of women's reproductive spans in Andhra Pradesh, India. International Family Planning Perspectives, 30(1), 12-19.
Padmadas, S., Hutter, I., & Willekens, F. J. C. (2004). Compression of women's reproductive spans in Andhra Pradesh. International Family Planning Perspectives, 1, 12 - 19.
Hutter, I. (2004). Demografische cijfers, anthropologische verhalen. Het beslissende boek: Anke Niehof over Women and fertility in Madura. Geografie, 5.
Hutter, I., Rajeswari, N. V., Morab, S. V., & Rajaretnam, T. (2004). Research for action in reproductive health: Spandana in South India. In Host Publication


Hutter, I. (2003). Determinants of abortion and contraceptive behaviour in Russia. In A. M. Basu (Ed.), The socio-cultural and political aspects of abortion (pp. 185 - 202). Westport: Praeger.


Padmadas, S. S., Hutter, I., & Willekens, F. J. C. (2002). Weaning initiation patterns and subsequent linear growth progression among children aged 2-4 years in India. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 31(4), 855-863.
Bosch, A. M., & Hutter, I. (2002). Achtergronden, opzet en datacollectie in een levensloopstudie naar reproductieve gezondheid van adolescenten in ruraal Bangladesh. Bevolking en Gezin, 2, 67 - 94.
Hutter, I., Ramesh, B. M., Rajeswari, N. V., & Riiti, P. (2002). Reproductive health and child spacing in rural South India; basic report of the in-depth interviews, female and mail perspectives. (27 ed.) s.n.


Hutter, I., Mehta, S., & Verhagen, M. (2001). Aids in India. IDPAD newsletter, 7 - 8.
Hutter, I., Ramesh, B. M., Rajeswari, N. V., & Hallad, J. S. (2001). Enhancement of the reproductive health status of women and men in Dharwd taluka. s.n.
Hutter, I. (2001). Nutrition and reproduction. In C. M. Obermeyer (Ed.), Cultural perspectives on reproductive health (pp. 37 - 58)


Hutter, I., Ramesh, B. M., & Willekens, F. J. C. (2000). Quality of life in a globalising world. Population and health. Fifth phase position paper. (6 ed.) s.n.
Hutter, I., Ramesh, B. M., & Koliwad, V. M. (2000). Research for action: workshop of research ers, NGO and artists in Spandana. IDPAD newsletter, 8.


Hutter, I. (1999). Population, gender and politics. Demographic change in rural North India. European journal of population-Revue europeenne de demographie, 15(4), 381-383.
Hutter, I. (1999). De Europese conferentie: impressies en bijdragen. Bevolking en Gezin, 155 - 158.
Hutter, I. (1999). Fertility in the Irish Republic: nurtured by Irish law and the Catholic church. (96-6 ed.) s.n.
Hutter, I. (1999). Induced abortion and contraceptive use in Russia: state of the art and need for a micro-approach. (96-5 ed.) s.n.
Hutter, I. (1999). Reproductieve gezondheid in India. In Vereniging van Akademie Onderzoekers (Ed.), Over de grenzen van het weten. Jaarboek 1998 (pp. 55 - 60)
Hutter, I., Rajeswari, N. V., Hallad, J. S., & Ramesh, B. M. (1999). Reproductive health and child spacing in rural South India; Basic survey report. (26 ed.) s.n.
Hutter, I. (1999). Reproductive health in rural South India. IDPAD newsletter, 5 - 7.


Hutter, I. (1998). Avalu hotte illi adaale. Dharwad: Manohara Grantha Mala Publishing Company.
Hutter, I. (1998). Evaluation of UNICEF-child survival and safe motherhood programme in India. s.n.
Rajeswari, N. V., & Hutter, I. (1998). Reproductive health and child spacing in rural South India, Census basic report. (25 ed.) s.n.
Hutter, I. (1998). Reproductive health and child spacing in rural South-India; contribution to a reorientation of population policies in India: background paper to the project. (23 ed.) s.n.
Hutter, I. (1998). Research programme on reproductive health. (3 ed.) s.n.
Hutter, I. (1998). She is with a stomach: nutrition of pregnant women and well-being of children. Dharwad: Manohara Grantha Mala Publishing Company.


Hutter, I. (1997). Research programme on reproductive health. s.n.


Hutter, I. (1996). Reduction of food intake during pregnancy in rural South India. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 3(3), 399 - 405.
Hutter, I., Willekens, F. J. C., & Niessen, L. W. (1996). Fertility change in India. Bilthoven: RIVM.


Willekens, F. J. C., Hutter, I., van Asselt, M. B. A., Niessen, L. W., & Rotmans, J. (1995). Fertility change: a global integrated perspective. Bilthoven: RIVM.
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