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prof. dr. M.C. Mills

Full Professor
prof. dr. M.C. Mills
Telephone:
+31 50 36 36218 (Secretariat Sociology / G. van Wijk)
E-mail:
m.c.mills rug.nl

CONTACT INFORMATION

Note: I have moved to the University of Oxford! I remain affiliated with Sociology at the University of Groningen.

Melinda Mills, Nuffield Professor of Sociology, Nuffield College and University of Oxford, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1NF

email: melinda.mills@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

 

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

Life Course Research; Molecular Genetics and Sociology; Fertility, Cross-Country Comparative Studies;  Partnerships (Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce, Widowhood); Labor Market Transitions and Recent trends in Flexibility; Demography; Multistate and Event History Methods

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Demography (cum laude/with distinction), (2000) Population Research Centre, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Title of Dissertation: The Transformation of Partnerships. Canada, the Netherlands, and the Russian Federation in the Age of Modernity.

Master of Arts in Sociology , (1996) Faculty of Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada (2 year program in Canadian education system). Title of Dissertation: The Socio-Economic Conditions of the Métis of Alberta: Inequalities in Education, Employment and Income.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (1994), Faculty of Sociology, University of Alberta, Canada (4 year program in Canadian education system).

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS / RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

2012-present Editor-in-Chief, European Sociological Review

2003-2010 Editor, International Sociology, Journal of the International Sociological Association

2014-present, Nuffield Professor of Sociology, Nuffield College and Department of Sociology, Oxford, UK

02/2011-2014 Full Professor Sociology of the Life Course, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

01/2009-01/2011 Adjunct Professor & Rosalind Franklin Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

01/2008-11/2008 Associate Professor & Rosalind Franklin Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

01/2006-12/2007 Assistant Professor & Rosalind Franklin Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

11/2002-12/2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Research Methodology/Department of Social-Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

10/2001-10/2002 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

06/2000-09/2001 Senior Researcher, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Germany. Researcher in project ‘Life courses in the Globalization Process,’ Funded by Volkswagen Foundation (under the direction of Prof. dr. Hans-Peter Blossfeld).

09/1996-05/2000 Ph.D. Researcher, Population Research Centre, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Research funded by: a) a Doctoral Stipend from the Population Research Centre, University of Groningen (1996-97) and, b) a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Government of Canada (1998-2000).

05/1995-04/1996 Project Manager, 1995 Métis Settlements Survey, Population Research Laboratory, University of Alberta, Canada. Research funded by the Federal Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and the Métis Settlements General Council.

09/1994-04/1995 Research Assistant, Population Research Laboratory, University of Alberta, Canada.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015

Tropf, F. C., Mills, M., Barban, N., Stulp, G., and H. Snieder (2015) Human fertility, molecular genetics and natural selection in modern societies, PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126821

Darak, S., M. Mills, V. Kulkarni, S. Kulkarni, I. Hutter & F. Janssen. (2015), Trajectories of childbearing among HIV infected Indian women: A sequence analysis approach, PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124537.

Stulp, G., L. Barrett, F. Tropf & M. Mills (2015). “Does natural selection favour taller stature among the tallest people on earth?,” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1806). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0211.

Mills, M. & F. Tropf(2015). The biodemography of fertility: A review and future research frontiers, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, DOI: 10.1007/s11577-015-0319-4

Potârcă, G & M. Mills. (2015). Racial preferences in online dating across European countries, European Sociological Review, 31 (3): 326-341. doi: 10.1093/es/jcu093​.

Potârcă, G., M. Mills & W. Neberich. (2015). Relationship Preferences among Gay and Lesbian Online Daters: Individual and Contextual Influences, Journal of Marriage and Family. Volume 77(2): 523–541.

Sweeney, M., Castro, T. & M. Mills. (2015). The reproductive context of cohabitation in a comparative perspective, Demographic Research, 32(5): 147-182.​

Begall, K., M. Mills & H.B.G. Ganzeboom. (2015). Non-Standard Work Schedules and Childbearing in the Netherlands: A Mixed-Method Couple Analysis, Social Forces, 93(3): 957-988. doi: 10.1093/sf/sou110

Korff, V.P., N. Balbo, M. Mills, L. Heyse & R. Wittek. (2015). The impact of humanitarian context conditions and individual characteristics on aid worker retention​, Disasters, doi: 10.1111/disa.12119.

Tropf, F. C.,Barban, N., M. Mills, Snieder, H. & J. Mandemakers (2015) “A Behavioural Genetic Study of Age at First Birth of Female UK Twins born 1923-1968,” Population Studies

Djundeva, M., M. Mills et al. (forthcoming/2015). Receiving Instrumental Support in Late Parent-Child Relationships and Parental Depression, Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu136

2014

Damman, M., Heyse, L. and M. Mills. (2014). Gender, Occupation, and Promotion to Management in the Nonprofit Sector: The Critical case of MSF Holland, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 25(2): 97-111.

Präg, P., M. Mills & R.P.M. Wittek (2014) “Income and income inequality as social determinants of health: Do social comparisons play a role?” European Sociological Review, 30 (2): 218-229.

Ivanova, K., Mills, M. and R. Veenstra (2014). “Parental Residential and Partnering Transitions as Triggers of Adolescent Romantic Relationships,” Journal of Marriage and Family, 76: 465–475

Stulp, G, Mills, M., T. Pollet & Barrett, L. (2014) “Non-linear associations between stature and mate choice characteristics for American men and their spouses,” American Journal of Human Biology, 26(4): 530-537.

Basten, S., Sobotka, T., K. Zeman et al. (2014). “Future Fertility in Low Fertility Countries,” In: World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century, W. Lutz, B. Butz & K.C. Samir (Eds.). Oxford University Press.

2013

Begall, K.H. and M.Mills (2013) “The Influence of Educational Field, Occupation and Occupational Sex Segregation on Fertility in the Netherlands,” European Sociological Review, 29 (4): 720-742

Potârcă, G., Mills, M. and Lesnard, L. (2013) “Family formation trajectories in Romania, the Russian Federation and France: Towards the Second Demographic Transition?” European Journal of Population, 29: 69-101.

Balbo, N., Billari, F.C. and Mills, M. (2013). “Fertility in advanced societies: A review,” European Journal of Population, 29: 1-38.

Mills, M. and H.-P. Blossfeld. (2013). “The Second Demographic Transition meets Globalization: A comprehensive theory to understand changes in family formation in an era of uncertainty,” in: A. Evans and J. Baxter (eds.) Negotiating the Life Course. New York: Springer.

Mills, M. (2013). “Globalization and Family Life,” In: A. Abela and J. Walker (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World, Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell

 

2012

Mooi-Reci, I. and M. Mills (2012) "Gender Inequality and Unemployment Reforms: Lessons from twenty years of unemployment insurance benefit experiments," Social Forces, 91(2): 583-608.

Poortman, A-R. and M. Mills (2012). “Joint investments in marriage and cohabitation: The role of legal and symbolic factors”. Journal of Marriage and Family. 74: 357-376.

Täht, K. and M.Mills (2012). “Non-standard work schedules and parent-child interaction: A mixed-method couple analysis,” Journal of Family Issues, 33(8): 1054-1087

Ivanova, K., R. Veenstra, and M. Mills. (2012). “Who Dates? The Effects of Temperament, Puberty, and Parenting on Early Adolescent Experience with Dating. The TRAILS study,” Journal of Early Adolescence, 32(3): 340-363, doi: 10.1177/0272431610393246

Mills, M. (2012). “Family Systems, Kinship”. In: Anheier, H. and Juergensmeyer, M. (Eds.)., Encyclopedia of Global Studies, London, UK: Sage Publications.

 

2011

Mills, M., R.R. Rindfuss, P. McDonald and E. te Velde (2011). “Why do people postpone  parenthood? Reasons and social policy incentives,” Human Reproduction Update, 17(6): 848-860. Download article. 

Balbo, N.F.G and M. Mills (2011) “Social capital and pressure in fertility decision-making: second and third births in France, Germany and Bulgaria,”Population Studies, 65(3): 335-351. 

Mills, M. (2011). Introducing Survival and Event History Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA/London: Sage.

Begall, K.H. and M. Mills (2011) “The impact of perceived work control, job strain and work-family conflict on fertility intentions: A European comparison,”European Journal of Population, 27(4): 433-456. [OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE!]

Ivanova, K., M. Mills and R. Veenstra. (2011). “The initiation of dating in adolescence: The effect of parental divorce. The TRAILS study,” Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21(4):  769-775.

Balbo, N.F.G. and M. Mills (2011). “The influence of the family network on the realization of fertility intentions,” Vienna Yearbook of Population Research Vol. 19: 187-215.

Wielers, R.J.J. and M.Mills (2011). “The Flexibilization of the Dutch Labour Market: The Impact of Globalization on the Life Course and Inequality,” In: H.P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, D. Hofaecker, K. Kolb (Eds).,Globalized Markets and Social Inequality in Europe. pp. 46-75, New York: Palgrave MacMillan

 

2010

Mills, M. and K. Täht (2010). “Nonstandard work schedules and partnership quality: quantitative and qualitative findings,” Journal of Marriage and the Family, 72: 860-875.

Mills, M. and K. Begall (2010). “Preferences for the sex-composition of children in Europe:  A multilevel examination of its effect on progression to a third child,” Population Studies, 64 (1): 77-95.

Mills, M. (2010). 'Gender Roles, Gender (In)equality and Fertility: An empirical test of Five Gender Equity Indices', Canadian Studies in Population, 37(3-4): 445-474.

Ivanova, K., R. Veenstra, and M. Mills (forthcoming) 'Who Dates? The Effects of Temperament, Puberty, and Parenting on Early Adolescent Experience with Dating: The TRAILS Study', The Journal of Early Adolescence

Ivanova, K., M. Mills and R. Veenstra (forthcoming) 'The Initiation of Dating in Adolescence: The Effect of Parental Divorce. The TRAILS Study,' Journal of Research on Adolescence

Mills, M. and H.-P. Blossfeld (2010). 'The Second Demographic Transition meets Globalization: A Comprehensive Theory to Understand Changes in Family Formation in an Era of Uncertainty,' in: A. Evans and J. Baxter (eds.). Negotiating the Life Course. New York: Springer.

Blossfeld, H.-P. and M. Mills (2010). 'How Does Globalization Affect the Life Courses of Young Men and Women in Modern Societies?', pp. 37-56, In: J.C. Tremmel (ed.), A Young Generation Under Pressure? New York: Springer.

2009

Guest Editor Special Issue ‘Globalization and Inequality’, European Sociological Review (2009, 25(1), with highest cited sociologist Douglas Massey, and renowned contributors such as Ulrich Beck and Gary Gereffi). 

Mills, M. (2009) “Globalization and Inequality,” European Sociological Review, 25(1): 1-8.

Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Mills, M., Blossfeld, H.-P., Kurz, K. and H. Hofmeister (2009) Life Courses in the Globalization Process: The Development of Social Inequalities in Modern Societies. A Summary of Findings From the GLOBALIFE Project, European Sociological Review, 25(1): 53-72.

Mills, M. & Blossfeld, H. P. (2009). Uncertain and unable to commit: A fourteen-country comparison of the impact of globalization on the early life course, Pp.95-120, in: I. Schoon and R. K. Silbereisen (Eds) Transition from School to Work. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Mills, M., R.J.J. Wielers and D. Raven. (2009). “Transnationale werknemers: Nederland in vergelijkend perspectief,” Pp. 65-86, Nederland in vergelijkend perspectief, H.B.G. Ganzeboom & M. Wittenberg (Eds). Amsterdam: Aksant Academic Publishers.

 

2008

Mills, M., Mencarini, L., Tanturri, M.L., and K. Begall (2008) Asymmetric gender role-sets and fertility intentions: A comparative analysis of Italy and the Netherlands, Demographic Research. 18(1): 1-26.

Mills, M., Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Bernardi, F. and H. Hofmeister (2008) “Converging Divergences? An International Comparison of the Impact of Globalization on Industrial Relations and Employment Careers,” International Sociology, 23(4): 561-595.

Mills, M. (2008) “Gender Equality, the Labour Market and Fertility: A European Comparison,” New Family Relationships and Living Arrangements – Demands for Change in Social Statistics. Luxembourg: European Commission, Eurostat.

Mills, M. and K. Täht (2008) Liefde in een 24-uurseconomie, Demos. 24(5): 14-15.

Mills, M. (2008) “Comparative Analysis,” In: L.M.Given (Ed.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, pp. 100, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mills, M. (2008) “Publishing and Publication,” In: L.M.Given (Ed.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, pp. 695-96, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mills, M. (2008) “Comparative Research,” In: L.M.Given (Ed.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, pp. 100-103. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

2007

Mills, M. (2007) Individualization and the Life Course: Towards a theoretical model and empirical evidence, pp. 61-79, in: C. Howard (Ed) Contested Individualization. Toronto: Palgrave MacMillan.

Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Hofmeister, H., Kurz, K. & Mills, M. (2007). “Globalisierung und die Veränderung sozialer Ungleichheiten in modernen Gesellschaften. Eine Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse des GLOBALIFE-Projektes,” Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 59(4): 667-691.

Mills, M. and K. Begall (2007) Persistente gendervoorkeuren van ouders in Europa? Demos , 23(10): 7-9.

Mills, M. (2007). Review of ‘Integrated Policies on Gender Relations, Ageing and Migration in Europe,’ by D. Avramov and R. Cliquet. Population Studies , 61(3): 337-8.

2006

Mills, M ., G. van de Bunt and J. de Bruijn (2006) “Comparative Research: Persistent Problems and Promising Solutions,” International Sociology, 21(5): 619-631.

H .-P. Blossfeld, M. Mills and F. Bernardi (Eds.) (2006) Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.  Download the Table of Contents

 Mills, M. , H.-P. Blossfeld and F. Bernardi (2006) “Globalization, uncertainty and men’s employment careers: a theoretical framework,” pp. 3-37, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, M. Mills and F. Bernardi (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.

Mills, M. , A.D. Johnston and T.A. DiPrete (2006) “Globalization and men’s job mobility in the United States,” pp. 328-363, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, M. Mills and F. Bernardi (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.

Mills, M. and H.-P. Blossfeld (2006) “Globalization, patchwork careers and the individualization of inequality? A 12-country comparison of men’s mid-career job mobility,” pp. 457-482, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, M. Mills and F. Bernardi (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.

Hofmeister, H., H.-P. Blossfeld and M. Mills (2006) “Globalization, uncertainty and women’s mid-career life courses: a theoretical framework,” In: H.-P. Blossfeld and H. Hofmeister (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.

 

2005

H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Klijzing, M. Mills and K. Kurz (Eds.) (2005) Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society. London/New York: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series. Download the Table of Contents

Martin, V., M. Mills and C. Le Bourdais (2005) “The Consequences of Parental Divorce on the Life Course Outcomes of Canadian Children,” Canadian Studies in Population 32(1): 29-51.

De Bruijn, J., M. Mills and G. van de Bunt (2005) “Letter from the Editorial Team,” International Sociology, 2005 20: 130-132.

Mills, M. and H.-P. Blossfeld (2005) Globalization, Uncertainty and the Early Life Course: A Theoretical Framework”, pp. 1-24, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Klijzing, M. Mills and K. Kurz (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society. London/New York: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series.

Mills, M. (2005) The Transition to Adulthood in Canada: The impact of irregular work shifts in a 24-Hour Economy,” pp. 277-303, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Klijzing, M. Mills and K. Kurz (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society. London/New York: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series.

Mills, M. , H.-P. Blossfeld and E. Klijzing (2005) “Becoming an Adult in Uncertain Times: A 14-Country Comparison of the Losers of Globalization,” pp. 393-411, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Klijzing, M. Mills and K. Kurz (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society. London/New York: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series.

Mills, M. (2005) “Worstelen met complexiteit: nieuwe theoretische en methodologische bouwstenen voor de sociologie,” [Wrestling with Complexity: New Theoretical and Methodological Building Blocks for Sociology], pp. 100-109, In: G. Engbersen & J. de Han (Red.) Balans en Toekomst van de Sociologie, [The Balance and Future of Sociology] Amsterdam: Pallas Publications

Mills, M. (2005) “(On)gelijke kansen vanuit een internationaal vergelijkend levensloopperspectief: Een theoretische raamwerk,” [(Un)equal changes from an international life course perspective: A theoretical framework], pp. 19-44, In: J. Godemont et al. (Eds) Het leven zoals het zou kunnen zijn, [Life As it Could Be] Leuven: Garant.

2004

Mills, M. (2004a) “Stability and Change: Partnership Histories in Canada, the Netherlands and the Russian Federation,” European Journal of Population, 20(1): 141-175.

Mills, M. (2004b) “Demand for Flexibility or Generation of Insecurity? The Individualization of Risk, Irregular Work Shifts and  Canadian Youth,” Journal of Youth Studies,  7(2): 115-139.

 

EDITORSHIP

2004-present         Co-Editor, International Sociology, Journal of the International Sociological Association (together with dr. G. van de Bunt)

 2007-present         Editorial Board, Canadian Studies in Population

 2002-present         Member of Editorial Board, book series ‘Population Studies’, Dutch University Press, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

EDITORSHIP

2012-                 Editor-in-Chief, European Sociological Review

2003-2010          Editor, International Sociology, Journal of the International Sociological Association

2011-present      Member Reviewer Board, Demographic Research

2010-present      Member Editorial Board, Journal of Family Research/Zeitschrift fuer Familienforschung

2008-present      Member Editorial Board, Canadian Studies in Population

2010-present      Member Editorial Board, Sociopedia, International Sociological Association


RESEARCH FUNDING ACQUISITIONS 

2013 - ERC Consolidator Grant. ‘SOCIOGENOME: Unravelling the genetic influences of reproductive behaviour and gene-environment Interaction,’ (ERC-2013-CoG-615603 )Value of award: ~€2 million, (2014-2019).

2012 - Large Networking Collaborative Project, FP7-SSH-2012 European Research Council (ERC), 'FamiliesAndSocieties - Changing Families and Sustainable Societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations,' Led by L. Olah (University Stockholm), Mills is co-leader of Working Package: 'The changing role of children and societal implications: Assisted reproduction, late fertility and childlessness,' Value of Award: € 6.5 million, with around € 330,000 awarded to Mills.

2012 - Research Talent Grant (Onderzoekstalent), NWO (Dutch Science Foundation). "Pathways to Power: Political Careers and Political Networks in the Netherlands, 1945-2010" (together with Tomas Zwinkels), Value of Award: € 168,576.

2011 - European Commission Directorate General Justice & Fundamental Rights, 'Reconciling Work, Family & Private Life: Production of Statistical Reports' (together with RAND Europe), Value of award: € 237,200

2010 - VIDI (mid-career research award) NWO (Dutch Science Foundation). “Is Fertility in the Genes? Unravelling gene-environment interaction, fertility postponement and infertility” Value of award: € 889,642

2010 - European Science Foundation (ESF) Workshop Grant, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences-2, 'Combining Biology and Social Science in Life Course Studies,' Value of award: €16,000

2007 - EEVA (Gender Emancipation Fund) Research Grant, ‘Gendered careers and human resource practices: The case of humanitarian organizations,’ (together with L. Heyse and R. Wittek), University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Value of award: € 43,200

2007 - NKPS (Netherlands Kinship Panel Study)/NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) Data collection Grant, ‘The Retreat from Marriage? A longitudinal examination of marriage expectations and outcomes of cohabiting unions in the Netherlands and the United States,’ (Primary applicant, together with W. Manning, Bowling Green State University, USA) Value of award: € 20,000

2007 - Conference Organization Grant, European Consortium for Sociological Research (organizer/applicant, value to supplement Grant of € 21,800 provided within the ESF TransEurope project – see below) Value: € 10,000

2007 - Summer School Organization Grant, European Consortium for Sociological Research (organizer/applicant, value to supplement Grant of € 19,340 provided within the ESF TransEurope project – see below) Value: € 10,000

2007 - ‘Gezamenlijk Gastheerschap’ Conference Grant provided jointly from the University of Groningen, Municipality and Province of Groningen, Netherlands (applicant/organizer) Value: € 1000

2006 - European Science Foundation, SCSS Networking Grant, ‘TransEurope Research Network: Transnationalisation and Changing Life Course Inequality in Europe,’(Reference: P-SCSS-04-10), (co-applicant together with H.-P. Blossfeld and H. Hofmeister, University of Bamberg) Value of award: € 450,000

2005 - Research Fellowship Grant, Centre for Comparative Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Value of award: € 15,000

2004 - NKPS (Netherlands Kinship Panel Study)/NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) Data collection Grant, ‘Non-Standard Work Schedules and Partnership Quality and Stability,’ Qualitative Mini-Panel, Netherlands Kinship Panel Study, (primary applicant) Value of award: € 20,000

2004 - NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) 4-year Subsidy for PhD student, ‘Temporal Labor Market Flexibility: The Determinants and its Consequences for Family Cohesion in an International Perspective’ (primary applicant, submitted together with Prof. Dr. H. Ganzeboom) Value of award: € 172,221

1998-2000 - SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Government of Canada Value of award: $33,240 (Canadian dollars) / € 21,700

AWARDS

2013                Nominated member of Council of Advisors, Population Europe

2012           Finalist Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, for best research article published in 2010 (for article “Nonstandard Work Schedules and Partnership Quality: Quantitative and Qualitative Findings” co-written with Kadri Täht, Journal of Marriage and Family. Selected as one of seven finalists by committee of 35 from 2,500 articles in 77 leading journals in 2010. 

2009      Appointed as Fellow, European Academy of Sociology

2007     Finalist Descartes Collaborative Research Prize, European Research Council (GLOBALIFE project, only Social Science to be considered in 2007) Value of award: € 30,000

2000     Ph.D. cum laude/with distinction

1999     Gunther Beyer Award, Most promising paper by a young scientist (under the age of 35 years) at the European Population Conference

TEACHING

University Groningen, The Netherlands (Sociology)

Since 2008

Survival and Event History Analysis

Methodologie en Dataverzameling I (Methodology and Data Collection)

Employment and the Life Course

PhD course 'Starting the Project: The Proposal and First Paper'

2006-2008

Organizations (Research Master)

Organizations: Research Practicum (Research Master)

Introduction to Survival Analysis (for Department of Demography, 2008)

2004/2005, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands (Methods/Sociology)


Theorievorming Maatschappelijke Vraagstukken; Life History Analysis (Master Level Course)

Master Thesis; Bachelor Thesis Workgroups

2003/2004    

Research Methodology (practicum), for Department of   Culture, Organization and Management;
Research Methodology (practicum), for the Department of Social-Cultural Sciences; Work and Organizations; 

Introduction to Qualitative Research; Bachelor Thesis Workgroups

University of Bielefeld, Germany (Sociology/Methods)
2001/2002     Introduction to Social Structure Analysis;
Complex Data Preparation and Analysis

University of Groningen, The Netherlands (Demography)
1999-2000    Life History Analysis (guest lectures, SPSS instruction)
1997-1999    Social Theories of Demographic Behavior (guest lectures)
Research Methods (guest lectures)
University of Alberta, Canada (Sociology)            
1995/1996    Advanced Research Methods (Teaching Assistant computer instruction)

PhD CANDIDATE SUPERVISION

See University of Oxford Webpage for Oxford DPhil supervision

09/2014-2017  Renske Verweij

09/2012 -2016     Tomas Zwinkels, "Pathways to Power"

09/2011 -2015      Felix Tropf, "Is Fertility in the Genes?" (with H. Snieder, UMCG, Groningen, N. Barban, Sociology)

09/2011 -2015    Maja Djundeva, "The impact of family status on healthy aging: A life course approach" (with R. Wittek)

09/2010 -2014    Gina Potarca, "Partnerships in a Comparative Perspective" (with M. van Duijn)

09/2010 - 2015    Miranda Visser "Professionalization in Humanitarian Organizations," (with L. Heyse, R. Wittek)

09/2009 -2015    Patrick Praeg, "Inequality and Health Outcomes", (with R. Wittek)

09/2009 -2014    Heike Schroeder, "Scaling the Grades: The scaling of Educational levels", (with H. Ganzeboom, VU)

09/2008-02/2013  Katia Begall, “Occupational Hazard? The impact of Occupation on Fertility” (with H. Ganzeboom,VU)

09/2008-12/2012     Nicoletta Balbo, “Fertility, Social Capital and Social Networks” (with N. Barban)

09/2007-03/2012     Katya Ivanova, “From Parents to Partners: The Impact of Family on Romantic Relationships in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood,” (together with René Veenstra)

09/2007-02/2012     Valeska Korff, “Between Cause & Control: Management in A Humanitarian Organization” (with L. Heyse and R. Wittek)

12/2004-10/11     Kadri Täht, "Out of Sync? The determinants and consequences of nonstandard schedules for family cohesion: The Netherlands within a Comparative Perspective," (with H. Ganzeboom, VU)

01/2004-12/08     Irma Mooi-Reci, "Unemployed and Scarred for Life? Longitudinal Analyses of How Unemployment and Policy Changes Affect Re-employment Careers and Wages in the Netherlands" (with H. Ganzeboom, VU)

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