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- Masters (doctoraal) degree in Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, 1982
- Masters (doctoraal) degree in Sociology, Radboud University Nijmegen (Cum Laude), 1990
- PhD in Sociology, Radboud University Nijmegen, 1996
Thesis: "Marriage patterns and social openness: Educational homogamy and occupational homogamy in 60 countries"]
Promotores: Wout Ultee, Jan Lammers, Radboud University Nijmegen
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Previous research positions
Junior researcher, Department of Sociology, Radboud University Nijmegen
Project: Educational and occupational homogamy: Large-scale comparative research on the relationship between the educational levels and occupations of spouses.
Research sponsored by the Radboud University Nijmegen
Post-doc researcher, Urban Research Centre Utrecht (URU), Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Utrecht University
Project: Spatial and social mobility in the household career.
Research sponsored by the Priority Programme of Population Studies of the Netherlands Organisation for the Advancement of Scientific Research (NWO)
Researcher, Scholar Department, Faculty of Economics and Econometrics (FEE), University of Amsterdam
Project: Public funding and private returns to education (PURE) in 15 European countries.
Research sponsored as part of the Targetted Socio-Economic Research (TSER) of the European Union.
Senior researcher, Department for Health Services Research (CZO), Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Major tasks: Research on health inequality and accessibility problems in health care and the development of a risk model for the Dutch Health Inspection
Senior researcher, Department of Economics, Radboud University Nijmegen.
Project: A comparative study of operating hours, working time and employment in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom (EUCOWE).
Research sponsored as part of the Key Action Research for Improving the Socio-Economic Knowledge Base (ISKB) of the European Union.
Senior researcher and project manager VIDI-project "Micro and macro-level determinants of participation in education of children in developing countries", Department of Economics, Radboud University Nijmegen.
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Winner of the outstanding paper of 1998 award of the International Studies Special Interest Group (ISSIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), together with Wout Ultee and Jan Lammers, for our paper "Educational homogamy in 65 countries: An explanation of differences in openness using country-level explanatory variables." American Sociological Review, 63, 264-85, 1998.
Research award of the Middle East Research Competion (MERC) of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), together with Ayse Gündüz-Hosgör, for our project "Effects of family background characteristics on the educational achievement of women in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, 1978-1998".
VIDI grant of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme (IRIS) of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for the project "Micro and macro-level determinants of participation in education of children in developing countries".
Research grant of the MAGW Free Competition of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), together with Mieke Verloo, for our project "Breaking with fragmentation and mono-dimensionality: Understanding women's labour market participation in Muslim countries".
Research grant of the programme "Population, reproductive health and economic development" (POPDEV) of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (WOTRO) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, in cooperation with the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar-es-Salaam, the Centre for International Development Issues (CIDIN) and the Department of Public Health of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (UMCN), for our research programme "Impact of reproductive health services on socio-economic development in sub-saharan Africa: Connecting evidence at macro, meso and micro-level".
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