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Using a network of the whole population of the Netherlands to measure exposure to differing educational backgrounds

In this paper we set out a new and innovative way of analyzing large scale administrative data through network analysis. We construct a network of the 17 million residents of the Netherlands and link together with their family, colleagues, neighbours and classmates resulting in 1.4 billion links that reveal underlying, structural networks that form the basis of societal interactions.

Private Childcare and Employment Options

I used geocoded data of respondents to estimate whether the proximity to childcare facilities effected mothers working hours and how this changed over time. The results showed that proximity matters suggesting the density of childcare provision was important in structuring individuals employment choices.

Evaluating interviewer manipulation in the new round of the Generations and Gender Survey

We analyze whether centralized fieldwork processes increase data quality in the collection of complex life histories in the GGP.

Grandparenthood in China and Western Europe. An analysis of CHARLS and SHARE

We look at how the experience of being a grandparent differes between China and Europe. Despite grandparents being younger in China, there are many similarities in health, widowhood and employment levels with European grandparents. There are however large differences within China, between urban and rural grandparents.

The pains and reliefs of the transitions into and out of spousal caregiving

We look at how the transitions into and out of caregiving differentially affect a caregivers health and how this varies across countries.

Chinese Parent-Child Relationships in Later Life in the Context of Social Inequalities

In this paper we examine how the relationships between parents and children differ across various parts of Chinese society. China has undergone rapid social transformation in the last few decades and there are strong fears that this may have undermined intergenerational solidarity. Our analyses suggest however that these relationships have merely adapted to these changes and we idnetify clear signs of persistent intergenerational solidarity.

Measuring policy entitlements at the micro-level. Maternity and parental leave in Europe

Social policies are agorthims which distribute entitlements based an individuals characteristics. In this paper, we set out how these policy algorithms can be formalized and standardized to create powerful tools for policy analysis and provide nuanced insights into the distirbutive mechanics of social policies.

Intergenerational conflict. Evidence from Europe

We look at how the experience of being a grandparent differes between China and Europe. Despite grandparents being younger in China, there are many similarities in health, widowhood and employment levels with European grandparents. There are however large differences within China, between urban and rural grandparents.