Overview

Postdoc project “CH-X”

  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Swiss Centre of Expertise in Life Course Research (LIVES)

I am currently working on a project about the personal networks of young adults in Switzerland. We aim to study which social capital matters for young adults’ educational attainment and their entrance to the labour market.

PhD project “The ripple effect in family networks. Relational structures and well-being in divorced and non-divorced families”

  • University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS)

The divorce rate in Europe has doubled over the last 50 years. My thesis investigates why some families fare better than others after parental divorce in terms of relationship quality and family well-being. Parental divorce not only affects the nuclear family, i.e., parents and children, but also affects extended family members, i.e., grandparents and aunts/uncles, and their relationships with the nuclear family. At the same time, extended family members can be an important source of support for nuclear family members after parental divorce. My thesis contains a number of studies on family network data from datasets collected by other researchers, as well as the first study on Lifelines Family Ties. The thesis also provides a description of the design and collection of this multi-actor family network data set that was carried out specifically for the research question in this thesis in collaboration with the multi-generational cohort study Lifelines.

If you wish to receive a free a hard-copy version of my thesis, don’t hesitate to contact me. You can download the digital version of my thesis using this link: https://doi.org/10.33612/diss.126812050

 

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The cover illustration of my thesis is designed by Lize Prins