Matthijs Kalmijn

Professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam

Senior researcher at Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute


Matthijs Kalmijn received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991. His  research areas are family sociology, social demography, inequality, and migration/ethnicity. Kalmijn has (co-)coordinated several large-scale social surveys in the Netherlands, including the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study (NKPS), the Netherlands Longitudinal Lifecourse Study (NELLS), and more recently, the multi-actor survey Parents and Children in the Netherlands (OKiN). Kalmijnā€™s current work focuses on (a) adult intergenerational relationships, (b) divorce and family complexity, and (c) the impact of inequality and migration on family relationships.


Kalmijn was inaugurated to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), to the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW), and to the Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe).