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). Kalmijn’s current work focuses on (a) adult intergenerational relationships, (b) divorce and family complexity, and (c) long-term effects of negative life events.