Recent publications (pdf)

Matthijs Kalmijn

Professor of sociology and demography at the University of Amsterdam

Senior Researcher at NIDI




  • Kalmijn, M. 2018. Contact and Conflict between Adult Children and Their Parents in Immigrant Families: Is Integration Problematic for Family Relationships? Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, forthcoming.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2018. Guilt in Adult Mother-Child Relationships: Connections to Intergenerational Ambivalence and Support. Journal of Gerontology, forthcoming.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2018. The Effects of Ageing on Intergenerational Support Exchange: A New Look at the Hypothesis of Flow Reversal. European Journal of Population, forthcoming.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2018. Secondary traumatization, relationship problems, and adult children’s well-being: Long-term effects of World War II in the Netherlands. Advances in Life Course Research, in press..
  • Van Houdt, K., M. Kalmijn & K. Ivanova. 2018. Family complexity and adult children’s obligations: The role of divorce and co-residential history in norms to support parents and stepparents. European Sociological Review, 34, No. 2, 169–183.
  • De Leeuw, S., M. Kalmijn & R. van Gaalen. 2018. The intergenerational transmission of educational attainment among non-residential fathers and their children. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, advance access.
  • Kalmijn, M. & T. Leopold. 2018. Changing Sibling Relationships after Parents’ Death: The Role of Solidarity and Kinkeeping. Journal of Marriage and Family, forthcoming.
  • Kalmijn, M. & G. Kraaykamp. 2018. Determinants of cultural assimilation in the second generation: A longitudinal analysis of values about marriage and sexuality among Turkish and Moroccan migrants. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2017 (advance access).
  • Van den Berg, L., M. Kalmijn & T. Leopold. 2018. Family structure and leaving home: A mediation analysis. European Journal of Population, advance access.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2017. The Ambiguous Link between Marriage and Health: A Dynamic Reanalysis of Loss and Gain Effects. Social Forces, accepted.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2017. Family Structure and the Well-being of Immigrant Children in Four European Countries. International Migration Review, online advance access 2016.
  • Fischer, M. A., S. Steinmetz, & M. Kalmijn. 2016. Does tolerance matter? A comparative study of same-sex and mixed-sex unions’ well-being in nine European countries. European Societies, 18, 5, 514-534.
  • Leopold, T. & M. Kalmijn. 2016. Is Divorce More Painful When Couples Have Children? Evidence From Long-Term Panel Data on Multiple Domains of Well-being. Demography, 53, 6, 1717-1742.
  • Kalmijn, M. & Van de Werfhorst, H. G. 2016. Sibship Size and Gendered Resource Dilution in Different Societal Contexts. PLoS ONE, 11(8), p. e0160953.
  • Geven, S., M. Kalmijn, and F. van Tubergen. 2016. The ethnic composition of schools and students' problem behaviour in four European countries: the role of friends. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(9), 1473-1495.
  • Gracia, P. & M. Kalmijn. 2016. Parents' Family Time and Work Schedules: The Split-Shift Schedule in Spain. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 2, 401-415.
  • Van den Bogaard, L., K. Henkens & M. Kalmijn. 2016. Retirement as a relief? The role of physical job demands and psychological job stress for effects of retirement on self-rated health. European Sociological Review, 32, 2, 295-306.
  • Bol, T. & Kalmijn, M. 2016. Grandparents` resources and grandchildren`s schooling: Does grandparental involvement moderate the grandparent effect? Social Science Research, 55. 155-170.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2016. Father-child contact, interparental conflict, and depressive symptoms among children of divorced parents. European Sociological Review, 32, 68-80.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2016. Children’s divorce and parent-child contact:A within-family analysis of elderly European parents. Journals of Gerontology Series B Psychological and Social Sciences, 71, 332-343.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2015. The children of intermarriage in four European countries: Implications for school achievement, social contacts, and cultural values. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 662, 246-265. [including corrigendum]
  • Kalmijn, M. 2015. Father-child relations after divorce in four European countries: Patterns and determinants. Comparative Population Studies, 40, 3, 251-276.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2015. How childhood circumstances moderate the long-term impact of divorce on father-child relationships. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(4):921-38.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2015. Family disruption and intergenerational transmission: Comparing the influences of married parents, divorced parents, and stepparents. Demography, 52(3):811-33.
  • Kalmijn, M. & J. Dronkers. 2015. Lean on me? The influence of parental separation and divorce on children’s support networks in four European countries. Zeitschrift für Familienforschung - Journal of Family Research, 27, 21-42.
  • Damman, M., Henkens, K., & Kalmijn, M. 2015. Women’s Retirement Intentions and Behavior: The Role of Childbearing and Marital Histories. European Journal of Population, 31, 4, 1-25.
  • Van Zantvliet, P. I., M. Kalmijn & E. Verbakel. 2015. Early partner choices of immigrants: The effect of preferences, opportunities, and parents. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41, 5, 772-794.
  • Damman, M., Henkens, K. & M. Kalmijn. 2015. Missing work after retirement: The role of life histories in the retirement adjustment process. The Gerontologist, 55, 5, 802-813.
  • Kalmijn, M. 2015. Relationships between fathers and adult children: The cumulative effects of divorce and repartnering. Journal of Family Issues, 77, 4, 921-938.