Matthijs Kalmijn

Professor of Demography

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 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). Kalmijn's chair is located at the Department of Sociology at the University of Groningen.