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Researcher

Karel Neels

  • Research interest:Research in the broad domain of demography and population studies, characterized by the application of demographic and actuarial methods in the fields of social demography (e.g. union formation and dissolution, total and order-specific fertility, all-cause and cause-specific mortality, internal and international migration), medicine (e.g. preventive health care use, cancer treatments), education (e.g. educational trajectories, drop-out, educational attainment) and labour market processes (e.g. active labour market policies, social assitance beneficiaries, work-family balance, migrant labour market outcomes). Information on demographic and household transitions, educational trajectories and labour market transitions is subsequently integrated using cohort-component projections and microsimulation models to inform policy makers and various organizations on population dynamics and its consequences.
  • Keywords:MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS, POPULATION DYNAMICS, SOCIOLOGY OF LABOUR, LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS, FERTILITY, MIGRATION, DEMOGRAPHY, HOUSEHOLD DYNAMICS, Political and social sciences
  • Disciplines:Family and household studies, Fertility, Formal demography, Migration, Population trends and policies, Sociological methodology and research methods, Sociology of work
  • Research techniques:Multivariate analysis (linear and generalized linear models), longitudinal analysis (life table analysis, discrete and continuous-time hazard models for single and multiple decrements, repeated events and frailty models, multistate models), cohort component projection and hazard-based microsimulation models. Extensive expertise in the application of this methodology in the fields of social demography, medicine, educational outcomes and labour market issues.
  • Users of research expertise:Consultancy for policy makers and organisations at international, national, regional and local levels. Clarification of demographic trends and population dynamics in popular media, including related causes and consequences (e.g. social policy, social security, education, labour market processes).