An Economic Perspective on the Role of Family Structure and Education as Determinants of Crime KU Leuven
This research project employs quasi-experimental methods on administrative population data to investigate whether family structure and education have a causal impact on the children’s criminal outcomes. Within this broad research agenda, contributions are made in four specific research topics. I first use family fixed effects and multiple births as an instrument to estimate whether birth order and family size causally influence children’s ...
Counter-currents of migration and faith: the involvement of Senegalese migrants and their children within the religious education sector in Senegal. University of Antwerp
The education and communication pillars of integrated care for atrial fibrillation. University of Antwerp
Education and mental health in an era of educational expansion. Ghent University
Educational differences in mental health and subjective well-being (SWB) are among the most consistent findings in social epidemiology. In general, lower educated people experience more psychological distress, a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms 1 and less SWB 3-8. Is this the result of selection effects leading more fit individuals toward higher credentials? Although we know that selection processes are present 9 educational ...
The education and communication pillars of integrated care for atrial fibrillation Hasselt University
The reversal of the gender imbalance in higher education: implications for patterns of assortative mating in Europe KU Leuven
This project will be pioneering the study of demographic consequences of a major recent development in Europe: while men have always received more education than women in the past, this gender imbalance in education has now turned around. Today, women excel men in terms of participation and success in higher education. This implies that, for the first time in history, there are more highly educated women than men reaching the reproductive ...
Beyond patronizing? The area of tension between educationalization and commercialization in the lifeworld of children Ghent University
The starting point of this research lies in the economical (the child as consumer) and political changes (the child as citizen) that took place in the lifeworlds of children during the second half of the 20th century in the Western countries. This research aims at mapping the implications of these sociatal changes for our constructions of today's childhood as well as for the actual lifeworlds of children.
The role of peer effects in dynamic discrete choice models: with applications to technology adoption and educational choice KU Leuven
Forward looking behavior is important in many contexts. Investors pay a cost today, hoping to receive a return in the future. Students are willing to study hard, hoping this will lead to better jobs. At the same time, these individual choices can have repercussions for society as a whole. Investments in green technologies slow down climate change. Highly educated students earn higher wages and therefore provide more tax income and depend ...