Daniël van Wijk aims to use quantitative methods to improve our understanding of segregation, demographic change, and socioeconomic inequality. His PhD project focuses on how insecurity about employment influences the decision to make long-term commitments to the family, for example by marrying or by having children. Using large-scale register data from Statistics Netherlands, Daniël explores how employment insecurity affects the demographic decision-making of Dutch natives and migrant groups in different ways.
Before working at NIDI, Daniël completed a research master in Urban and Economic Geography at Utrecht University, where he wrote a master thesis on how the residential environment influences individuals’ voting behavior.
Demographic behavior, family formation, employment insecurity, segregation, contextual effects