Gusta Wachter works at NIDI as a researcher. In her PhD project she examined the union and family formation of the children of immigrants in the Netherlands, often referred to as the second generation. She is interested in the type of romantic relationships they are involved in, the age at which they enter relationships and the type of partners they have. Using full population register data she looked both at differences between the second generation and the majority population as well as at changes that occur between second-generation birth cohorts.
Her PhD project was a collaboration with the International Institute of Social History and Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and was funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Besides working on her PhD, Gusta is also involved in the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) as an executive assistant.
Migration and ethnic relations