Prof. dr. C.M. (Tineke) Fokkema


Tineke Fokkema is a Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW), in the Families & Generations group, and endowed professor Ageing, Families and Migration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Within IMISCOE, she is also coordinator of the Standing Committee ‘Older Migrants’. She is an internationally regarded specialist on ageing, intergenerational solidarity, migration, and their intersection. In 2014-2018 she was involved in the ERC Research project ‘Families in Context’ led by Prof. dr P.A. Dykstra, focusing on the social implications of growing old in a migration context. Fokkema has extensive experience with analyzing large-scale cross-national surveys (e.g. SHARE, GGS, TIES) and has done fieldwork among older migrants in Italy and Morocco. Fokkema holds a PhD in Economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and has published in leading academic journals (e.g. The Journals of Gerontology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Population, Space and Place, European Journal of Ageing, and Ageing and Society).


Professor of Ageing, Families and Migration at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), Erasmus University Rotterdam


Older adults, loneliness, solidarity, return migration


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