Friday 20 November 2020 Sapphire Yu Han successfully defended het PhD thesis entitled ‘Latent state models for classifying and explaining processes in young adults’ life courses‘.
Individual life courses are almost as diverse as individuals themselves. No two individuals have the same life course, although most life courses contain the same important events, such as getting education in school and later a career in the labor market. For her research, Sapphire developed a new model to classify the life courses of young adults and to explain how their life courses are determined by individual choices and affected by social context and chance.
Sapphire did her PhD project at NIDI and is currently employed as a statistician at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
For more information see the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam website.
You can follow the public defence online via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnN8TaVYe83472ewz9CH9HA