On 1 January 2017, I joined the faculty of the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL) as an Assistant Professor of the Sociology of Work. During 2017-2018, I will be on leave from the University of Southampton, although I will continue as an affiliate of the ESRC Research Centre for Population... Continue Reading →
On 5 May 2016, I won the Southampton University Student Union award for Best Academic Support for the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences. It's such pleasure to work with my students here at Southampton--what a thrill to find out that the feeling is mutual! A real honor, thanks so much!
On Tuesday 21 July 2015, findings from research conducted in collaboration with Kenneth Aarskaug Wiik (Statistics Norway) about "Partner choice and timing of first marriage among children of immigrants in Norway and Sweden" were featured in an article entitled "Få gifter seg utenfor båsen [Few get married outside their 'group']" in Vårt Land. (For an English translation via Google Translate click... Continue Reading →
On Thursday 9 July 2015, I provided expert commentary on new statistics released by the Office of National Statistics on Marital Status and Living Arrangements in England and Wales in an article entitled 'Third of adults yet to make it down the aisle' by Richard Ford in The Times. "More than a third of adults in England and Wales are single... Continue Reading →
Along with research teams in Sweden (Elizabeth Thomson (PI), Gunnar Anderson, Eva Bernhardt), Norway (Kenneth Aarskaug Wiik), and the United States (Kelly Musick), I will investigate how cohabitation is related to family instability and the formation of complex families in Sweden, more broadly in Europe, and the United States. This research project will take advantage of newly available Swedish Generations and... Continue Reading →
On Friday 5 December 2014, I provided expert commentary on new statistics released by the Office of National Statistics on Childbearing in England and Wales in an article entitled 'Rise of the only child as women build their carriers' by Richard Ford in The Times. "One-child families are at their highest level for more than... Continue Reading →
On 1 August 2014, I was promoted to the role of Director of MSc programmes in Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton (UK). I am very excited to serve my department and to more closely work with our Master's students as they embark on our 12-month MSc program!
On 1 March 2014, I joined the faculty of the Department of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton (UK) as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer). In addition to the Lectureship appointment, I will be a faculty affiliate of the ESRC Research Centre for Population Change (CPC) and the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI).... Continue Reading →
Title: The Employment of Turkish Second Generation Women in Europe in Comparative Perspective Authors: Jennifer A. Holland and Helga de Valk Publication: NEUJOBS Working Paper D 18.4. Brussels: European Commission, 7th Framework Program. Abstract: Over the next 50 years, population aging will contribute to a dramatic decline in the European working age population. One important... Continue Reading →