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Prof. K. Neels 

Antwerp University, Belgium

Karel Neels is Professor of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and also lectures hazard modelling in the Master of Statistics Programme at the University of Leuven, Belgium. His research looks into trajectories of education, employment and family formation in both native and migrant populations, typically using large-scale longitudinal microdata from censuses and social security registers


Prof. M. Das

Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands

Marjolijn Das works as a senior statistical researcher at Statistics Netherlands. She is also an endowed professor of Urban Statistics at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, appointed within the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for BOLD Cities. Her research focuses on quantitative research with large-scale register data on the topics of regional demography and the interplay between people and their (urban) environment. She published on spatial inequalities, mobility in the life course, social and family networks and intergenerational transmission of education. She holds a PhD in Ethology from Utrecht University. Her current work within the MYMOVE project in collaboration with Joeke Kuyvenhoven and Helga de Valk focuses on patterns of childhood internal mobility of second-generation migrants and non-migrants.


Prof. Ø. Kravdal


University of Oslo, Norway

Øystein Kravdal has been professor of demography at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, since 1994. He is also one of the PIs at the Centre for Fertility and Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Kravdal has been particularly interested in the associations between education, income, fertility, and partnership, as well as the importance of these factors for mortality and health. Most of his research has been based on Norwegian register data, but he has also used survey data from Africa and India. He has been first or single author of papers in, for example, Demography, Population Studies, Population and Development Review, American Sociological Review, Social Science & Medicine, and American Journal of Epidemiology. He has much experience with event history analysis, including more advanced multilevel-multiprocess versions, and has often used various fixed effects designs. He was one of the editors of Population Studies from 2004-2013 and has been on the Editorial Board for European Journal of Population since 2001. 

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Dr. S. Vidal

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Sergi Vidal is a social demographer (PhD, Universitat Popeu Fabra), appointed as a Ramón y Cajal fellow and as a head of the Generations and Life Course research group at the Centre for Demographic in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His research interests are related, but not limited to family dynamics, residential mobility, and social inequality. His research is framed in life-course and cross.national approaches, and mostly uses state-of-the art quantitative methods for the analysis in longitudinal data. Currently, he conducts ersearch on the linkages between spatial mobility and social mobility over the lifecourse, inquiring large-scale longitudinal datasets from integrated administrative registers and surveys from Spain and a wide range of countries and using a series of advanced quantiative methods. 


Dr. N. Finney

University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom



Prof. C.A. Larsen

Aalborg University Denmark

Christian Albrekt Larsen (CAL) has specialised in the question of how to build social coherent societies in open economies and multicultural settings. The academic work of CAL demonstrates that the institutional structure behind the “Nordic model” still provides a promising answer to this fundamental question of social science. Internationally CAL is best known for his work on how institutions, especially universal welfare schemes, enhance public support for anti-poverty policies and social trust. The issue of migration and assimilation into Northern European host countries is prominent in CALs current project portfolio. CAL has received a Danish Sapere Aude II research leader elite grant (2012-2015) and a Fulbright grant (2015-2016). CAL has been a member of the Danish national research council for social science (2015 – 2019).


Dr. K. Haandrikman

Stockholm University, Sweden

Karen Haandrikman is senior lecturer in human geography at Stockholm University. She has a background in demography and human geography, with a PhD from the University of Groningen from 2010. Her research is about migration, segregation, integration and entrepreneurship among immigrant women. She has led several large research projects, most importantly an Urban Europe-funded project on the comparison of socioeconomic and ethnic segregation in five European countries. Ongoing projects are about geographical polarization, the life courses of migrants in Sweden, and childhood social context and its importance for intergenerational social mobility. Methods include mixed methods but are mostly quantitative, based on using register data and especially geocoded individual data. At Stockholm University, Haandrikman is programme director for the Master in Human Geography, she teaches methods courses and modules on migration and population geography at different levels, and she supervises PhD and master students.


Dr. J. Dollman

University of Mannheim, Germany 

Jörg Dollmann is a postdoc researcher at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research MZES at the University of Mannheim, where he leads the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU), together with Frank Kalter and Irena Kogan. Furthermore, he is head of the Research Data Center at the German Center for Integration and Migration Research DeZIM in Berlin. He has a background in Sociology and is interested in ethnic and social stratification in education and the role of institutions for educational inequalities and success. He is also interested in (children of) immigrants' language acquisition processes and the role of foreign accents for different outcomes, like social or structural integration.