Dos contratos en el NIDI

Como en otras ocasiones, me hago eco de una convocatoria de trabajo para demógrafos, en esta ocasión en el Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute:

Deadline for applications: 4 November 2013

The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and located in the centre of The Hague. The staff of the institute consists of about 50 persons, mostly researchers. In an ERC-funded project on ‘Contexts of Opportunity: Explaining Cross-National Variation in the Links Between Childhood Disadvantage, Young Adult Demographic Behaviour and Later-Life Outcomes’ (CONOPP) there are vacancies for:

2 PhD Positions

CONOPP is a project funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council to Aart Liefbroer. The aim of the project is to study cross-national variation in the strength of the linkages between childhood disadvantage, young adult demographic behaviour and social, economic and health-related outcomes later in life. The current two PhD positions focus on the comparative study of the link between childhood disadvantage and young adult demographic outcomes. Attention will be paid to several aspects of social disadvantage during childhood: the economic and cultural status of the parents, and the household situation during childhood. The young adult demographic outcomes studied include early union formation, cohabitation, union dissolution, early childbearing, childbearing outside marriage, and time spent as lone parent. The main dataset that will be used is the Generations and Gender Survey. In addition, other longitudinal comparative datasets will be used.

Job description
The PhDs will write a dissertation, based on a set of research articles, publishable in international refereed journals. They will participate in meetings of the project team, the NIDI Theme Group on Families & Generations, and other relevant groups. They are expected to contribute to the preparation of datasets to be used in the CONOPP project as a whole.

Candidates should have:

  • Completed a Research Master in Demography, Sociology, or a related social science
  • Solid knowledge of statistical methods for the analysis of data from individual and/or household surveys
  • Knowledge of family demography, social inequality and welfare states literatures
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Good writing and social skills

Appointment and salary
The candidates are expected to start on September 1, 2013. The initial appointment will be for a period of 1 year. After positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended for another 2½ years.. A psychological assessment will be part of the selection procedure.

The gross monthly salary will be between € 2,083 (year 1) and € 2,664 (year 4). Benefits include pension contribution, annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%. Non-Dutch nationals may be eligible for a substantial tax break (30% ruling). Applicants should have the right to work in the Netherlands for the duration of the contract.


Place of work
Lange Houtstraat 19, The Hague


For additional information you may contact prof. dr. A.C. Liefbroer (+31 703565230 or +31 636549862).
Application procedure
Candidates are invited to submit their application in English. Applicants should send:

1. letter of motivation
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. An overview of university grades and secondary school exam grades
4. names and addresses of three referees

The deadline for submitting your application is 4 November 2013. Please send your application to  the director of NIDI, prof. dr L.J.G. van Wissen (

For more information on NIDI, please visit our website at

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