Welcome to Curving Normality, the personal webpage of Rense Nieuwenhuis: a sociologist answering the question how the interplay between (a.) changing processes of family formation and (b.) social policy innovations produces inequality. His research explains why trends in inequality are different across OECD countries.
My PhD dissertation titled “Family Policy Outcomes: combining institutional and demographic explanations of women’s employment and earnings inequality in OECD countries, 1975-2005” is now available for download. The dissertation was approved by a committee of 6 renowned scholars, and I will defend it during a public defense on January 10th, 2014. The dissertation addresses how family… Continue Reading