Welcome to the personal website of Rense Nieuwenhuis. Rense is a quantitative sociologist interested in how the interplay between social policies and demographic trends gives rise to economic inequalities. He publishes on family policies, single parents, economic inequality and poverty, and statistical tools. He is the co-editor of The triple bind of single parents. In 2014 he obtained a Phd ('Cum Laude') from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and currently he is an associate professor at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).