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 Sociology and social gerontology

-          Social networks

-          Social participation

-          Sociology of the family

-          Age, period and cohort differences in social functioning

-          Informal and formal care use


Participation in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, (LASA),  a cohort-sequential study on the physical, cognitive, emotional and social functioning of older adults (www.lasa.vu.nl ). Focus on continuity and change in social networks and participation of older adults across birth cohorts and historical time.


Bachelorwerkgroep sociologie

Masterthesis Sociologie

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Education/Academic qualification

Master in Social Research, track Sociology (cum laude), Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 Sep 200731 Aug 2009

Bachelor Sociologie (cum laude), Bachelor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 Sep 200431 Aug 2007

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Research Output 2009 2019

Open Access
old age
retirement age
Social Role

Cohort differences in received social support in later life: The role of network type

Suanet, B. & Antonucci, T. C., 2017, In : Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 72, 4, p. 706-715

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Who is in the stepfamily? Change in stepparents’ family boundaries between 1992-2009

Suanet, B., van der Pas, S. & van Tilburg, T. G., 2013, In : Journal of Marriage and Family. 75, p. 1070-1083 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

National Council
life situation
social network
Open Access
Multilevel Analysis
Health Resources
Longitudinal Studies
Regression Analysis
Open Access
Social Support
social support
Aging of materials
Longitudinal Studies

Activities 2015 2018

Wie zorgt er voor de mantelzorger?

Bianca Suanet (Participant), Marjolein Broese Van Groenou (Participant)
4 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshopSocietal

Editorial Board Member Mens & Maatschappij

B.A. Suanet (Participant)
2015 → …

Activity: Other



Prof. dr. Schreuder Dissertation Prize

Bianca Suanet (Recipient), 2015


Van der Gaag Grant

Bianca Suanet (Recipient), 2015