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Mariska completed her PhD at Utrecht University in 2014. Her dissertation is entitled 'Gender, Aspirations, and Achievements: Relating Work and Family Aspirations to Occupational Outcomes'. This thesis was part of the High Potential program 'Interdependences between work and family life: an interdisciplinary approach of the work-family interface' of Professor Tanja van der Lippe and Dr Esther Kluwer. Before that, she did the Research Master Sociology and Social Research and the Bachelor Interdisciplinary Social Science.


Mariska's research focusses on a variety of labour market issues. For example, she is interested in the combination of paid work and other life domains, employment of disadvantaged groups such as individuals with a handicap, employment of older workers, etc. Her current research projects reflect these interests. She is further interested in research methods and the opportunities these bring for social science research.

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  • University of Kent | Canterbury | Honorair Onderzoeker | 2021-04-01 - present

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