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I am a PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and I work in the field of research methodology and official statistics. I conduct my research in collaboration with Netherlands Statistics. 

I have previously held various research positions in, among others, RAND Corporation and Maastricht University.

I am highly experienced in quantitative research methods and software and have a good understanding of qualitative methods. 

My interests lie in statistics, data analysis and econometrics, labour market studies, migration, higher education and social protection. 

I have been involved in research projects on, among others, the economic impacts of minimum wage, the economic impacts of migration in Europe for both the sending and receiving countries, comparative assessments of higher education policies in Europe and the impact of various social protection schemes on poverty reduction in Indonesia.

 

Research

Error correction in the measurement of flexible labour


My research focuses on the application of latent class analysis to estimate error in the measurement of flexible labour contracts and the transition to permanent labour contracts. Flexible and permanent labour contracts are measured in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the Employment Register (ER). Both sources have repeated measurements of these variables, which makes estimation of the measurement error possible. 

The research answers the following questions:
1. Can LCA be applied to combine different sources and correct for measurement error?
2. What is the true number of flexible labour contracts, what is the true number of transitions from flexible to permanent labour contracts and vice versa?

 

 

Teaching

I am a teaching assistant for a couple of Master's level courses focusing on quantitative research methods and statistics and which make use of the SPSS statistical package.

 

Education / Academic qualification

Social Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Public Policy, Master, UNU-MERIT

Public Policy, Master, Universiteit Maastricht

Economics and Business, Bachelor, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Quantitative research methods, University of Michigan

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Research Output 2014 2017

Open Access

Adapting to the new normal- Educating Syrian refugee children in Jordan

Culbertson, S., Ling, T., Henham, M. L., Corbett, J., Karam, R., Pankowska, P. K. P., Saunders, C. L., Bellasio, J. & Baruch, B. 2016 RAND Corporation.

Research output: PopularReport

Evaluation of the Emergency Education Response for Syrian Refugee Children and Host Communities in Jordan

Culbertson, S., Ling, T., Henham, M. L., Corbett, J., Karam, R., Pankowska, P. K. P., Saunders, C. L., Bellasio, J. & Baruch, B. 2016 Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Research output: ScientificReport

Governance and Adaptation to Innovative Modes of Higher Education Provision

McGrath Hoareau, C., Hofman, J., Bajzikova, L., Lasakova, A., Sasso, S., Pankowska, P. K. P., Belanger, J., Florea, S. & Krivograd, J. 2016 Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Research output: ScientificReport