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POPNET Connects with Marjolijn Das

22 March 2022 , 09:00 10:00 CET

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Using a whole population network in the social sciences

Network research can have enormous added value in different substantive research fields, ranging from epidemiology and infectious disease control to economics and the social sciences. This talk focuses on the use of integral administrative register data within the social sciences, in particular the Dutch whole population network which contains links between neighbours, household members, family, colleagues and classmates. I will present social research done at CBS with register data and with the network, such as contagion of demographic behaviour, segregation, and clustering of crime within networks. I will also sketch avenues for future social research.

About Marjolijn Das

Marjolijn Das works as a senior statistical researcher at Statistics Netherlands and is an endowed professor of Urban Statistics at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam, appointed within the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for BOLD Cities. Her research focuses on quantitative social research with large-scale register data. For a number of years, she has been working with the whole population network derived by CBS. Her research theme is the interplay between people and their urban/social environment. She published on spatial inequalities, mobility in the life course, social and family networks and the intergenerational transmission of education. She holds a PhD in Ethology from Utrecht University.