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The genderball team includes the following people:


Jan Van Bavel, Principal Investigator. Professor of demography, Centre for Sociological Research, unit for Family and Population Studies (FaPOS) University of Leuven. [Personal website]
pasfoto_Yolien Yolien De Hauw, PhD Student. Yolien De Hauw holds a Master Degree in Criminology and an advanced Master Degree in Quantitative Analysis in the Social Sciences. She started working on the GENDERBALL project in January 2013. In her doctoral research, she analyses past and ongoing trends of education-specific mating squeeze and investigates how the expansion of higher education among women affects the pattern of educational homogamy, male hypogamy and female hypergamy.
pasfoto_Alessandra Alessandra Trimarchi, Post-Doctoral Researcher. Alessandra joined the GENDERBALL team in February 2013 and in June 2016 she completed a joint PhD in Demography granted by La Sapienza University of Rome and the University of Leuven. In the project, she examines individual and couple-level perspectives on the relationship between education and fertility outcomes.
Andre Grow André Grow, Post-Doctoral Researcher. André Grow obtained a PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology/Department of Sociology at the University of Groningen and started working on the GENDERBALL project in September 2013. In the project, he examines patterns of assortative mating, mostly by means of agent-based computational modelling. [Personal website]
Picture Martin March 6 2014 Martin Klesment, Post-Doctoral Researcher. PhD in demography from Tallinn University. His main research interests are related to fertility and socio-economic status. In the project, he will focus on gender balance in relative income.
IMG_9795 Christine Schnor, Post-Doctoral Researcher. Christine Schnor holds a Diploma degree in Latin American Area Studies and a PhD in Demography from Rostock University. From 2010 to 2013, she was a PhD student in the Laboratory of Social and Economic Demography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock. From 2013 to July 2014 she worked as a researcher in the Interface Demography research unit at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. In August 2014, she joined the GENDERBALL team in Leuven as a post-doctoral researcher. Her research interests are related to partnership and family dynamics. In the project, she will focus on separation and repartnering patterns.


Lindsay Theunis holds a Master Degree in Sociology from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In 2010, she started working at the Department of Sociology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where she was affiliated to the Interface Demography unit as a doctoral student. In January 2016, she joined the GENDERBALL team in Leuven to continue her doctoral research. She investigates the relationship between educational sorting and transitions related to divorce (such as separation, moving out of the joint home, and re-partnering).
eliDSCF7890 Eli Nomes holds a MA in History and Philosophy and an MSc in Policy Economics and is currently working on a PhD at Family and Population Studies, University of Leuven. He investigates the relation between historical patterns of educational assortative mating and fertility dynamics, focussing on the mid-twentieth century Baby Boom.

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