Family Matters

Connecting the city with our university by transferring knowledge on social challenges, that is the 'RotterdamLezing'.

The 'Rotterdamlezing' has been a gift from Erasmus University Rotterdam to the city since 2003. The university actively seeks to connect with the city by researching what is alive among its residents and by contributing to solving social challenges. The lectures always have a keen eye for the most current challenges for Rotterdam.
The Erasmus Trust Fund is co-organiser of this evening.

Lecture 23 May 2022

Rotterdamlezing 2022 of Renske Keizer - Highlights

On Monday evening 23 May, Erasmus University organised the 18th Rotterdam Lecture. Prof.dr. Renske Keizer gave a lecture on the theme of broad prosperity: You must have it from your family! With this lecture, the university wants to transfer knowledge about the role of family in the perpetuation of inequality. The full evening program of the Rotterdam lecture can be viewed here.

Family sociologist Renske Keizer

Keizer, professor of Family Sociology at EUR, talked about the influence family has on the developmental outcomes of children, focusing on fathers and mothers. In addition, she explained the role family can play in maintaining, increasing, or decreasing social inequality. Keizer discussed the importance of national context and showed how policy and interventions can reduce inequality in the development outcomes of children.


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Previous editions

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