Renske Keizer is full professor in Family Sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Keizer’s primary research interests are fatherhood and parenthood in an internationally comparative perspective, and the dynamics of partner relationships. Her research straddles sociology, pedagogical sciences, demography, and developmental psychology. Central to her work is the application of the theory-based life course approach to the behavior and well-being of individuals, and (extended) families. She has a demonstrated track record of significant contributions to multiple fields and to policy debates, through several highly-cited publications in top-tier journals, such as Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Psychology, Population and Development Review, European Sociological Review, and European Journal of Population. She has received several prestigious grants, amongst which an ERC Starting Grant, a NWO VENI and a NWO VIDI award. In 2016, she was selected as one of the 25 most talented young scholars of all Dutch and Flemish universities. In April 2019 she became member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Currently, Renske Keizer is involved in two international research collaborations.
As representative of the Netherlands, Renske Keizer is member of a research group investigating The Development of Inequalities in Child Educational Achievement (DICE). This international network, led by Dr. Liz Washbrook (University of Bristol) and Prof. dr. Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University) investigates from a cross-national perspective the development of social inequalities in children’s educational achievements and school performances. Other network members include, amongst others: Dr. Anne Solaz (INED), Dr. Lidia Panico (INED), Sabine Weinert (Bamberg), and Thorsten Schneider (Leipzig). In 2018 we received an Open Research Area for the Social Sciences grant to conduct our interdisciplinary international research.
Again, as representative of the Netherlands, Renske Keizer is involved in the Nonmarital Childbearing Network: www.nonmarital.org. This international network, led by Dr. Brienna Perelli-Harris (University of Southampton) investigates the development of nonmarital childbearing and family change. Other network members include, amongst others: Dr. Wendy Sigle-Rushton (London School of Economics), Dr. Michaela Kreyenfeld (Max Planck Institute, Rostock), Dr Trude Lappegard (Statistics Norway) and Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Thompson (Stockholm University). Our Nonmarital Childbearing Network received international recognition and acknowledgement in the form of an ERC starting grant, which Brienna Perelli Harris, as principal investigator, applied for (CHILDCOHAB: project number: 263794).
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Renske Keizer, Roel van Steensel, Joran Jongerling, Talitha Stam, Brian P. Godor & Nicole Lucassen (2022) - Collaborative learning intervention associated with small increases in home-based school involvement for lower SES families in deprived neighbourhoods - Educational Studies - doi: 10.1080/03055698.2022.2058320 - [link]
- Sari Hogye, Nicole Lucassen, Pauline Jansen, Isabel Schuurmans & Renske Keizer (2022) - Cumulative risk and internalizing and externalizing problems in early childhood: Compensatory and buffering roles of family functioning and family regularity - Adversity and Resilience Science - doi: 10.1007/s42844-022-00056-y
- K. O.W. Helmerhorst, N. Lucassen, L. van der Storm & R. Keizer (2022) - Sharing in child caring: Does equal parenting involvement moderate the relationship between fathers’ and mothers’ sensitivity and toddlers’ receptive language ability? - Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 59, 12-20 - doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2021.10.001 - [link]
- Gabriele Mari & Renske Keizer (2022) - Do high-income households ‘label’ family cash benefits? Evidence on family expenditures from Australia - Social Science Research - doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2022.102830 - [link]
- Talitha Stam, Bonnie French, Nicole Lucassen, Roel van Steensel, Brian Godor & Renske Keizer (2022) - Not your cup of coffee? An ethnographic study oninterparental dynamics during parental involvementactivities in Dutch primary schools - Ethnography and Education - doi: 10.1080/17457823.2022.2158748
- Paula Vrolijk, CJ (Casper) van Lissa, S J T Branje, W H J Meeus & Renske Keizer (2022) - Parent–child personality similarity and differential autonomy support toward siblings - doi: 10.1037/fam0000955 - [link]
- Sari Hogye, Pauline Jansen, Nicole Lucassen & Renske Keizer (2021) - The relation between harsh parenting and bullying involvement and the moderating role of child inhibitory control: A population-based study - Aggressive Behavior, 48 (2), 141-151 - doi: 10.1002/ab.22014 - [link]
- Renske Verweij, Katrien Helmerhorst & Renske Keizer (2021) - Work-to-family conflict, family-to-work conflict and their relation to perceived parenting and the parent-child relationship before and during the first Covid-19 lockdown - journal of family research, 33 (3), 734-771 - doi: 10.20377/jfr-636
- Melanie Olczyk, Thorsten Schneider, Elizabeth Washbrook, HIdeo Akabayashi, S (Sanneke) de la Rie, Césarine Boinet, Yuriko Kameyama, R (Renske) Keizer, Kayo Nozaki, Lidia Panico, Valentina Perinetti Casoni, Chizuru Shikishima, Anne Solaz, Anna Volodina, Jun Yamashita, Jane Waldfogel & Sabine Weinert (2021) - National context and socioeconomic inequalities in educational achievement: An overview of six high-income countries: France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States
- Lisa van der Storm, Caspar J. van Lissa, Nicole Lucassen, Katrien O.W. Helmerhorst & Renske Keizer (2021) - Maternal and paternal parenting and child prosocial behavior: A meta-analysis using a structural equation modeling design - Marriage and Family Review, 58 (1), 1-37 - doi: 10.1080/01494929.2021.1927931 - [link]
- Lisa Storm, Katrien Helmerhorst, Nicole Lucassen & Renske Keizer (2021) - Spillover and crossover linkages between mothers’ and fathers’ parental stress and parental sensitivity
- Gabriele Mari & Renske Keizer (2021) - Parental job loss and early child development in the Great Recession - Child Development - doi: 10.1111/CDEV.13517 - [link]
- Donna Maat, Pauline Jansen, Peter Prinzie, Renske Keizer, Ingmar Franken & Nicole Lucassen (2021) - Examining longitudinal relations between mothers’ and fathers’ parenting stress, parenting behaviors, and adolescents’ behavior problems - Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30 (3), 771-783 - doi: 10.1007/s10826-020-01885-0 - [link]
- R Verweij & Renske Keizer (2021) - Childlessness
- Paula Vrolijk & Renske Keizer (2021) - Father-child relationships in living arrangements after divorce
- Nicole Lucassen, Amaranta de Haan, Katrien Helmerhorst & Renske Keizer (2021) - Interrelated changes in parental stress, parenting, and coparenting across the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic - Journal of Family Psychology, 35 (8), 1065-1076 - doi: 10.1037/fam0000908 - [link]
- Maja Djundeva & Renske Keizer (2021) - Relationship satisfaction - doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-69909-7_2455-2
- Alzbeta Bartova & Renske Keizer (2020) - In search of support for the dual-carer family model - doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-54618-2
- Paula Vrolijk, Casper Lissa, S J T Branje, WHJ Meeus & Renske Keizer (2020) - Longitudinal linkages between father and mother autonomy support and adolescent problem behaviors: between-family differences and within-family effects - Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49 (11), 2372-2387 - doi: 10.1007/s10964-020-01309-8 - [link]
- Talitha Stam, Renske Keizer, Roel Steensel, Nicole Lucassen & Brian Godor (2019) - Eindpresentatie samen leren onderzoek
- Lisa Storm, Casper Lissa, Nicole Lucassen, Katrien Helmerhorst & Renske Keizer (2019) - Parenting Behavior in Relation to Children’s Prosocial Behavior: A Meta-Analysis.
- Renske Verweij & Renske Keizer (2019) - Remaining childless: Examining the different pathways that lead to a childless life for men
- Katrien Helmerhorst, Lisa Storm, Nicole Lucassen & Renske Keizer (2019) - Comparing father-child and mother-child attachment relationships and its links to children’s social-emotional development
- Katrien Helmerhorst, L van der Storm, Nicole Lucassen & Renske Keizer (2019) - Comparing father-child and mother-child attachment relationships and its links to children’s social-emotional development
- Renske Keizer (2019) - Journal of Marriage and Family (Journal)
- Lisa Storm, Katrien Helmerhorst, Nicole Lucassen & Renske Keizer (2018) - Zijn vaders als opvoeders uniek? De invloed van vaders op de ontwikkeling van hun kind.
- R (Renske) Keizer (2020) - Joannes Juda Groen Prize
4.1 Families and Inequalities
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1.4CSociologische vraagstukken 2
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4.1 Social Inequalities: An introduction
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