Sociologist Jeroen van der Waal (PhD Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2010) is Full Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Fellow at Erasmus University College, and a member of the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities, and alumnus of Young Erasmus. His research is predominantly located in the fields of political sociology and sociology of health.
Explaining why social stratification is linked to value orientations, voting behaviour, and health outcomes in Western societies is the bedrock of his research program. Informed by the Weberian distinction between class and status, Jeroen analyses how both economic and cultural stratification independently affect value orientations, voting behaviour and health, by means of very different mechanisms, and each in various ways.
In order to do so, he goes beyond providing 'explanations' by means of re-establishing well-established empirical generalisations. Instead, the mechanism-based approach applied in Jeroen van der Waal's research programme considers such empirical generalisations mere starting points for research, that is, as patterns that need to be explained by uncovering the mechanisms that underlie these.
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Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Thijs Lindner, Jonathan Mijs, Willem de Koster & Jeroen van der Waal (2023) - Does informing citizens about the non-meritocratic nature of inequality bolster support for a universal basic income? Evidence from a population-based survey experiment - European Societies - doi: 10.1080/14616696.2023.2272263
- Kjell Noordzij, Willem de Koster & Jeroen van der Waal (2023) - Explaining the educational gradient in trust in politicians: A video-vignette survey experiment - West European Politics
- Vera M.A. Broks, Karen M. Stegers-Jager, Jeroen van der Waal, Walter W. van den Broek & Andrea M. Woltman (2022) - Medical students' crisis-induced stress and the association with social support - PLoS ONE, 17 (12 December) - doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0278577 - [link]
- Thijs Lindner, Willem De Koster & Jeroen Van der Waal (2022) - Different understandings of welfare benefits among the Dutch public: A focus group study - Social Policy and Administration, 56 (7), 990-1005 - doi: 10.1111/spol.12816 - [link]
- Tim van Meurs, Joost Oude Groeniger, Willem de Koster & Jeroen van der Waal (2022) - Receptive to an authoritative voice? Experimental evidence on how patronizing language and stressing institutional sources affect public receptivity to nutrition information - SSM - Population Health, 20 - doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101295 - [link]
- Kjell Noordzij, Katerina Manevska, Willem de Koster & Jeroen van der Waal (2022) - Gevoelens van zeggenschap in de politiek onder praktisch geschoolden - Maatschappij en Politiek: vakblad voor maatschappij leer, 5, 14-15 - [link]
- Elske van den Hoogen, Willem de Koster & Jeroen van der Waal (2022) - What does the EU actually mean to citizens?: An in-depth study of Dutch citizens' understandings and evaluations of the European Union - Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS), 60 (5), 1432-1448 - doi: 10.1111/jcms.13314 - [link]
- Joost Oude Groeniger, Alexi Gugushvili, Willem de Koster & Jeroen van der Waal (2022) - Population health, not individual health, drives support for populist parties - PNAS nexus, 1 (3) - doi: 10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac057
- Tim van Meurs, Feray R. Çoban, Willem de Koster, Jeroen van der Waal & Joost Oude Groeniger (2022) - Why are anti-smoking health-information interventions less effective among low-socioeconomic status groups?: A systematic scoping review - Drug and Alcohol Review, 41 (5), 1195-1205 - doi: 10.1111/dar.13466 - [link]
- Tim Van Meurs, Joost Oude Groeniger, Willem De Koster & Jeroen Van Der Waal (2022) - Suggested explanations for the (in)effectiveness of nutrition information interventions among adults with a low socioeconomic status: A scoping review - Journal of Nutritional Science, 11 - doi: 10.1017/jns.2022.42 - [link]
- Michael Berghman, Julian Schaap, Koen Eijck, Willem Koster & Jeroen Waal (2020) - Learning from Latency in Sociological Research: Using the Implicit Association Test to make sense of Timed-Surveys
- Roy Kemmers, SD Aupers & Jeroen Waal (2015) - Becoming Politically Discontented: Anti-establishment Careers of Dutch Nonvoters and Populist Party Voters