Maja Djundeva received her Ph.D. degree from the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at the Department of Sociology at the University of Groningen in 2016. In her dissertation she studied how marital histories, the timing of having children, and the relationships with adult children are related to the mental and physical health of older people across European countries. She is interested in the consequences of fertility and partnership over the life course for late-life health. Next to participating in Families in Context, Maja is a part of the research project Life Course and Family Dynamics in a Comparative Perspective co-funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In both projects, she examines the risks, vulnerabilities and opportunities that European and Chinese older citizens face over their life course and how these contribute to differences in health.