Renske Keizer (1983) is full professor in Family Sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Keizer’s primary research interest is the role that families play in strengthening, maintaining or weakening social inequalities. 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. Since 2019 she is member of the Young Academy, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. In 2020 she won the Joannes Juda Groen Junior Prize (biannual) for excellent and innovative interdisciplinary research.
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
- Sara I. Hogye, Nicole Lucassen, Katrien O.W. Helmerhorst, Paula Vrolijk & Renske Keizer (2023) - Changes in coercive parenting and child externalizing behavior across COVID-19 and the moderating role of parent-child attachment relationship quality - PLoS ONE, 18 (10 October) - doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0290089 - [link]
- Gabriele Mari & Renske Keizer (2023) - Do high-income households ‘label’ family cash benefits? Evidence on family expenditures from Australia - Social Science Research, 113 - doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2022.102830 - [link]
- Lidia Panico, Cesarine Boinet, Hideo Akabayashi, Sanneke De La Rie, Sarah Jiyoon Kwon, Yuriko Kameyama, Renske Keizer, Kayo Nozaki, Valentina Perinetti Casoni, Anna Volodina, Jane Waldfogel, Sabine Weinert & Elizabeth Washbrook (2023) - International differences in gradients in early childhood overweight and obesity: the role of maternal employment and formal childcare attendance - European Journal of Public Health, 33 (3), 468-475 - doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckad058 - [link]
- Gabriele Mari, Renske Keizer & Ruben van Gaalen (2023) - The timing of parental unemployment, insurance and children's education - European Societies - doi: 10.1080/14616696.2023.2188550 - [link]
- Paula Vrolijk, Caspar J. Van Lissa, Susan Branje & Renske Keizer (2023) - Longitudinal Linkages Between Parent-Child Discrepancies in Reports on Parental Autonomy Support and Informants’ Depressive Symptoms - Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 52 (4), 899-912 - doi: 10.1007/s10964-022-01733-y - [link]
- Sanneke de la Rie, Elizabeth Washbrook, Valentina Perinetti Casoni, Jane Waldfogel, Sarah Jiyoon Kwon, Jascha Dräger, Thorsten Schneider, Melanie Olczyk, Césarine Boinet & Renske Keizer (2023) - The role of energy balance related behaviors in socioeconomic inequalities in childhood body mass index: A comparative analysis of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States - Social Science and Medicine, 317 - doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115575 - [link]
- Anna Volodina, Sabine Weinert, Elizabeth Washbrook, Jane Waldfogel, Renske Keizer, Valentina Perinetti Casoni, Sanneke de la Rie & Sarah Jiyoon Kwon (2023) - Parental Education-related Gaps in Externalising Behaviour at age 3–4 Years: Evidence from a Harmonised Framework from the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Netherlands - Child and Youth Care Forum, 1-25 - doi: 10.1007/s10566-023-09759-4 - [link]
- Renske Marianne Verweij & Renske Keizer (2022) - The intergenerational transmission of educational attainment: A closer look at the (interrelated) roles of paternal involvement and genetic inheritance - PLoS ONE, 17 (12 December), 1-21 - doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267254 - [link]
- 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
- 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