Social Inequality in the Life Course (SILC)

SILC research analyzes participation in education, employment, occupation and the income distribution, in relationship to life course events in young and middle adulthood. In our research, we try to understand to relationships between social stratification and the life course against a context of modernization, globalization and new forms of government regulation. The group specializes in the analysis of large scale (often: comparative) datasets with advanced statistical methods is and also active in the collection and harmonization of large-scale survey data.

SILC is coordinated by Ganzeboom ( and Liefbroer (

Group members

Bakker, prof.dr. Bart bijzonder hoogleraar
Ersanilli, dr. Evelyn
Ganzeboom, prof.dr. Harry Programme leader SILC
Liefbroer, prof.dr. Aat bijzonder hoogleraar
Maas, prof.dr. Ineke bijzonder hoogleraar
Nagel, dr. Ineke
Pavlopoulos, dr. Dimitris

PhD Students
Mattijssen, Lucille, MSc
Pankowska, Paulina
Riedewald, drs. Regien
Sno, drs. Tamira
Tourtouri, Myrto