Christiaan Monden

Professor of Sociology and Demography, Fellow of Nuffield College

College: Nuffield

Research Areas: Social Inequality, Demography, Population Studies, Family Sociology, Health and Well-Being, Quantitative Methods.

Member of Research Streams

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Social inequality, mobility, education and labour markets
  • Demography
  • Gender, family and households

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Email: Christiaan Monden

Tel.: 01865 286182 - Nuffield - 01865 278573

I am interested in sociological and demographic questions around family (marriage & divorce), health & mortality, and social inequality in general.

I am keen to supervise students who want to do quantitative work - because that's what I specialise in - on topics in family sociology and/or social demography, especially if the research proposal has a link with the projects menionted below.

Currently I am working on several larger projects:

  1. FAMSIZEMATTERS, this ERC Consolidator Grant project studies how changes in family size may affect (re)production of social inequalities. There is one fully funded studentship available for entry in 2018/2019. To apply go here - please contact me if you want to know more about this studentship. 
  2. CritEvents: Critical Life Events and the Dynamics of Inequality. This is an Norface ERA-NET funded project with partners in Amsterdam (Leopold PI), Lausanne, Florence and Stockholm.
  3. Global Family Change, this project explores the complex ways in which families are changing across low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

You might also be interested in:

European Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce - The 11th annual conference of this group took place in Oxford.

European Consortium for Sociological Research - Melinda Mills, Janne Jonsson and I hosted the 2016 Annual Conference in Oxford.

European Sociological Review - I'v been one of the Associate Editors since 2013. Unfortunately ESR is not open access (yet).

My publications can be found through my Google Scholar profile. Send me email if you have trouble obtaining a pdf of any of my papers.

Most cited publications

Are the negative effects of divorce on well-being dependent on marital quality?
Journal of Marriage and Family 68 (5), 1197-1213

Twinning across the developing world
PLoS One 6 (9), e25239

Length of life inequality around the globe
Social Science & Medicine 68 (6), 1114-1123

Partner's and own education: does who you live with matter for self-assessed health, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption?
Social Science & Medicine 57 (10), 1901-1912

Ethnic intermarriage in times of social change: The case of Latvia
Demography 42 (2), 323-345