Rob Gruijters

Postdoctoral Researcher in Life Course and Family Dynamics

College: Nuffield

I am a postdoctoral researcher working in the ESRC-supported project Life Course and Family Dynamics in a Comparative Perspective (PIs: Prof. Tak Wing Chan and Prof. John Ermisch). My current research focuses on inter- and intragenerational mobility in China, Europe and the US. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology, I completed my doctoral thesis (“Beyond Filial Piety: Intergenerational Relations and Old Age Security in Contemporary China”) at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences.

Educational inequality, Social mobility, Family sociology, China

Publications (peer-reviewed)

Gruijters, R.J. (2017) "Intergenerational Contact in Chinese Families: Structural and Cultural Explanations", Journal of Marriage and Family. pp. 1-11 doi:10.1111/jomf.12390. Online first:Link

Gruijters, R.J. (2017) "Family Care-giving and Living Arrangements of Physically Impaired Elders in Rural China", Ageing & Society, 37 (3), pp. 633-655, doi:10.1017/S0144686X15001397. Link

Also see Google Scholar: Link