Still open for applications: FAMSIZEMATTERS - Fully-funded DPhil studentship
Posted: 29 Mar 2018

Applications are invited for one fully funded 3 year PhD (DPhil) studentship based in the Department of Sociology to begin in October 2018. This studentship is available on Professor Christiaan Monden's ERC funded project on Family Size and Social Inequalities (FAMSIZEMATTERS).

The successful studentship applicant will be part of the ERC funded project FAMSIZEMATTERS, which studies questions about how family size affects the (re)production of social inequalities. This project team is led by Prof. Christiaan Monden and consists of a number of post-doctoral researchers and research assistants. The project sits at the intersection between Sociology and Demography. The geographic focus is Europe and East Asia, though not all sub-projects have a comparative component.

The PhD theses of the successful studentship applicant will focus on a particular sub-project within the larger project. Possible subject-matter of the studentship includes: only-children and socioeconomic inequalities; childlessness and socioeconomic inequalities; impact of children's socioeconomic position on their parents' well-being; high-fertility sub-populations in low fertility societies; and family size and gender inequality.

Applications are welcome from candidates with an excellent undergraduate degree and a relevant Masters degree or relevant experience. The deadline for applications is rolling and applications should be submitted through the usual route for applications to the DPhil in Sociology.

Any enquiries should be directed to Professor Christiaan Monden (

Christiaan Monden is Head of Department, Professor of Sociology and Demography, Fellow of Nuffield College