Mapping the effects of homeschooling on social inequality in educational outcomes
UvA sociologist Thijs Bol is going to map the short- and long-term effects of homeschooling during the coronacrisis on social inequality in educational outcomes. This project is co-financed by ODISSEI in the extra LISS Corona call for proposals in March 2020.
All at home: the impact of Covid-19 policies and media coverage on families with very young children
Before the Covid-19 pandemic a team of UvA sociologists launched a research project to study the daily lives of Amsterdam families with very young children. During this pandemic the project continues, now also focusing on the impact of Covid-19 policies and house isolation.
In Memoriam Johan Goudsblom (1932-2020)
On March 17 of this year, Johan (Joop for friends) Goudsblom died at the age of 87 in his hometown Amsterdam. From 1968 until his retirement in 1997 he was a professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam. During that time, he has shaped generations of students and social scientists – through his lectures, his publications and not least his supervision of PhD students – and left an important mark on sociology in Amsterdam and beyond.
Ward Berenschot, professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia
Dr Ward Berenschot (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was established on behalf of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies.
What epidemics can teach us about burial places
Having seen the shocking images of the coffins piled up in Italy on the internet, we need to ask ourselves whether we and the rest of the world are prepared for the considerable impact of the coronavirus epidemic. Christien Klaufus explains how metropolises in Latin America have been preparing their burial places for an epidemic for a while now. Perhaps we could learn something from them.
EU solidarity in fighting COVID-19
A survey conducted before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, shows Dutch citizens are prepared to give the EU a more central role in fighting an epidemic. An interdisciplinary research team from ACES conducted the survey and published the analysis by VoxEU, a brief summary is also available on POLITICO.
In Memoriam Johan Goudsblom
Op 17 maart j.l. overleed Johan (‘Joop’) Goudsblom op 87-jarige leeftijd in zijn woonplaats Amsterdam. Van 1968 tot zijn emeritaat in 1997 was hij hoogleraar sociologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.