Tim Huijts is project manager and researcher at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). He obtained an MSc (2006, cum laude) and PhD (2011, cum laude) in Sociology at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Before joining ROA in April 2018 he worked as Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford, Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, and Senior Lecturer at the University of York. In his research he examines how national and institutional factors influence social inequalities, and how these factors moderate the impact of education and employment on outcomes such as health and well-being. His work has appeared in a broad range of journals in Sociology, Demography and Public Health. Additionally, together with international colleagues he designed the rotating module on ‘Social inequalities in health and their determinants’ for the 7th wave of the European Social Survey. His research was recently rewarded with a Philip Leverhulme Prize (2017) for outstanding achievement.
Gkiouleka, A., Huijts, T., Beckfield, J. & Bambra, C. (2018). Understanding the micro and macro politics of health: inequalities, intersectionality & institutions – a research agenda. Social Science & Medicine, 200, 92-98.
Huijts, T. & McNamara, C. (forthcoming in Global Social Policy). Trade, public policy and health inequalities.
Roex, K., Huijts, T., & Sieben, I. (2018). Attitudes towards income inequality:
‘Winners’ versus ‘losers’ of the perceived meritocracy. Acta Sociologica, Online first DOI 10.1177/0001699317748340.
De Looze, M., Huijts, T., et al. (2017). The happiest kids on earth. Gender equality and adolescent life satisfaction in Europe and North America. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Online first DOI 10.1007/s10964-017-0756-7.
Reibling, N., Beckfield, J., Huijts, T., Schmidt-Catran, A., Thomson, K. & Wendt, C. (2017). Depressed during the depression: has the economic crisis affected mental health inequalities in Europe? Findings from the European Social Survey (2014) special module on the determinants of health. European Journal of Public Health, 27, 47-54.
Eikemo, T., Bambra, C., Huijts, T. & Fitzgerald, R. (2017). The first pan-European sociological health inequalities survey of the general population: the European Social Survey rotating module on the social determinants of health. European Sociological Review, 33, 137-153.
Blom, N., Huijts, T., & Kraaykamp, G. (2016). Ethnic health inequalities in Europe. The moderating and amplifying role of healthcare system characteristics. Social Science & Medicine, 158, 43-51.
Levels, M., Scheepers, P., Huijts, T. & Kraaykamp, G. (2015). Formal and informal social capital in Germany: the role of institutions and ethnic diversity. European Sociological Review, 31, 766-779.
Beckfield, J., Bambra, C., Eikemo, T., Huijts, T., McNamara, C. & Wendt, C. (2015). An institutional theory of welfare state effects on the distribution of population health. Social Theory & Health, 13, 227-244.
Huijts, T., Reeves, A., McKee, M. & Stuckler, D. (2015). The impacts of job loss and job recovery on self-rated health: testing the mediating role of financial strain and income. European Journal of Public Health, 25, 801-806.
Huijts, T., Kraaykamp, G. & Scheepers, P. (2014). Ethnic diversity and personal contact with ethnic majority and minority neighbors in the Netherlands. Acta Sociologica, 57, 41-57.
Van de Velde, S., Huijts, T., Bambra, C., & Bracke, P. (2013). Macro-level gender equality and depression in men and women in Europe. Sociology of Health and Illness, 35, 682-698.