Inge Hooijen is a PhD candidate at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) at Maastricht University. She holds a Master of Arts in Comparative European Social Studies from the Zuyd University and the London Metropolitan University in Maastricht and London. To complete her master thesis she did field work in Istanbul (Turkey), studying the (labour market) experiences of highly educated Dutch and German women of Turkish descent in Istanbul. Furthermore, she holds a Research Master in Sociology and Demography from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain) for which she studied the changes in the risk of becoming NEET in Spanish regions before and after the break out of the Great Recession. Her current research focusses on attracting and retaining human capital in (peripheral) regions.
Research interest: demographic changes, (graduate) migration, mobility and living preferences, geographical psychology