Maarten H.J. Wolbers (Ph.D. in Sociology) is Professor of Educational Research at Radboud University and Scientific Director of the Knowledge Centre for Vocational Education and the Labour Market (KBA). He previously worked at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University, the Department of Social Science Research Methodology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and the Institute for Applied Social Sciences (ITS), Radboud University . He is currently chair of the scientific committee of the European Research Network on Transitions in Youth (TIY) and treasurer of the Dutch Sociological Association (NSV). His research interests include the sociology of education, work and labour markets.