Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Photographer: Tijs Bol

dr. T. (Thijs) Bol

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: C6.09
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15508
    1001 NA  Amsterdam

I am Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and am affiliated to the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies. For more information about my research or publications, please go to

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  • Bol, T., & Kalmijn, M. (2016). Grandparents’ resources and grandchildren’s schooling: Does grandparental involvement moderate the grandparent effect? Social Science Research, 55, 155-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2015.09.011  [details] 
  • Di Stasio, V., Bol, T., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (2016). What makes education positional? Institutions, overeducation and the competition for jobs. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 43, 53-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.rssm.2015.09.005  [details] 
  • Forster, A. G., Bol, T., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (2016). Vocational Education and Employment over the Life Cycle. Sociological Science, 3, 473-494. DOI: 10.15195/v3.a21  [details] 


  • Bol, T. (2015). Has education become more positional? Educational expansion and labour market outcomes, 1985-2007. Acta Sociologica, 58(2), 105-120. DOI: 10.1177/0001699315570918  [details] 
  • Bol, T., & Weeden, K. A. (2015). Occupational closure and wage inequality in Germany and the United Kingdom. European Sociological Review, 31(3), 354-369. DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcu095  [details] 


  • Bol, T. (2014). Economic returns to occupational closure in the German skilled trades. Social Science Research, 46, 9-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2014.02.003  [details] 
  • Bol, T., Lancee, B., & Steijn, S. (2014). Income Inequality and Gambling: A panel study in the United States (1980-1997). Sociological Spectrum, 34(1), 61-75. DOI: 10.1080/02732173.2014.857196  [details] 
  • Bol, T., Witschge, J., van de Werfhorst, H. G., & Dronkers, J. (2014). Curricular Tracking and Central Examinations: Counterbalancing the Impact of Social Background on Student Achievement in 36 Countries. Social Forces, 92(4), 1545-1572. DOI: 10.1093/sf/sou003  [details] 


  • Bol, T., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (2013). Educational systems and the trade-off between labor market allocation and equality of educational opportunity. Comparative Education Review, 57(2), 285-308. DOI: 10.1086/669122  [details] 


  • Bol, T. (2011). Onderwijsexpansie en onderwijs als positioneel goed. Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, 27(4), 437-454. [details] 
  • Bol, T., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (2011). Signals and closure by degrees: the education effect across 15 European countries. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29(1), 119-132. DOI: 10.1016/j.rssm.2010.12.002  [details] 


  • Bol, T. (2009). Securing employees: Dutch employment protection in comparative perspective. Amsterdam Social Science, 1(2), 24-45. [details] 


  • Stojmenovska, D., Bol, T., & Leopold, T. (2017). Does Diversity Pay? A Replication of Herring (2009). American Sociological Review, 82(4), 857–867.


  • van de Werfhorst, H. G. (Author), Forster, A. G. (Author), & Bol, T. (Author). (2016). Is more vocational education the answer?.
  • van de Werfhorst, H. G. (Author), & Bol, T. (Author). (2016). Kansrijk Onderwijsbeleid: De economische tunnelvisie van het CPB.. Stuk Rood Vlees.
  • Bol, T., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (2016). De link tussen school en werk in een polariserende arbeidsmarkt. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS).

Media appearance

  • Bol, Thijs (01-03-2017): Ongelijkheid in het onderwijs [Web] Universiteit van Nederland/ (youtube). Ongelijkheid in het onderwijs.


  • Veerman, G. J. M. (2017). Ethnic school composition, school performance and classroom behaviour in Western societies [details] 
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