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dr. B. (Bram) Lancee

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number:B6.20
Postal address
  • Postbus 15508
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Bram Lancee is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Previously, he held a position as Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, and as Senior Researcher at the research unit ‘Migration, Integration, Transnationalization’ at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. He obtained his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2010). 

    His academic interests include ethnic inequality in the labour market, social capital and social participation, attitudes towards immigrants, ethnic diversity, and quantitative research methods.

    Bram is currrenly Work package leader in the Horizon 2020 project 'Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets (GEMM; see also The work package carries out field experiments on ethnic discrimination in the labour market in five countries (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, United Kingdom).  In another project funded by a personal Veni grant, Bram studies how to explain cross-national differences in ethnic penalties in the labour market. 

    For further information, including publications and research projects, please visit Bram's personal website

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  • Publications


    • Di Stasio, V., & Lancee, B. (2020). Understanding why employers discriminate, where and against whom: The potential of cross-national, factorial and multi-group field experiments. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 65, [100463].


    • Di Stasio, V., Lancee, B., Veit, S., & Yemane, R. (2019). Muslim by default or religious discrimination? Results from a cross-national field experiment on hiring discrimination. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
    • Lancee, B. (2019). Ethnic discrimination in hiring: comparing groups across contexts. Results from a cross-national field experiment. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
    • Lössbroek, J., Lancee, B., Van der Lippe, T., & Schippers, J. (2019). Understanding old-age adaptation policies in Europe: the influence of profit, principles and pressures. Ageing and Society, 39(5), 924-950. [details]
    • Lössbroek, J., Schippers, J., Lancee, B., & Szücs, S. (2019). Which older workers participate in which personnel policies? In T. van der Lippe, & Z. Lippényi (Eds.), Investments in a Sustainable Workforce in Europe (pp. 98-111). (Routledge Advances in Sociology). Routledge. [details]
    • Thijssen, L., Coenders, M., & Lancee, B. (2019). Etnische discriminatie op de Nederlandse arbeidsmarkt: Verschillen tussen etnische groepen en de rol van beschikbare informatie over sollicitanten. Mens en Maatschappij, 94(2), 141-176. [details]
    • Thijssen, L., Lancee, B., Veit, S., & Yemane, R. (2019). Discrimination against Turkish minorities in Germany and the Netherlands: field experimental evidence on the effect of diagnostic information on labour market outcomes. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
    • Tulin, M., Volker, B. G. M., & Lancee, B. (2019). The same place but different: How neighborhood context differentially affects homogeneity in networks of different social groups. Journal of Urban Affairs.


    • Dicks, A., & Lancee, B. (2018). Double disadvantage in school? Children of immigrants and the relative age effect: A regression discontinuity design based on the month of birth. European Sociological Review, 34(3), 319-333. [details]
    • Heisig, J. P., Lancee, B., & Radl, J. (2018). Ethnic Inequality in Retirement Income: A Comparative Analysis of Immigrant-Native Gaps in Western Europe. Ageing and Society, 38(10), 1963-1994. [details]
    • Sarrasin, O., Kuhn, T., & Lancee, B. (2018). What Explains Increasing Euroscepticism in Switzerland? A Longitudinal Analysis. In R. Tillmann, M. Voorpostel, & P. Farago (Eds.), Social Dynamics in Swiss Society: Empirical Studies Based on the Swiss Household Panel (pp. 203-214). (Life Course Research and Social Policies; Vol. 9). Cham: Springer. [details]
    • Tulin, M., Lancee, B., & Volker, B. (2018). Personality and Social Capital. Social Psychology Quarterly, 81(4), 295-318. [details]


    • Lancee, B., & Bol, T. (2017). The transferability of skills and degrees: Why the place of education affects immigrant earnings. Social Forces, 96(2), 691-716. [details]
    • ten Berge, J. B., Lancee, B., & Jaspers, E. (2017). Can Interethnic Friends Buffer for the Prejudice Increasing Effect of Negative Interethnic Contact? A Longitudinal Study of Adolescents in the Netherlands. European Sociological Review, 33(3), 423-435. [details]



    • Koopmans, R., Lancee, B., & Schaeffer, M. (Eds.) (2015). Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America: Mechanisms, Conditions, and Causality. (Routledge Advances In Sociology; Vol. 137). London: Routledge. [details]
    • Lancee, B., & Sarrasin, O. (2015). Educated preferences or selection effects? A longitudinal analysis of the impact of education attainment on attitudes towards immigrants. European Sociological Review, 31(4).
    • Lancee, B., Gesthuizen, M., & van de Werfhorst, H. (2015). Opleidingsverschillen in opvattingen over economische ongelijkheid in Nederland tussen 1975 en 2008. In H. van de Werfhorst (Ed.), Een kloof van alle tijden: verschillen tussen lager en hoger opgeleiden in werk, cultuur en politiek (pp. 195-218). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Notten, N., Lancee, B., van de Werfhorst, H. G., & Ganzeboom, H. B. G. (2015). Educational stratification in cultural participation: cognitive competence or status motivation? Journal of Cultural Economics, 39(2), 177-203. [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. [details]
    • Pardos-Prado, S., Lancee, B., & Sagarzazu, I. (2014). Immigration and Electoral Change in Mainstream Political Space. Political Behavior, 36(4).
    • Salverda, W., de Graaf-Zijl, M., Haas, C., Lancee, B., & Notten, N. (2014). The Netherlands: policy-enhanced inequalities tempered by household formation. In B. Nolan, W. Salverda, D. Checchi, I. Marx, A. McKnight, I. G. Tóth, & H. van de Werfhorst (Eds.), Changing inequalities and societal impacts in rich countries: thirty countries' experiences (pp. 459-487). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [details]


    • Lancee, B., & Seibel, V. (2013). Does Rural Origin Affect Immigrants' Contact with Natives? A Study of Turks in Six European Countries. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40(9).
    • de Vries, C. E., Hakhverdian, A., & Lancee, B. (2013). The dynamics of voters’ left/right identification: the role of economic and cultural attitudes. Political Science Research and Methods, 1(2), 223-238. [details]



    • Lancee, B., & Dronkers, J. (2011). Ethnic, religious and economic diversity in Dutch neighbourhoods: explaining quality of contact with neighbours, trust in the neighbourhood and inter-ethnic trust. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37(4), 597-618. [details]
    • Lancee, B., Burgoon, B., Corneo, G., Horn, D., Medgyesi, M., & van de Werfhorst, H. (2011). Political and cultural impacts of inequality. In W. Salverda (Ed.), Inequalities' impacts (pp. 133-140). (GINI State of the Art Review; No. 1). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced labour Studies, University of Amsterdam. [details]



    • Lancee, B., & Dronkers, J. (2008). Etnische diversiteit, sociaal vertrouwen in de buurt en contact van allochtonen en autochtonen met de buren. Migrantenstudies, 24(4), 224-249. [details]


    • Lancee, B., & Dronkers, J. (2011). Ethnic diversity in neighborhoods and individual trust of immigrants and natives: a replication of Putnam (2007) in a West-European country. In M. Hooghe (Ed.), Social cohesion: contemporary theoretical perspectives on the study of social cohesion and social capital (pp. 77-103). Brussel: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten. [details]


    • Lancee, B. (2017). Diversity, trust and social cohesion. In Trust at Risk: Implications for EU policies and Institutions. (pp. 167-175). Brussels: European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Coordination. [details]


    • Salverda, W., Haas, C., de Graaf-Zijl, M., Lancee, B., Notten, N., & Ooms, T. (2013). Growing inequalities and their impacts in the Netherlands. (GINI country reports). Amsterdam: GINI. [details]


    • Dronkers, J., & Lancee, B. (2009). Aandacht voor de Putnam-hypothese is in het geheel niet overdreven. Migrantenstudies, 25(2), 155-162. [details]


    • Lancee, B. (2019). Bringing the context back in: How national institutions and organizations shape ethnic discrimination in the labour market (NWO-VIDI Grant).
    • Lancee, B. (2013). Etnische ongelijkheid op de arbeidsmarkt (NWO-Veni Grant).


    • Lancee, B. (2012). Associate Member, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

    Media appearance

    • Lancee, B. (18-07-2019). Een mooi cv doet er niet toe als je Ahmed heet [Print] Trouw. Een mooi cv doet er niet toe als je Ahmed heet.
    • Lancee, B. (17-07-2019). Nog volop discriminatie bij sollicitaties: inhoud cv maakt nauwelijks uit [Print] AD/Algemeen Nog volop discriminatie bij sollicitaties: inhoud cv maakt nauwelijks uit.
    • Lancee, B. (17-07-2019). Zoveel brieven moet je extra schrijven met een andere etnische achtergrond [Radio] NOS op 3. Zoveel brieven moet je extra schrijven met een andere etnische achtergrond.

    Journal editor

    • Lancee, B. (member of editorial board) (2016-2020). Social Science Research (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Lancee, B. (invited speaker) (17-11-2016). Sorting of immigrants in destination countries? The relative unemployment risk of recent non-western immigrants in Europe., University of Mannheim.
    • Lancee, B. (invited speaker) (2015). The transferability of Skills and degrees. Ethnic inequality in the labor market., European University Institute, Florence..
    • Lancee, B. (invited speaker) (2015). The transferability of Skills and degrees. Ethnic inequality in the labor market., Juan March Foundation.
    • Lancee, B. (invited speaker) (2014). Ethnic discrimination in the German Labour market. A field experiment., Freie Universität Berlin.
    • Lancee, B. (invited speaker) (2014). Immigrant Performance on the Labour Market, Free University Brussels.
    • Lancee, B. (invited speaker) (1-2-2012). Immigrant performance in the labour market. Bonding and bridging social capital, Sociology Seminar, Nuffield college, University of Oxford.
    • Lancee, B. (invited speaker) (2012). Immigrant performance in the labour market. Bonding and bridging social capital., Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
    • Lancee, B. (invited speaker) (2012). Job referrals and immigrants’ occupational status. The role of bridging social capital., German Institute for Economic (DIW), Berlin.
    • Lancee, B. (invited speaker) (2010). Ethnic, religious and economic diversity in the neighbourhood, University of Utrecht, Utrecht.


    • Tulin, M. (2020). Blind spots in social resource theory: Essays on the creation, maintenance, and returns of social capital. [details]


    • Lancee, B. (2010). The economic returns of immigrants’ bonding and bridging social capital. Florence.
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