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Dr P.E. (Paula) Thijs

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

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15508
    1001 NA Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    I am a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology of the University of Amsterdam. I work on a longitudinal interdisciplinary project about democratic core values and educational careers among adolescents ('Adolescentenpanel Democratische Kernwaarden en Schoolloopbanen'). This is a collaboration between the Departments of Political Science, Sociology, and Educational Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, and ProDemos, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, and The Netherlands Institute for Social Research.

    I completed my Ph.D at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. I studied trends in cultural conservatism in the Netherlands and Europe, and the role of educational expansion, secularisation, and changing national contexts in explaining these trends. 

    My research interests include public atttitudes and conservative/progressive values, religion, (political) socialisation, education, gender, interethnic relations, and quantitative research methods.

  • Publications

    2019

    2017

    • Thijs, P. E., te Grotenhuis, M., & Scheepers, P. L. H. (2017). The Paradox of Rising Ethnic Prejudice in Times of Educational Expansion and Secularization in the Netherlands, 1985–2011. Social Indicators Research, 139(2), 653–678. https://doi.org/10.1007%2Fs11205-017-1718-x
    • Thijs, P. E., te Grotenhuis, M., & Scheepers, P. L. H. (2017). The relationship between societal change and rising support for gender egalitarianism among men and women: Results from counterfactual analyses in the Netherlands, 1979–2012. Social Science Research, 68, 176-194.

    2019

    • Kranendonk, M., Mulder, L., Thijs, P., Wanders, F., ten Dam, G., van der Meer, T., & van de Werfhorst, H. (2019). De ontwikkeling van democratische kernwaarden. Amsterdam: ADKS. [details]
    • Thijs, P. E., Kranendonk, M., Mulder, L. E. M., Wanders, F. H. K., ten Dam, G. T. M., van der Meer, T. W. G., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (2019). Democratische kernwaarden in het voortgezet onderwijs: Jaar 1. Amsterdam: ADKS.

    Membership

    • Thijs, P. (2014-2020). Bestuurslid James Coleman Association (alumnivereniging ICS Graduate School), ICS, Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology.
    • Thijs, P. (2014-2020). ICS, Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology.

    Media appearance

    • Thijs, P. (25-10-2019). Jongeren geloven nog in de democratie [Print] NRC Handelsblad. Jongeren geloven nog in de democratie.
    • Thijs, P. (24-10-2019). In de brugklas al grote verschillen in democratische waarden [Web] NRC.nl. In de brugklas al grote verschillen in democratische waarden.
    • Thijs, P. & Wanders, F. (18-06-2019). De kernwaarden van de democratie [Web] Didactief. De kernwaarden van de democratie.

    Others

    • Thijs, P. (participant) (26-9-2019 - 27-9-2019). Seventh annual conference on Citizenship Education, London. Presentation (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Thijs, P. (participant) (13-6-2019 - 14-6-2019). Politicologenetmaal 2019 Antwerpen, Antwerpen. Co-organisatie workshop: The socialization and development of key liberal democratic values (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Thijs, P. (other) (2018 - 2020). Redacteur Versvak.be (other).

    2019

    • Thijs, P. E. (2019). Trends in cultural conservatism: The role of educational expansion, secularisation, and changing national contexts. Nijmegen.
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  • Ancillary activities
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