Diederik Boertien

ORCID 0000-0002-4105-8001 'Ramón y Cajal' Research Fellow

Educational qualifications: Ph.D in Political and Social Sciences (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Research Theme/s: Generations and Life Course, Fertility and Households, Social Stratification

Diederik Boertien is a sociologist interested in relationships and inequality. Some questions that have been central to his research are: Why do higher educated and rich people divorce less than more disadvantaged individuals in Western societies today? How do family dynamics affect individual wealth, income inequality and wealth inequality? How does sexual orientation affect socioeconomic opportunities and family life? His findings on these topics have been published in journals such as the Demography, European Sociological Review, and Journal of Marriage and Family. Diederik Boertien is PI of two projects: 1) “Increasing Wealth Inequality in Spain: Who is falling behind and why?” Funded by the La Caixa Social Research Call 2019; Ref.: SR0403- WINEQ. 2) “Sexual Minorities and Inequality of Opportunity”, ERC Starting Grant; Ref.: ERC-2020-STG-948557-MINEQ. He received his PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2013 and has been a Max Weber and Research Fellow at the European University Institute from 2013 to 2016.
Sexual Minorities and Inequality of Opportunity (MINEQ)

Funding entity: European Research Council. Starting Grant

Reference: H2020-ERC-2020-StG-GA No 948557-MINEQ

Increasing wealth inequality in Spain: Who is falling behind and why? (WINEQ)

Funding entity: Social Observatory of "la Caixa"

Reference: SR0403