Huijts, T

Tim Huijts is research leader at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). As of April 2021, he also holds a part-time position (0.2 FTE) as Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN) in Norway ( He obtained an MSc (2006, cum laude) and PhD (2011, cum laude) in Sociology at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Before joining ROA in April 2018 he worked as Assistant Professor at Utrecht University, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford, Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, and Senior Lecturer at the University of York. In his research he examines how national and institutional factors influence social inequalities, and how these factors moderate the impact of education and employment on outcomes such as health and well-being. His work has appeared in a broad range of journals in Sociology, Demography and Public Health. Additionally, together with international colleagues he designed the rotating module on ‘Social inequalities in health and their determinants’ for the 7th wave of the European Social Survey (2014), which will be repeated for the 11th wave (2022). His research was rewarded with a Philip Leverhulme Prize (2017) for outstanding achievement.

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Recent Publications

  • Gkiouleka, A. & Huijts, T. (2020). Intersectional migration-related health inequalities in Europe: exploring the role of migrant generation, occupational status & gender. Social Science & Medicine, 113218,
  • Rydland, H.T., Fjær, E.L., Eikemo, T.A., Huijts, T., Bambra, C., Wendt, C., Kulhánová, I., Martikainen, P., Dibben, C., Kalėdienė, R. & Borrell, C. (2020). Educational inequalities in mortality amenable to healthcare. A comparison of European healthcare systems. PLoS One, 15, p.e0234135.
  • De Looze, M., Spriggs Madkour, A., Huijts, T., Moreau, N. & Currie, C. (2019). Country-level gender equality and adolescent contraceptive use in Europe, Canada and Israel: Findings from the HBSC study in 33 countries. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 51, 43-53. 
  • Roex, K. L. A., Huijts, T., & Sieben, I. (2019). Attitudes towards income inequality: ‘Winners’ versus ‘losers’ of the perceived meritocracy. Acta Sociologica62(1), 47-63.
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  • Thomson, K., Hillier-Brown, F., Todd, A., McNamara, C., Huijts, T., & Bambra, C. (2018). The effects of public health policies on health inequalities in high-income countries: an umbrella review. BMC Public Health, 18, 869-890.
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