Van Houdt, K. (2021). Like My Own Children: A Quantitative Study of Stepparents Claiming Adult Stepchildren. Journal of Family Issues. Advance online publication.


Van Houdt, K., Kalmijn, M., & Ivanova, K. (2020) Perceptions of closeness in adult parent- child dyads: Asymmetry in the context of family complexity. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. Advance online publication.

Ivanova, K., & Kalmijn, M. (2020). Parental involvement in youth and closeness to parents during adulthood: Stepparents and biological parents. Journal of Family Psychology. 

Ivanova, K. & Kalmijn, M. (2020). Heterogeneous effects of family complexity in youth on mental health: Testing the “good divorce” and the “good stepparent” hypotheses. In M. Kreyenfeld & H. Trappe (Eds.), Parental life courses after separation and divorce in Europe. Switzerland: Springer.

Hornstra, M., Kalmijn, M., & Ivanova, K. (2020). Fatherhood in complex families: Ties between adult children, biological fathers, and stepfathers. Journal of Marriage and Family. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12679.


Van Houdt, K. (2019). Tussen ‘heks’ en ‘bonusmoeder’: Kinderen over hun stiefoudersDemos, 35(9), 1-4.

De Leeuw, S.G., & Kalmijn, M. (2019). The intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status in stepfamilies: What happens if two fathers are involved in the transmission process? Journal of Marriage and Family. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12610

van Houdt, K., Kalmijn, M., & Ivanova, K. (2019). Stepparental support to young adults: The diverging roles of stepmothers and stepfathers. Journal of Marriage and Family. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12599

Kalmijn, M., de Leeuw, S. G., Hornstra, M., Ivanova, K., van Gaalen, R., & van Houdt, K. (2019). Family complexity into adulthood: The central role of mothers in shaping intergenerational ties. American Sociological Review. doi: 10.1177/0003122419871959

De Bel, V., Kalmijn, M., & van Duijn, M. A. J. (2019). Balance in family triads: How intergenerational relationships affect the adult sibling relationshipJournal of Family Issues.

Ivanova, K. (2019). My children, your children, our children, and my well-being: Life satisfaction of ’empty nest’ biological parents and stepparents. Journal of Happiness Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10902-019-00097-8

Ivanova, K. & Balbo, N. (2019). Cementing the stepfamily? Biological and stepparents’ relationship satisfaction after the birth of a common child in stepfamilies. Journal of Family Issues. doi: 10.1177/0192513X19836456


Van den Berg, L., Kalmijn, M., & Leopold, T. (2018). Leaving and returning home: A new approach to off-time transitions. Journal of Marriage and Family. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12550

Kalmijn, M. (2018). Contact and conflict between adult children and their parents in immigrant families: Is integration problematic for family relationships? Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1522245

Kalmijn, M. (2018). Guilt in adult mother-child relationships: Connections to intergenerational ambivalence and support. Journals of Gerontology Series B Psychological and Social Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gby077

Kalmijn, M., & Leopold, T. (2018). Changing sibling relationships after parents’ death: The role of solidarity and kinkeeping. Journal of Marriage and Family. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12509

Kalmijn, M. (2018). The effects of ageing on intergenerational support exchange: A new look at the hypothesis of flow reversal. European Journal of Population. doi: 10.1007/s10680-018-9472-6

Kalmijn, M., & Kraaykamp, G. (2018). Determinants of cultural assimilation in the second generation. A longitudinal analysis of values about marriage and sexuality among moroccan and turkish migrants. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44, 697-717. doi: 10.1080/1369183x.2017.1363644

Kalmijn, M. (2018). Family structure and father absence among immigrant children: The role of migration, religion, and inequality. In F. Kalter, J. O. Jonsson, F. van Tubergen, & A. Heath (Eds.), Growing up in diverse Europe: Integration and the lives of minority and majority youth in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kalmijn, M. (2018). Secondary traumatization, relationship problems, and adult children’s well-being: Long-term effects of World War II in the Netherlands. Advances in Life Course Research, 36, 70-79. doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2018.04.004

[in Dutch] Bakker, A.-F. & de Leeuw, S. G. (2018). Lessen uit de feedback van respondenten: Een analyse van de opmerkingen en toelichtingen van respondenten in het OKiN onderzoekOKiN working paper n. 1.

Kalmijn, M., Ivanova, K., van Gaalen, R., de Leeuw, S. G., van Houdt, K., van Spijker, F., & Hornstra, M. (2018). A multi-actor study of adult children and their parents in complex families: Design and content of the OKiN survey. European Sociological Review, 34, 452-470. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcy016

De Leeuw, S.G., Kalmijn, M., & Van Gaalen, R. (2018) The intergenerational transmission of educational attainment among non-residential fathers and their children. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 55, 40-50doi: 10.1016/j.rssm.2018.03.004

van Houdt, K., Kalmijn, M., & Ivanova, K. (2018). Family complexity and adult children’s obligations: The role of divorce and co-residential history in norms to support parents and stepparents. European Sociological Review, 34, 169-183. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcy007

Van den Berg, L., Kalmijn, M., & Leopold, T. (2018). Family structure and leaving home: A mediation analysis. European Journal of Population, 34, 873-900. doi: 10.1007/s10680-017-9461-1


Ivanova, K. (2017). Division of childcare in two-biological-parent and step-parent households: Importance of parental gender and type of partnership. European Sociological Review, 33, 661-674. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcx065

van Spijker, F., van der Houwen, K., & van Gaalen, R. (2017). Invloed ouderlijk opleidingsniveau reikt tot ver in het voortgezet onderwijsEconomisch-Statistische Berichten, (4749).

van Gaalen, R. (2017). Over koplopers, waterdragers en bezemwagens: Onderzoek naar de maakbaarheid van de levensloop met registerdata. (Oratiereeks; No. 577). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Kalmijn, M. (2017). Family structure and the well-being of immigrant children in four European countries. International Migration Review51, 927–963. doi: 10.1111/imre.12262

Kalmijn, M. (2017). The ambiguous link between marriage and health: A dynamic reanalysis of loss and gain effects. Social Forces95, 1607-1636. doi: 10.1093/sf/sox015


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

Fischer, M. M., Kalmijn, M., & Steinmetz, S. (2016). Does tolerance matter? A comparative study of same-sex and mixed-sex unions’ well-being in nine European countries. European Societies, 18, 514 – 534. doi: 10.1080/14616696.2016.1207793 

Kalmijn, M. (2016). Children’s divorce and parent-child contact: A within-family analysis of elderly European parents. Journals of Gerontology Series B Psychological and Social Sciences, 71, 332 – 343. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu141

Kalmijn, M. (2016). Father-child contact, interparental conflict, and depressive symptoms among children of divorced parents. European Sociological Review32, 68 – 80. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcv095

Kalmijn, M. & Van de Werfhorst, H. G. (2016). Sibship size and gendered resource dilution in different societal contextsPLoS ONE11, p. e0160953.

Leopold, T., & Kalmijn, M. (2016). Is divorce more painful when couples have children? Evidence from long-term panel data on multiple domains of well-being. Demography, 53, 1717 – 1742. doi: 10.1007/s13524-016-0518-2

Earlier publications related to the project

Ivanova, K. (2015). Relationship satisfaction of the previously married: The significance of relationship specific costs and rewards in first and repartnering unions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 33, 559 – 580.

Kalmijn, M. (2015). Father-child relations after divorce in four European countries: Patterns and determinants. Comparative Population Studies40, 251-276.

Kalmijn, M. (2015). Family disruption and intergenerational reproduction: Comparing the influences of married parents, divorced parents, and stepparents. Demography52, 811 – 833.

Kalmijn, M. (2013). Adult children’s relationships with married parents, divorced parents and stepparents: Biology, marriage or residence? Journal of Marriage and Family75, 1181 – 1193.

Ivanova, K., Kalmijn, M., & Uunk, W. (2013). Fertility after repartnering in the Netherlands: Parenthood or commitment? Advances in Life Course Research, 21, 101 – 112.

Kalmijn, M. (2013). Long-term effects of divorce on parent-child relationships: Within-family comparisons of fathers and mothers. European Sociological Review29, 888 – 898.

van Poppel, F., Schenk, N. & van Gaalen, R. (2013). Demographic transitions and changes in the living arrangements of children: The Netherlands 1850-2010. Population Research and Policy Research, 32, 243 – 260.

van Gaalen, R. & van Poppel, F. (2009). Long-term changes in the living arrangements of children in the Netherlands. Journal of Family Issues, 30, 653 – 669.

Kalmijn, M. (2007). Gender differences in the effects of divorce, widowhood and remarriage on intergenerational support: Does marriage protect fathers? Social Forces85, 1079 – 1104.