Jan Van Bavel

Jan Van Bavel

Jan Van Bavel (°1971) is professor of demography at the Centre for Sociological Research of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. From 2005 to 2011, he headed the Interface Demography research unit at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research focuses on long term trends in reproductive behaviour in Europe. In 2012, he received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council.


Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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05 September 2018 | research article

Gender differences and similarities in the educational gradient in fertility: The role of earnings potential and gender composition in study disciplines

Alessandra Trimarchi, Jan Van Bavel

Volume: 39 Article ID: 13
Pages: 381–414
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2018.39.13

30 November 2017 | research article

Stepfather or biological father? Education-specific pathways of postdivorce fatherhood

Christine Schnor, Sofie Vanassche, Jan Van Bavel

Volume: 37 Article ID: 51
Pages: 1659–1694
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2017.37.51

21 June 2017 | research article

Fertility among descendants of immigrants in Belgium: The role of the partner

Lisa Van Landschoot, Helga de Valk, Jan Van Bavel

Volume: 36 Article ID: 60
Pages: 1827–1858
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2017.36.60

26 March 2014 | research article

The mid-twentieth century Baby Boom and the changing educational gradient in Belgian cohort fertility

Jan Van Bavel

Volume: 30 Article ID: 33
Pages: 925–962
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.33

05 February 2014 | descriptive finding

Estimating the contribution of mothers of foreign origin to total fertility

Lisa Van Landschoot, Jan Van Bavel, Helga de Valk

Volume: 30 Article ID: 12
Pages: 361–376
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.12

13 July 2012 | research article

Regional family cultures and child care by grandparents in Europe

Maaike Jappens, Jan Van Bavel

Volume: 27 Article ID: 4
Pages: 85–120
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.4

09 March 2012 | summary

Social mobility and demographic behaviour: Long term perspectives

Martin Dribe, Jan Van Bavel, Cameron Campbell

Volume: 26 Article ID: 8
Pages: 173–190
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.26.8

18 February 2011 | research article

Family size and intergenerational social mobility during the fertility transition

Jan Van Bavel, Sarah Moreels, Bart Van de Putte, Koen Matthijs

Volume: 24 Article ID: 14
Pages: 313–344
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.24.14