Aafke Komter

Aafke Komter

Professor Aafke Komter is currently affiliated to the Department of Sociology of the Erasmus University Rotterdam as a guest-researcher. From 2000-2012 she has been the Head of the Department of Social Science at University College, Utrecht, the Honor's College of Utrecht University, where she was occupying the chair 'Comparative Studies of Social Solidarity'. She was a member of the research team involved in the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study (NKPS), a large scale multi-actor and multi-method panel study into family solidarity (2002-2011). Between 2008 and 2010 she has been involved in an EU-funded project (FP-7), Multilinks: 'How demographic changes shape intergenerational solidarity, well-being, and social integration: A Multilinks Framework' . Aafke Komter has published numerous books and articles on informal gift giving, reciprocity and (family) solidarity. Since 2011 she is a member of the "Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities" (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen).


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11 October 2012 | research article

Generational interdependencies in families

Pearl A. Dykstra, Aafke Komter

Volume: 27 Article ID: 18
Pages: 487–506
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.18

07 August 2012 | research article

Family ties and depression across the life course: An Overview

Nienke Moor, Aafke Komter

Volume: 27 Article ID: 8
Pages: 201–232
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.8