Ciobanu, R.O. & T. Fokkema (2017), The role of religion in protecting older Romanian migrants from loneliness. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43, 2, 199-217.

Ciobanu, R.O., T. Fokkema & M. Nedelcu (2017), Editors’ introduction. Ageing as a Migrant: Vulnerabilities, agency and policy implications. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(2): 164-181.

Cela, E. & T. Fokkema (2017), Being lonely later in life: a qualitative study among Albanians and Moroccans in Italy. Ageing & Society, 37(6): 1197-1226.

Klok, J., T.G. van Tilburg, B.A. Suanet & T. Fokkema (2017). Transnational aging among older Turkish and Moroccan Migrants in the Netherlands: Determinants of transnational behaviour and transnational belonging. Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal, 7, 1, 25-40.

Klok, J., T.G. van Tilburg, B.A. Suanet, T. Fokkema & M. Huisman (2017). National and transnational belonging among Turkish and Moroccan older migrants in the Netherlands: protective against loneliness?. European Journal of Ageing. doi: 10.1007/s10433-017-0420-9

Ory, B., Keizer, R., & Dykstra, P. A. (2017). Does educational similarity drive parental support? Journal of Marriage and Family. http://doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12413

Uysal-Bozkir, Ö., T. Fokkema, J.L. MacNeil-Vroomen, T.G. van Tilburg & S.E. de Rooij (2017), Translation and validation of the De Jong Gierveld loneliness scale among older migrants living in the Netherlands. Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 72, 1, 109-119


Fokkema. T. & J. Klok (2016), Verbondenheid beschermt oudere migranten tegen ernstige eenzaamheid. Demos, Bulletin over bevolking en samenleving, 32(6): 8.

Conkova, N.A, & Ory, B.E. (2016). Fathers in Context: Comparative Analysis of Father Involvement in Bulgaria and the Netherlands. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/93240

Fokkema, T., S. Welschen, T. van Tilburg & F. Thomese (2016). Eenzaamheid onder oudere migranten: literatuuronderzoek en interviews. Deelrapport in het kader van de voorstudie “Vernieuwing van gezondheidszorg voor kwetsbare ouderen”, gefinancierd door de Stichting Preventie, Vroegdiagnostiek en e-Health. Amsterdam: Ben Sajet Centrum/VU.

Hagestad, G. O., & Dykstra, P. A. (2016). Structuration of the life course: Some neglected aspects. In M. J. Shanahan J. T. Mortimer, & M. Kirkpatrick Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of the life course, Volume II  (pp. 131-157). New York: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20880-0_6

Fokkema, T., E. Cela, & Y. Witter (2016), Pendular migration of older adults: misconceptions and nuances. In Horn, V. & C. Schweppe (eds), Transnational Aging: Current Insights and Future Challenges (pp. 141-161), New York: Routledge.

Dykstra, P. A. (forthcoming). Childless older adults. In S. K. Whitbourne (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adulthood and aging. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Keizer, R. & Ivanova, K. (accepted). What’s a (childless) man without a woman? The differential importance of couple dynamics for the well-being of childless men and women. In M. Kreyenfeld & D. Konietzka (Eds.), Childlessness across Europe. Springer.


Dykstra, P. A. (2015). Aging and social support. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition.

Preliminary findings from Brett Ory, Renske Keizer, and Pearl Dykstra’s study (2015 on mother’s work hours and fathers’ share of childcare were published in the Generations and Gender Programme’s December newsletter.

Ivanova, K., & Dykstra, P. (2015). Aging without children. Public Policy & Aging Report, 25(3), 98-101. Special issue on Aging Families and Lagging Policies (J. Angel & R. Settersten, Eds.). DOI: 10.1093/ppar/prv014

Van den Broek, T., Dykstra, P. A., & Van der Veen, R. J. (2015). Care ideals in the Netherlands: Shifts between 2002 and 2011. Accepted for publication in the Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement, 34 (3), 268 -281. DOI: 10.1017/S0714980815000215

Van den Broek, T., Dykstra, P. A., & en Van der Veen, R. J. (2015). Zorgidealen in Nederland: Verschuivingen tussen 2002 en 2011 [Care ideals in the Netherlands: Shifts between 2002 and 2013]. Mens & Maatschappij, 90(1), 25-52. DOI: 10.1557/MEM/2015.1.BROE

Ory, B. & Huijts, T. (2015). Widowhood and well-being in Europe: The role of national and regional context. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(June), 730–746.

De Jong Gierveld, J. & T. Fokkema (2015), Strategies to prevent loneliness. In: Sha’ked, A. & A. Rokach (eds), Addressing loneliness. Coping, prevention and clinical interventions (pp. 218-230). New York: Routledge.


King, R., E. Cela, T. Fokkema, J. Vullnetari (2014). The migration and well-being of the zero generation: transgenerational care, grandparenting and loneliness amongst Albanian older people. Population, Place and Space, 20(8): 728-738.

Geurts, T., Van Tilburg, T., Poortman, A.-R., & Dykstra, P. A. (2014). Child care by grandparents: Changes between 1992 and 2006. Ageing & Society. First View. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X14000270

Schenk, N., Dykstra, P., & Maas, I., & Van Gaalen, R. (2014). Older adults’ networks and public care receipt: Do partners and adult children substitute for unskilled public care? Ageing & Society, 34, 1711-1729. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X1300469.

Van den Broek, T., Dykstra, P. A., & Schenk, N. (2014). Regional economic performance and distance between parents and their employed children: A multilevel analysis. Population, Space and Place, 20, 222-234. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1757

Dykstra, P. A. (2014). ‘Intergenerational family relations: Autonomy and interdependence’, Paper presented in Symposium on Intergenerational Relations and Well-Being (J. Suitor, Organizer), Gerontological Society of America 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington DC, November 5-9.

Dykstra, P. A. (2014). ‘Changing impacts of parental divorce’, European Population Conference, Budapest, 25-28 June.

Witter, Y. & T. Fokkema (2014). Pendelende migranten op latere leeftijd. DEMOS, 30(4), 5-7.