Smits, J. (2020). The Subnational Gender Development Index: Within-country variation in gender (in)equality revealed. UNDP-HDialog Blog.
Permanyer, I. & Smits, J. (2020). The subnational Human Development Index: Details on inequality. N-IUSSP Blog.
Permanyer, I. & Smits, J. (2018). The Subnational Human Development Index: Moving beyond country-level averages. UNDP-HDialog Blog.
Smits, J. (2016). Global Data Lab: a resource for subnational development indicators from household surveys. World Bank Data Blog.
Smits, J. (2015). Improving the measurement of household wealth to better understand global inequalities in education. UNESCO World Education Blog.
Global Data Lab Working Paper Series
Ebbers, A. & Smits, J. (2020). Household and context-level determinants of birth registration in sub-Saharan Africa. GDL Working paper 20-102.
Crombach, L. & Smits, J. (2020). The demographic window of opportunity and economic growth at sub-national level in 91 developing countries. GDL Working paper 20-101.
Schrijner, S. & Smits, J. (2019). Paternity Uncertainty or Male Dominance? Paternal versus Maternal Grandmothers' Contribution to Children's Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa. GDL Working paper 19-101.
Schrijner, S. & Smits, J. (2017). Grandfathers and children's schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa. GDL Working paper 17-101.
Alcorta, L., Smits, J. & Swedlund, H. (2016). Inequality and ethnic conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. GDL Working paper 16-102.
Smits, J. (2016). GDL Area Database: Sub-national development indicators for research and policy-making. GDL Working paper 16-101.
Global Data Lab Publications
Wildeman, J., Schrijner, S. & Smits, J. (2023). Fertility rates and social media usage in sub-Saharan Africa. Population, Space and Place, 29, doi:10.1002/psp.2635.
Wildeman, J., Smits, J. & Schrijner, S. (2023). Ethnic Variation in Fertility Preferences in Sub-Saharan Africa. Population Research and Policy Review, 42(4), 58, doi:10.1007/s11113-023-09804-z.
Alcorta, L., Smits, J. & Swetlund, H. (2018). Inequality and ethnic conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. Social Forces, 97(2), 769-792, doi:10.1093/sf/soy049.
Schrijner, S. & Smits, J. (2018). Grandparents and Children's Stunting in sub-Saharan Africa. Social Science and Medicine, 205, 90-98.
Schrijner, S. & Smits, J. (2018). Grandmothers and Children’s Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa. Human Nature, 29(1), 65-89.
Komarulzaman, A., De Jong, E. & Smits, J. (2017). The Switch to Refillable Bottled Water in Indonesia: A Serious Health Risk. Journal of Water and Health, 15(6), 1004-1014, doi:10.2166/wh.2017.319.
Monden, C. & Smits, J. (2017). Mortality among twins and singletons in sub-Saharan Africa between 1995 and 2014. Lancet Global Health, 5(7), 673-679.
De Jong, E., Smits, J. & Longwe, A. (2017). Estimating the causal effect of fertility on women's employment in Africa using twins. World Development, 90, 360-368.
Komarulzaman, A., Smits, J. & De Jong, E. (2017). Clean Water, Sanitation and Diarrhoea in Indonesia: Effects of Household and Community Factors. Global Public Health, 12(9), 1141-1155.
Lenjiso, B., Smits, J. & Ruben, R. (2016). Smallholder Milk market participation and intra-household time allocation in Ethiopia. European Journal of Development Research, 28(5), 808-825.
Berendsen, M., Smits, J., Netea, M. & Van der Ven, A. (2016). Non-specific effects of vaccines and stunting: Timing may be essential. Ebiomedicine, 8, 341-348.
Lenjiso, B., Smits, J. & Ruben, R. (2016). Transforming Gender Relations through the Market: Smallholder Milk Market Participation and Women`s Intra-household Bargaining Power in Ethiopia . Journal of Development Studies, 52(7), 1002-1018.
Huisman, J. & Smits, J. (2015). Keeping children in school: Household and district-level determinants of school dropout in 322 districts of 30 developing countries. Sage Open, October-December, 1-15, doi:10.1177/2158244015609666.
Afeworki, R., Smits, J., Tolboom, J. & Van der Ven, A. (2015). Positive effect of large birth intervals on early childhood hemoglobin levels in Africa is limited to girls: Cross-sectional DHS study. PLoS ONE, 10(6), 1-14, e0131897.
Webbink, E., De Jong, E. & Smits, J. (2015). Child labor in Africa and Asia: Household and context determinants of hours worked in paid labor by young children in 16 low-income countries. European Journal of Development Research, 27, 84-98.
Pison, G., Monden, C. & Smits, J. (2015). Is the twin-boom in developed countries coming to an end?. Population and Development Review, 41(4), 629-649.
Vyrastekova, J., Huisman, J., Mosha, I. & Smits, J. (2014). Gender differences in parental altruism; Evidence from field experiments in Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 9(6), 1-6 (e99952).
Haverkate, M., Smits, J., Meijerink, H. & Van der Ven, A. (2014). Socioeconomic determinants of hemoglobin levels of African women are less important in areas with more health facilities: a multilevel analysis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68, 116-122.
Smits, J. & Monden, C. (2014). Length of life inequality. In Alex C. Michalis (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Springer.
Webbink, E., De Jong, E. & Smits, J. (2014). Child labor in Africa and Asia: Household and context determinants of hours worked in paid labor by young children in 16 low-income countries. European Journal of Development Research.
Webbink, E., Smits, J. & De Jong, E. (2013). Household and context determinants of child labor in 221 districts of 18 developing countries. Social Indicators Research, 110(2), 819-836.
Monden, C. & Smits, J. (2013). Maternal education reduces sex differentials in under-five mortality in Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Epidemiology, 42(1), 211-218.
Longwe, A. & Smits, J. (2013). The Impact of Family Planning on Primary School Participation in Sub-national Areas within 25 African Countries. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 17(2), 23-38.
Webbink, E., Smits, J. & De Jong, E. (2012). Hidden child labour: Determinants of housework and family business work of children in 16 developing countries. World Development, 40(3), 631-642.
Longwe, A. & Smits, J. (2012). Reproductive Health Outcomes and School Enrollment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Studies in Family Planning, 43(2), 127-134.
Smits, J. & Monden, C. (2012). Taller Indian women are more successful at the marriage market. American Journal of Human Biology, 24(4), 473-478.
Smits, J. & Steendijk, R. (2011). The International Wealth Index (IWI). NiCE Working Paper 12-107. Nijmegen Center for Economics.
Vranken, M., Smits, J. & De Jong, E. (2011). Effects of IMF programs on school enrollment in developing countries. NiCE Working Paper 11-101.
Spierings, N., Smits, J. & Verloo, M. (2010). Micro and macro-level determinants of women's employment in six Arab countries. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 1391-1407.
Spierings, N., Smits, J. & Verloo, M. (2009). On the compatibility of Islam and gender equality: Effects of modernization, State Islamization, and democracy on women's labor market participation in 45 Muslim countries. Social Indicators Research, 90, 503-521.
Smits, J. & Monden, C. (2009). Length of Life Inequality Around the Globe. Social Science and Medicine, 68, 1114-1123.
Monden, C. & Smits, J. (2009). Maternal height and child mortality in 42 developing countries. American Journal of Human Biology, 21, 305-311.
Smits, J. & Park, H. (2009). Five decades of educational assortative marriage in ten East Asian societies. Social Forces, 88(1), 227-256.
Gündüz-Hosgör, A. & Smits, J. (2008). Variation in Labor Market Participation of Married Women in Turkey. Women's Studies International Forum, 31, 104-117.
Smits, J., Huisman, J. & Kruijff, K. (2008). Home language and education in the developing world. Global Monitoring Report 2009. Commissioned study for the Education for All (EFA): "Overcoming inequality: Why governance matters".
Gündüz-Hosgör, A. & Smits, J. (2007). The status of rural women in Turkey: What is the role of regional differences. In Valentine Moghadam (ed.) Empowering women: Participation, rights and women's movements in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.
Smits, J. & Gündüz-Hosgör, A. (2006). Effects of family background characteristics on educational participation in Turkey. International Journal of Educational Development, 26, 545-560.