Global Data Lab Working Paper Series
Smits, J. (2016). GDL Area Database. Sub-national development indicators for research and policy-making. GDL Working paper 16-101. Download paper here.
Schrijner, S. & J. Smits (2017). Grandfathers and children's schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa. GDL Working paper 17-101. Download paper here.
Publications using the Database Developing World
Monden, C. & J. Smits (forthcoming). Mortality among twins and singletons in sub-Saharan Africa between 1995 and 2014: a pooled analysis of data from 90 Demographic and Health Surveys in 30 countries. Lancet Global Health.
Schrijner, S. & J. Smits. (forthcoming). Grandmothers and Children’s Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa. Human Nature.
Komarulzaman, A., J. Smits & E. de Jong (forthcoming). Clean Water, Sanitation and Diarrhoea in Indonesia: Effects of Household and Community Factors. Global Public Health. Online available here.
Berendsen, M., J. Smits, M. Netea, A. Van der Ven (2016). Non-specific effects of vaccines and stunting: Timing may be essential. Ebiomedicine, 8, 341–348 Doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2016.05.010. Online available here.
Huisman, J. & J. Smits (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. Online available here.
Smits, J. & R. Steendijk (2015). The International Wealth Index (IWI). Social Indicators Research, 122(1), 65-85. Online available here.
Afeworki, R., J. Smits, J. Tolboom & A. van der Ven (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. Online available here.
Webbink, E., E. De Jong & J. Smits (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. Online available here.
Pison, G., Monden, C. & J. Smits (2015). Is the twin-boom in developed countries coming to an end? Population and Development Review, 41(4), 629-649. Online available here.
Vyrastekova, J., J. Huisman, I. Mosha & J. Smits (2014). Gender differences in parental altruism; Evidence from field experiments in Tanzania. PLoS ONE, 9(6), 1-6 (e99952). Open access, download here.
Haverkate, M., J. Smits, H. Meijerink & A. van der Ven (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. Online available here.
Smits, J. & C. Monden (2014). Length of life inequality. In Alex C. Michalis (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Springer.
Webbink, E., E. De Jong & J. Smits (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. Online available here.
Webbink, E., J. Smits & E. De Jong (2013). Household and context determinants of child labor in 221 districts of 18 developing countries. Social Indicators Research, 110(2), 819-836. Open access, download here.
Monden, C. & J. Smits. (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. & J.Smits (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.
Smits, J. & J. Huisman. (2013). Determinants of educational participation and gender differences in education in six Arab countries. Acta Sociologica, 56(4), 325-346.
Webbink, E., J. Smits & E. De Jong. (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. & J.Smits (2012). Reproductive Health Outcomes and School Enrollment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Studies in Family Planning, 43(2), 127-134.
Smits, J. & C. Monden. (2012). Taller Indian women are more successful at the marriage market. American Journal of Human Biology, 24(4), 473-478.
Smits, J. & R. Steendijk (2011). The International Wealth Index (IWI). Nice Working Paper 12-107. Nijmegen Center for Economics. Download paper here.
Vranken, M., J. Smits & E. De Jong (2011). Effects of IMF programs on school enrollment in developing countries. NiCE Working Paper 11-101. Download paper here.
Van der Ven, R., J. Smits & E. De Jong (2011). The demographic window of opportunity: age structure and sub-national economic growth in developing countries. NiCE Working Paper 11-102. Download paper here.
Smits, J. & C. Monden. (2011). Twinning Across the Developing World. PLoS ONE, 6(9), 1-5 (e25239). Open access, download here
Huisman, J., U. Rani & J. Smits (2010). School characteristics, socio-economic status and culture as determinants of primary school enrolment in India. NiCE Working Paper 10-109. Download paper here.
Spierings, N., J. Smits & M. Verloo. (2010). Micro and macro-level determinants of women's employment in six Arab countries. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 1391-1407.
Huisman, J. & J. Smits. (2009). Effects of household and district-level factors on primary school enrollment in 30 developing countries. World Development, 37(1), 179-193.
Spierings, N., J. Smits & M. Verloo (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. Open access, download here.
Smits, J. & C. Monden. (2009). Length of Life Inequality Around the Globe. Social Science and Medicine, 68, 1114-1123.
Monden, C. & J. Smits (2009). Maternal height and child mortality in 42 developing countries. American Journal of Human Biology, 21, 305-311.
Smits, J. & H. Park. (2009). Five decades of educational assortative marriage in ten East Asian societies. Social Forces, 88(1), 227-256.
Gündüz-Hosgör, A. & J. Smits (2008). Variation in Labor Market Participation of Married Women in Turkey. Women's Studies International Forum, 31, 104-117.
Smits, J., J. Huisman & K. Kruijff (2008).* Home language and education in the developing world. *Commissioned study for the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report 2009. "Overcoming inequality: Why governance matters". Paper available at http://www.unesco.org/en/education/efareport/resources/background-papers or downloadable here.
Gündüz-Hosgör, A. & J. Smits. (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. Download paper here.
Smits, J. & A. Gündüz-Hosgör. (2006). Effects of family background characteristics on educational participation in Turkey. *International Journal of Educational Development, 26, *545-560