Blogs and publications
UNESCO World Education Blog: Improving the measurement of household wealth to better understand global inequalities in education.
Global Data Lab Working Paper Series
Global Data Lab Publications
Lenjiso, B., J. Smits, R. Ruben (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. & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vranken, M., J. Smits & E. De Jong (2011). Effects of IMF programs on school enrollment in developing countries. NiCE Working Paper 11-101.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Smits, J. & A. Gündüz-Hosgör. (2006). Effects of family background characteristics on educational participation in Turkey. International Journal of Educational Development, 26, 545-560