Janine Huisman

Janine Huisman is working as a senior researcher at the Global Data Lab (GDL). She studied economics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and anthropology at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 2011 she obtained her PhD on a study into educational participation in developing countries from the Radboud University, for which she made use of the GDL data. She has worked as a researcher for several organizations, including Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN), and Oikos, an NGO in the development corporation field. Her major research interests include inequality in education and health, gender, economic development and anthropology.

Recent publications

Smits, J. & Huisman, J. (2023). The GDL Climate Change Vulnerability Index (GVI). GDL Working paper 23-101.

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.

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).

Smits, J. & Huisman, J. (2013). Determinants of educational participation and gender differences in education in six Arab countries. Acta Sociologica, 56(4), 325-346.

Huisman, J., Rani, U. & Smits, J. (2010). School characteristics, socio-economic status and culture as determinants of primary school enrolment in India. NiCE Working Paper 10-109.