Jet Wildeman is PhD student of International Economics at the Nijmegen School of Management of Radboud University (Netherlands), and she is researcher of the Global Data Lab. In her PhD project, she studies fertility behavior in sub-Saharan Africa, like family size preferences and birth rates, and how these are influenced by individual characteristics, and by the social and geographical context. She is especially interested in how changes in fertility behaviors relate to developments in ICTs in SSA, such as the rise of mobile phone coverage. For her function at the Global data Lab, she takes care of database maintenance, data visualization and establishing the connection between geodata and survey data.
Research interests: Large-Scale Data Analysis, Geodata, Development Studies and Data Visualization