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de Bel
INVEST Research Flagship Centre

Areas of expertise

Family networks


Vera de Bel is a Senior Researcher at INVEST (University of Turku, Finland) and visiting researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). She obtained her PhD in Sociology at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in 2020. During her PhD, funded with an NWO talent grant, she studied family networks after parental divorce and collected the Lifelines Family Ties multi-actor family network data. After her PhD she worked for two years as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Center of Expertise in Life Course research (LIVES) in Geneva (Switzerland). Her research interests comprise family networks and well-being at different stages of the life course.


Within INVEST, I have been teaching the course 'Causal Inference', MA Sociology



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Nuclear family (2021)

de Bel Vera, Widmer Eric
(Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa (B2))

Nuclear Family (2021)

Bel de Vera, Widmer D. Eric
(Julkaistu itsenäinen taiteellinen teos (F1))