New PhD student: Dieuwke Zwier

On 1 September, Dieuwke Zwier joins the Educational Systems and Inequality Research Program team. Dieuwke completed a bachelor in Sociology and a research master in Social Sciences, both at the University of Amsterdam. In her PhD research, Dieuwke will study how peer relations affect educational decisions, aspirations, and performance in the transition from primary to secondary education.

Dieuwke’s project is part of the National Cohort Study Educational Careers (NCO) PRIMS project, a collaboration between a team of researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Groningen. She will be supervised by Sara Geven, Thijs Bol, and Herman van de Werfhorst.