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UvA sociologist Thijs Bol is going to map the short- and long-term effects of homeschooling during the coronacrisis on social inequality in educational outcomes. This project is co-financed by ODISSEI in the extra LISS Corona call for proposals in March 2020.

Thijs Bol
Thijs Bol

ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) works to develop a sustainable research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. ODISSEI launched an additional call for free data collection in the LISS panel, specifically focused on corona related questions. The LISS panel consists of about 7,000 people from about 4,500 households and is a representative reflection of the CBS population register.

Thijs Bol is associate professor Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He will research the effects of distance education on social inequality and educational outcomes. 'The coronavirus outbreak has led to unprecedented measures in education. Since 16 March, all schools in the Netherlands have been closed. Children have to keep track of their schoolwork from home and parents are expected to play an important role in this "home education".'

In this project Bol will investigate:

  1. How different parents deal with home education
  2. What the consequences of the closure of the schools will be on the educational results of children in the short and long term.
Dr. T. (Thijs) Bol

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses