Dr. Anne-Rigt Poortman is awarded an NWO grant of 1,5 million euros. She will use the grant to conduct research into the consequences of the rise of co-parenting and new relationships for children and parents for the next five years.
Family sociologist Anne-Rigt Poortman receives VICI grant
Novel research area
The "Vici" is one of the largest personal academic grants in the Netherlands. Besides Poortman, 31 other advanced researcher will receive a grant, among which Rembrandt Duine, one of Utrecht’s theoretical phycisists. With this Vici grant, they can develop a novel research area and construct their own research group.
The name of Anne-Rigt Poortman’s new project is ‘Family diversity after divorce and outcomes for children and parents’. Because of the rise of co-parenting and new relationships, diversity among divorced families has increased. With this project, Poortman, who specialises in family sociology, researches differences and similarities between children and parents within a variety of family types.