Prof. dr. ir. Tanja van der Lippe

Prof. dr. ir. Tanja van der Lippe

Head of Department
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"At home, people work less productively. That's mainly because they miss the inspiration, the group and the consultation. A human being is and remains a social animal.”

Research focus: Sociology, Family, Organization, Work pressure

Tanja van der Lippe is Professor of Sociology of Households and Labour Relations. She is chair of the Department of Sociology, research director of ICS Utrecht (Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology) and connected to the Future of Work Hub.

Research focus on work and private life interdependency

Van der Lippe researches the relationships between work and family, combining insights from sociology, economics and psychology. Among other things, she looks at how to deal with the conflicting demands that work and family place on employees, family members and employers. She does this from a national and international comparative perspective.

In 2013 she received an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for her research into investing in a sustainable workforce in Europe. She is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, 2014), and of the Royal Dutch Society of Sciences (KHMW, 2013).

"This European scale has two advantages"

Sociology of households and employment relationships
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