PhD Social inequalities over time, space and scale

TU Delft - Delft, Netherlands

apply before March 9, 2023

Tasks: Research

Topics: Rural Development, Urban Transformation

Type: Full-time

Experience required: Experienced

Language: Local language(s) needed

Challenge: Analyse longitudinal and multiscale measures of population.

Change: Understand segregation trends and individual exposures to spatial context.

Impact: Tackle sociospatial inequalities.

Job Description

In the conditions of growing economic inequalities, population ageing, as well as international and internal migrations, it is important to explore how different aspects of segregation (by ethnicity, income, age, and other dimensions) develop, relate to each other, and affect people.

While there is a lot of discussion in the Netherlands – and internationally – about segregation, both ethnic and socioeconomic, there is no clear evidence of whether the segregation of different groups within the population is increasing or decreasing over longer periods of time, whether the spatial scale of segregation is increasing or decreasing, and how this differs between different places within the country.

One of the main challenges in research on sociospatial inequalities and their effects on people is the measurement of the spatial context in which people live.

The Netherlands has excellent and unique register data, which allows the creation and analysis of such spatial context variables. A longitudinal, multidimensional and multiscale perspective helps urban planners and urban designers to better understand the impact of the city on individuals and their opportunities to do well in life.

To address these societal challenges, you will use longitudinal, multidimensional and multiscale measures of the full population of the Netherlands, based on people’s sociodemographic characteristics, such as their socioeconomic status, age, ethnicity, or education.

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