Karel Neels



Research group

Centre for Population, Family and Health


  • Research in the broad domain of demography and population studies, characterized by the application of demographic and actuarial methods in the fields of social demography (e.g. union formation and dissolution, total and order-specific fertility, all-cause and cause-specific mortality, internal and international migration), medicine (e.g. preventive health care use, cancer treatments), education (e.g. educational trajectories, drop-out, educational attainment) and labour market processes (e.g. active labour market policies, social assitance beneficiaries, work-family balance, migrant labour market outcomes). Information on demographic and household transitions, educational trajectories and labour market transitions is subsequently integrated using cohort-component projections and microsimulation models to inform policy makers and various organizations on population dynamics and its consequences.


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