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Dr. Melinda Mills

 

Melinda Mills

Melinda Mills , born in Red Deer, Canada (1969), studied sociology and demography at the University of Alberta where she obtained a B.A. in 1994 and a M.A. in 1996. During this time, she worked at the Population Research Centre, University of Alberta as a researcher, census project manager and teaching assistant for a quantitative methods and statistics course. In 2000, she obtained a doctorate in Demography (cum laude/with distinction) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. During her Ph.D. study, she also gave various seminars on gender, social theory and longitudinal data analysis. Her doctoral work (funded by a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) focused on the transformation of partnerships in Canada, the Netherlands, and the Russian Federation, and the interdependence between union and fertility processes. It was published in the Thela Thesis Population Studies Series (Amsterdam). In 1999, she was awarded the 'Gunther Beyer Award' for the most promising paper by a young scientist at the European Population Conference in The Hague. She worked as a senior researcher on the Globalife project from 2000 to 2001 and was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld from 2001 to 2002. She worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Research Methodology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Free University Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit) in the Netherlands and as an external research member of the Globalife project. Currently she is at the Department of Sociology, University of Groningen. Publications include temporal aspects of life course research, causal modelling of interdependent processes, temporal labour market flexibility of Canadian youth, and globalization and uncertainty. Her research interests include partnerships, life course research, globalization, multistate and event history methods.

 

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Department of Sociology
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
University of Groningen
Grote Rozenstraat 31
9712 TG Groningen
The Netherlands

Dr. Melinda Mills
Phone: (+31)-(0)50-363-6218
Fax: (+31)-(0)50-363-6226
Mail: M.C.Mills@rug.nl
 

Publications

 
Refereed journals:
Demand for Flexibility or Generation of Insecurity? Irregular Work Shifts and Canadian Youth. In: Journal of Youth Studies (forthcoming).
Globalization, Uncertainty and the Early Life Course, (with H.-P. Blossfeld) In: Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft ( 2003, 6(2)): 188-218
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A Causal Approach to Interrelated Family Events: A Cross-National Comparison of Cohabitation, Nonmarital Conception, and Marriage, (with H.-P. Blossfeld), In: Canadian Studies in Population - Special Issue on Longitudinal Methodology 28(2): 409-437 (2001).
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The Effect of Pregnancy in Cohabiting Unions on Marriage in Canada, The Netherlands, and Latvia, (with F. Trovato) Statistical Journal of the United Nations 17: 1-16 (2000).
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Providing Space for Time: The impact of temporality for life course research. In: Time and Society 9(1): 97-127 (2000).
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Native People, Economic Conditions, (together with F. Trovato) In: The Canadian Encyclopedia. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart. (1996)
Books:
The transformation of partnerships. Canada, the Netherlands, and the Russian Federation in the age of modernity. Amsterdam: Thela Thesis Population Studies Series (2000).
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Globalization, Uncertainity and Youth in Society. Becoming an adult in uncertain times (together with with Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Erik Klijzing, and Karin Kurz), London: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series (forthcoming).
Globalization, Uncertainity and Men in Society. Midcareer men (together with Hans-Peter Blossfeld), in preparation.
Chapters in Books:
Increasing Uncertainty and Changes in the Transition to Adulthood in Modern Societies, (together with H.-P. Blossfeld) In: H.-P. Blossfeld et al. (Eds.) The Losers of Globalization: Becoming an Adult in Uncertain Times (book under review).
Becoming an Adult in Uncertain Times: A 14-Country Comparison of the Losers of Globalization, (together with H.-P. Blossfeld and E. Klijzing) In: H.-P. Blossfeld et al. (Eds.) The Losers of Globalization: Becoming an Adult in Uncertain Times (book under review).
The Impact of Globalization on the Transition to Adulthood in Canada: Irregular Work Schedules in a 24-Hour Economy, In: H.-P. Blossfeld et al. (Eds.) The Losers of Globalization: Becoming an Adult in Uncertain Times (book under review).
Moving Up and Down the Ladder: Men's mobility experiences in Canada, (together with John Myles), In: H.-P. Blossfeld and M. Mills (Eds.) The Winners of Globalization: Mid-Career Men (under revision).
Are Men the Winners of Globalization? Persisting Inequality in America, (with Tom DiPrete), In: H.-P. Blossfeld and M. Mills (Eds.) The Winners of Globalization: Mid-Career Men (under revision).
The Winners of Globalization: A Theoretical Framework of Men's Mid-Career Mobility in Modern Societies (Working Title), (together with H.-P. Blossfeld) In: H.-P. Blossfeld and M. Mills (Eds.) The Winners of Globalization: Mid-Career Men (in preparation).
Mid-Career Men in the Era of Globalization: A 13-country comparison (Working Title) (together with H.-P. Blossfeld) In: H.-P. Blossfeld and M. Mills (Eds.) The Winners of Globalization: Mid-Career Men (in preparation).
Book Reviews:
Poverty, Social Assistance, and the Employability of Mothers. Restructuring Welfare States, by M. Baker and D. Tippin In: Journal of Comparative Family Studies 32(2): 320-322 (2000).
Cohabitation. An Alternative Form of Family Living, by Zheng Wu In: European Journal of Population, 18(4): 414-416 (2002).
Other publications:
A Causal Approach to Interrelated Family Events, (together with H.-P. Blossfeld) In: Proceedings of the Statistics Canada Symposium 2002. Modelling Survey Data for Social and Economic Research, Ottawa: Statistics Canada. (forthcoming, 2003).
The transition to adulthood in Canada: The impact of irregular work shifts in a 24-hour economy. Globalife Working Paper 20, University of Bielefeld, (2001).
A Causal Approach to Interrelated Family Events: A Cross-national Comparison of Cohabitation, Nonmarital Conception, and Marriage. (with H.-P. Blossfeld). Globalife Working Paper 14, University of Bielefeld, (2000).
Partnership Formation in a Globalizing World: the Impact of Uncertainty in East and West Germany. (with T. Sommer and E. Klijzing). Globalife Working Paper 9, University of Bielefeld, (2000).
A Comparative Analysis of the Effect of Pregnancy in Cohabiting Unions on Formal Marriage in Canada, The Netherlands, and Latvia, (with F. Trovato), Population Research Centre Working Paper 00-1, University of Groningen, (2000).
Construction of Input Data for Log-linear Models of Event Histories. Population Research Centre Working Paper 99-03. University of Groningen, (1999).
Female and Male Entrepreneurs in Sweden and the Netherlands: A Test of Liberal and Social Feminism. (with J. Voerman) Systems, Organization and Management Graduate School/Research Institute. Research Report 97BD37 (1997).
Métis Settlements Survey 1995. Report I: Settlement Population. (together with H. Krahn) Edmonton, AB: Population Research Laboratory, University of Alberta (1995).
Métis Settlement Survey 1995. Report II: Technical Report. (together with H. Krahn and C. Kinzel) Edmonton, AB: Population Research Laboratory, University of Alberta (1995).