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Niels Blom is a Research Fellow at the Violence and Society Centre where he focusses on the Crime Survey for England and Wales and the integration of other datasets. He joined the centre in January 2022.
His prior research includes investigating how socioeconomic inequalities are related to family circumstances and wellbeing and diversity in these associations.
His prior research includes investigating how the division of employment between partners and economic hardship are related to the quality of partner relationships. He also studied how partner relationship quality is related to marriage, fertility, and separation. Furthermore, he investigated how the division of labour between partners is related to wage differences.
Prior to joining City University, Niels’ completed his PhD in Sociology at Radboud University in the Netherlands in 2019 and worked as a researcher at the University of Southampton and University of Bath.
- Perelli-Harris, B. and Blom, N. (2021). So happy together … Examining the association between relationship happiness, socio-economic status, and family transitions in the UK. Population Studies pp. 1–18. doi:10.1080/00324728.2021.1984549.
- Blom, N. and Perelli-Harris, B. (2021). Temporal Dimensions of Unemployment and Relationship Happiness in the United Kingdom. European Sociological Review, 37(2), pp. 253–270. doi:10.1093/esr/jcaa044.
- Blom, N. and Hewitt, B. (2020). Becoming a Female‐Breadwinner Household in Australia: Changes in Relationship Satisfaction. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82(4), pp. 1340–1357. doi:10.1111/jomf.12653.
- Blom, N., Verbakel, E. and Kraaykamp, G. (2020). Couples' Job Insecurity and Relationship Satisfaction in the Netherlands. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82(3), pp. 875–891. doi:10.1111/jomf.12649.
- Blom, N., Kraaykamp, G. and Verbakel, E. (2019). Current and Expected Economic Hardship and Satisfaction With Family Life in Europe. Journal of Family Issues, 40(1), pp. 3–32. doi:10.1177/0192513x18802328.
- Blom, N., Kraaykamp, G. and Verbakel, E. (2017). Couples’ Division of Employment and Household Chores and Relationship Satisfaction: A Test of the Specialization and Equity Hypotheses. European Sociological Review. doi:10.1093/esr/jcw057.
- Blom, N., Huijts, T. and Kraaykamp, G. (2016). Ethnic health inequalities in Europe. The moderating and amplifying role of healthcare system characteristics. Social Science & Medicine, 158, pp. 43–51. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.04.014.
- Blom, N., van der Zanden, R., Buijzen, M. and Scheepers, P. (2016). Media Exposure and Health in Europe: Mediators and Moderators of Media Systems. Social Indicators Research, 126(3), pp. 1317–1342. doi:10.1007/s11205-015-0933-6.
Publications by category
- Blom, N. and Kubisch, K. (2022). SN 8930 - Understanding Society: Partnership and Fertility Histories, UK part of the GGP Harmonized Histories: Waves 1-9, 2009-2019: Special Licence Access.
- Chao, S.-.Y., Blom, N., Berrinton, A. and Perelli-Harris, B. (2020). How partnerships have changed in the UK over the last 30 years. Centre for Population Change, Policy Briefing 50.
- Blom, N. and Perelli-Harris, B. (2020). Unemployment harms couples' relationship happiness. Centre for Population Change.
Working papers (3)
- Blom, N. and Perelli-Harris, B. (2020). Unemployment and relationship happiness in the United Kingdom. Centre for Population Change
- Perelli-Harris, B. and Blom, N. (2020). Is there a “bar” for relationship quality Examining the association between relationship happiness, economic conditions, and family transitions in the UK. Southampton, UK: Centre for Population Change
- Blom, N., Perelli-Harris, B. and Wiik, K.A. Relationship quality and family formation in Europe. How country context shapes (un)happy couples’ transitions to marriage and first birth. Centre for Population Change