Bram Lancee

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam



Koopmans, R., Lancee, B. and Schaeffer, M.(eds.) (2015). Social Cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America. Mechanisms, Conditions and Causality. New York /London: Routledge. order

Lancee, B. (2012). Immigrant Performance in the Labour Market: Bonding and Bridging Social Capital. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. book info pdf

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Tulin, M., Lancee, B. and Volker, B. (2018). Personality and social capital. Social Psychology Quarterly,81(4) 295–318. pdf

Tulin, M., Volker, B. and Lancee, B. (2019). The same place but different: How neighborhood context differentially affects homogeneity in networks of different social groups. Journal of Urban Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2019.1578176. pdf

Dicks, A. and Lancee, B. (2018). Double disadvantage in school? Children of immigrants and the relative age effect: A regression discontinuity design based on the month of birth. European Sociological Review, 34(3), 319-333. pdf, Data handling and Analysis

Heisig, J.P., Lancee, B. and Radl, J.(2018). Ethnic inequality in retirement income. A comparative analysis of immigrant-native gaps in Western Europe. Ageing & Society, 38(10), 1963-1994. pdf Friends of the WZB Award

Lancee, B. and Bol, T.(2017). The transferability of skills and degrees. Why the place of education affects immigrant earnings. Social Forces, 96(2), 691-716. pdf

Lössbroek, J., Lancee, B., Van der Lippe, T. and Schippers, J. (2017). Understanding old-age adaptation policies in Europe. The influence of profit, principles and pressures. Ageing & Society, pdf

Ten Berge, J., Lancee, B. and Jaspers, E. (2017). Can interethnic friends buffer the prejudice increasing effect of negative interethnic contact? A longitudinal study of adolescents in the Netherlands. European Sociological Review, vol. 33(3),423-435. pdf

Lancee, B. (2016). The negative side effects of vocational education. A cross-national analysis of the relative unemployment risk of young non-western immigrants in Europe. American Behavorial Scientist, 60(5-6), 659-679. pdf

Lancee, B. (2016). Job search methods and immigrant earnings. A Longitudinal analysis of the role of bridging social capital. Ethnicities, 16(3), 349-367. pdf

Lancee, B. and Sarrasin, O. (2015). Educated preferences or selection effects? A longitudinal analysis of the impact of educational attainment on attitudes towards immigrants. European Sociological Review, 31(4), 490-501. pdf popdigest

Notten, N., Lancee, B., Van de Werfhorst, H.G.and Ganzeboom, H. (2015). Educational stratification in cultural participation: Cognitive competence or status motivation? Journal of Cultural Economics, 39(2), 177-203. pdf

Lancee, B. and Radl, J.(2014). Volunteering over the life course. Social Forces, 93(2), 833-862. pdf

Lancee, B. and Seibel, V.(2014). Does rural origin affect immigrants’ contact with natives? A study of Turks in six European countries. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40(9), 1331-1353. pdf

Pardos-Prado, S., Lancee, B. and Sagarzazu, I. (2014). Immigration and electoral change in mainstream political space. Political Behavior, 36(4), 847-875. pdf

Bol, T., Lancee, B. and Steijn, S. (2014). Income inequality and gambling. A panel study in the United States (1980-1997). Sociological Spectrum, 34(1), 61-75. article

Lancee, B. and Pardos-Prado, S.(2013). Group conflict theory in a longitudinal perspective: Analyzing the dynamic side of ethnic competition. International Migration Review, 47(1), 106-131. pdf

De Vries, C., Hakhverdian, A. and Lancee, B. (2013). The dynamics of voters’ left/right identification: The role of economic and cultural attitudes. Political Science Research and Methods, 1(2), 223-238. pdf

Dewilde, C. and Lancee, B. (2013). Income inequality and access to housing in Europe. European Sociological Review, 29(6), 1189-1200. pdf

Lancee, B. and Radl, J.(2012). Social connectedness and the transition from work to retirement. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 67(4), 481-490 pdf

Lancee, B. and Van de Werfhorst, H.G.(2012). Income inequality and participation. A comparison of 24 European countries. Social Science Research, 41(5), 1166-1178. pdf

Lancee, B. (2012). The economic returns of bonding and bridging social capital for immigrant men in Germany. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35(4), 664-683. pdf

Lancee, B. and Hartung, A. (2012). Turkish migrants and native Germans compared. The effect of inter-ethnic and intra-ethnic friendships on the transition from unemployment to work. International Migration, 50(1), 39-54. pdf

Lancee, B. and Dronkers, J. (2011). Ethnic, religious and economic diversity in Dutch neighbourhoods: explaining quality of contact with neighbours, trust in the neighbourhood and inter-ethnic trust. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 37(4), 597-618. pdf

Lancee, B. (2010). The economic returns of immigrants’ bonding and bridging social capital. The case of the Netherlands. International Migration Review, 44(1), 202-226. pdf

Lancee, B. and Ter Hoeven, C. (2010). Self-rated health and sickness-related absence: the modifying role of civic participation. Social Science & Medicine, 70(4), 570-574. article

Lancee, B. and Dronkers, J. (2008). Etnische diversiteit, sociaal vertrouwen in de buurt en contact van allochtonen en autochtonen met de buren. [Ethnic diversity, social trust in the neighbourhood and contact of migrants and natives with neighbours.] Migrantenstudies, 24 (4), 224-249. pdf

Lancee, B. and Den Hond, F. (2002). Roltypen op het moment van de waarheid. Een onderzoek naar de rolvervulling van contactmedewerkers in de service encounter. Management & Organisatie, 58(6), 21-42. pdf

Contributions to Books

Sarrasin, O., Kuhn, T. and Lancee, B. (2018). What explains increasing Euroscepticism in Switzerland? A longitudinal analysis. In: Tillmann, R. Voorpostel, M. and Farrago, P. (eds) (2018). Social dynamics in Swiss society. Life Course Research and Social Policies 9, pp. 203-214. New York: Springer.pdf

Lancee, B. (2017). Diversity, trust and social cohesion. In: Trust at risk. Implications for EU policies and institutions, pp.167-175. Brussels: European Commission, DG for Research and Innovation. pdf

Lancee, B., Gesthuizen, M. and Van de Werfhorst, H.G.(2015). Opleidingsverschillen in opvattingen over economische ongelijkheid in Nederland tussen 1975 en 2008. In Van de Werfhorst, H. (ed.) (2015). Een kloof van alle tijden, pp. 195-215. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.pdf

Lancee, B. and Schaeffer, M.(2015). Moving to diversity. Residential mobility, changes in ethnic diversity and concern about immigration. In Koopmans, R., Lancee, B. and Schaeffer, M. (eds.) (2015). Social cohesion and Immigration in Europe and North America. Mechanisms, conditions and causality, pp.38-55. New York / London: Routledge pdf

Salverda, W., De Graaf-Zijl, M. Haas, C, Lancee, B. and Notten, N.(2014). The Netherlands: Policy-enhanced inequalities tempered by household formation. In B. Nolan et al. (eds.), Changing inequalities and societal impacts in rich countries: Thirty countries’ experiences, pp. 459-487. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lancee, B. (2013). Social capital and labor-market outcomes for immigrants. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Vol. 5, pp. 2777-2780. New York: Wiley – Blackwell. pdf

Lancee, B. and Dronkers, J. (2010). Ethnic diversity in neighborhoods and individual trust of immigrants and natives: A replication of Putnam (2007) in a West-European country. In: Marc Hooghe (ed.), Social Cohesion. Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives on the Study of Social Cohesion and Social Capital. Brussels: Royal Academy of Belgium, pp. 77-103. pdf

Van der Wurff, R., Lauf, E. and Lancee, B. (2004). Online news services in the Netherlands. In Salaverría, R. and Sádaba, C. (eds.), Towards New Media Paradigms, pp. 865-887. Pamplona: Eunate.

Van der Veer, C.G. and Lancee, B. (2000). Een blik op Wetenschap- en Techniekcommunicatie. Een onderzoek naar effecten van decentralisatie van de publiciteitscampagne en de samenwerking van participanten rondom de Wetenschap en Techniek Week 2000. Amsterdam: Stichting Culturele Studies.

Data collection

Lancee, B., Birkelund, G., Coenders, M., Di Stasio, V., Fernández Reino, M., Heath, A., Koopmans, R., Larsen, E., Polavieja, J., Ramos, M., Soiné, H., Thijssen, L., Veit, S., & Yemane, R.(2019). The GEMM study: A cross-national harmonized field experiment on labour market discrimination -Codebook. pdf

Lancee, B., Birkelund, G., Coenders, M., Di Stasio, V., Fernández Reino, M., Heath, A., Koopmans, R., Larsen, E., Polavieja, J., Ramos, M., Thijssen, L., Veit, S., Yemane, R. and Zwier, D..(2019). The GEMM study: A cross-national harmonized field experiment on labour market discrimination -Technical report. pdf


Lancee, B. Burgoon, B., Corneo, G., Horn, D. Medgyesi, M. and Van de Werfhorst, H.G.(2011). Political and cultural impacts of inequality. In Salverda, W. (ed.), Inequalities’ impacts: GINI state of the art review, pp. 133-139. Amsterdam: AIAS.

Lancee, B. (2010). The economic returns of immigrants’ bonding and bridging social capital. [PhD thesis]. Florence: European University Institute.

Dronkers, J. and Lancee, B. (2009). Aandacht voor de Putnam-hypothese is in het geheel niet overdreven. [Research attention for the Putnam-hypothesis is not at all exaggerated] Migrantenstudies 25(2), 155-162. pdf

Contributions to the Public Debate

Lancee, B. (2013). Ängste, die Abwehr auslösen Wer den Job verliert, neigt eher zu migranten- feindlichen Einstellungen. WZB-Mitteilungen, no. 142, pp. 16-17. pdf

Lancee, B. Radio 1, Villa VPRO. Theme-broadcast Germany, 19-9-2013, 15:30-16:30

Dronkers, J. and Lancee, B. (2008). “De kwestie: helpt de middenklasse?” [Debate: Can the middle class improve poor neighbourhoods?]. Tijdschrift voor Sociale Vraagstukken, no. 9 (September), pp.22-23.

Lancee, B. and Dronkers, J. (2008). ‘Bij etnische mix kruipen mensen in hun schulp. Geen vertrouwen in de wijk’, [Ethnic diversity promotes ‘hunkering down’. No trust in the neighbourhood]. NRC Handelsblad, May 14th, p.7 pdf