Finalist Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research: The Mills & Taht (2010) paper 'Nonstandard Work Schedules and Partnership Quality: Quantitative and Qualitative Findings," (Journal of Marriage & Family) was selected as of one 7 finalists from 2,500 articles published in 77 leading journals.
As of January 2012, Melinda Mills is the Editor-in-Chief of the European Sociological Review In 2011, ESR was ranked 11/137 Sociology journals with a 5-year impact factor of 2.239.
Leader of fertility GWAS meta-analysis consortium in collaboration with the Social Science Genetics Association Consortium
Principal investigator and leader of team: 'Is Fertility in the Genes? Unraveling Gene-Environment Interaction and Fertility'. Mills received € 889,642 Euros in a VIDI (mid-career) grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO).
Melinda Mills has entered into a research partnership with eDarling to examine 'Online daters in a cross-national comparative perspective' (also in coooperation with eDarling Germany and eDarling the Netherlands)
Mills is co-leader of 'The changing role of children and societal implications: Assisted reproduction, late fertility and childlessness,' in Large Networking Collaborative Project, FP7-SSH-2012 European Research Council (ERC), 'FamiliesAndSocieties - Changing Families and Sustainable Societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations,' Led by L. Olah (University Stockholm), Value of Award: € 6.5 million.
Recent (selected) publications 2013
Potârcă, G., Mills, M. and Lesnard, L. (2013) Family formation trajectories in Romania, the Russian Federation and France: Towards the Second Demographic Transition?, European Journal of Population, 29: 69-101.
Begall, K.H. and M.Mills (forthcoming) “The impact of occupation and occupational sex segregation on fertility in the Netherlands”, European Sociological Review, doi: 10.1093/esr/jcs051
Mills, M. and H.-P. Blossfeld. (2013). “The Second Demographic Transition meets Globalization: A comprehensive theory to understand changes in family formation in an era of uncertainty,” in: A. Evans and J. Baxter (eds.) Negotiating the Life Course. New York: Springer.
Mills, M. (2013). “Globalization and Family Life”, In: A. Abela and J. Walker (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World, Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
More recent publications (selected)
Mooi-Reci, I. and M. Mills (2012) "Gender Inequality and Unemployment Reforms: Lessons from twenty years of unemployment insurance benefit experiments," Social Forces, 91(2): 583-608.
Poortman, A-R. and M. Mills (2012). “Joint investments in marriage and cohabitation: The role of legal and symbolic factors”. Journal of Marriage and Family. 74: 357-376.
Täht, K. and M.Mills (2012). “Non-standard work schedules and parent-child interaction: A mixed-method couple analysis,” Journal of Family Issues, 33(8): 1054-1087
Ivanova, K., R. Veenstra, and M. Mills. (2012). “Who Dates? The Effects of Temperament, Puberty, and Parenting on Early Adolescent Experience with Dating. The TRAILS study,” Journal of Early Adolescence, 32(3): 340-363.
Mills, M. (2011). Introducing Survival and Event History Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA/London: Sage.
Mills, M., R.R. Rindfuss, P. McDonald and E. te Velde (2011). “Why do people postpone parenthood? Reasons and social policy incentives,” Human Reproduction Update, 17(6): 848-860. Download article.
Balbo, N.F.G and M. Mills (2011) “Social capital and pressure in fertility decision-making: second and third births in France, Germany and Bulgaria,” Population Studies, 65(3): 335-351.
Begall, K.H. and M. Mills (2011) “The impact of perceived work control, job strain and work-family conflict on fertility intentions: A European comparison,” European Journal of Population, 27(4): 433-456. [OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE!]
Balbo, N.F.G. and M. Mills (2011). “The influence of the family network on the realization of fertility intentions,” Vienna Yearbook of Population Research Vol. 19: 187-215.
International Research Projects
Leader of Fertility GWAS meta-analysis Consortium in collaboration with Social Sciences Genetics Association Consortium
Member of Large Networking Collaborative Project, FP7-SSH-2012 European Research Council (ERC), 'FamiliesAndSocieties - Changing Families and Sustainable Societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations,' Led by L. Olah (University Stockholm)
Partner (with RAND Europe) 'Reconciling Work, Family and Private Life: Production of Statistical Reports,'European Commission DG Justice and Fundamental Rights.
In the media (ook in het Nederlands)
Voor meer over sociologie in Nederland zie: Sociologie Magazine
Melinda Mills was on Austrian National Radio, Friday, July 6 2012, discussing her Keynote Lecture on ‘Work-Family Reconciliation and Fertility’ at the Marie Johada Summer School in Sociology in Vienna.science.ORF.at published this interview. (in German)
In January 2012, Melinda's research appeared on the front page of the Volkskrant and also covered in the AD and Dagblad van het Noorden.
Verschillende media hebben aandacht besteed aan het artikel van Melinda Mills dat in 2011 was gepubliceerd: Why do people postponement parenthood? Reasons and social policy incentives [PDF], Human Reproduction Update.
Mills was te beluisteren in het NTR programma Hoe? Zo! Radio van 13 en15 juli 2011 in het lunchprogramma Dagdoorbraakvan OOG Radio. Er was ook een artikel van het dagblad Trouw, ANP, AD, evenals regionale bladen en De Telegraaf. Een opiniestuk van Mills is ook te vinden op: www.socialevraagstukken.nl. Ook staat er een artikel in Broerstraat 5 (pagina 12-13).
Melinda was in the debate section of the September 2011 issue of OpZij and in the AD September 29, 2011, commenting on older fathers. In October 2011, she appeared in Elsevier magazine.
Interview about female professors in the Netherlands in Intermediair 4 Maart 2011