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Christiaan Monden

Christiaan Willem Simon Monden (born 26 March 1975 in Noordwijkerhout)[1] is a Dutch sociologist and a professorial fellow in sociology at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Monden has research interests in family sociology; social demography; social inequalities; social variations in health and mortality.[2]

Monden is director of graduate studies at Nuffield College.

With Jeroen Smits, Monden established a database of twins for 76 developing countries that contains information on around 2.5 million births by 1.4 million women.[3][4]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • "Divorce and subsequent increase in uptake of antidepressant medication: a Finnish registry-based study on couple versus individual effects" (with Niina Metsä-Simola, Saska Saarioja and Pekka Martikainen) BMC Public Health, 2015 2015, 15:158.
  • "Length of life inequality around the globe" (with Jeroen Smits) Social Science & Medicine, 2009, 68 (6), 1114-1123.
  • "Are the negative effects of divorce on well‐being dependent on marital quality?" (with Matthijs Kalmijn) Journal of Marriage and Family, 2006, 68 (5), 1197-1213.
  • "Partner's and own education: does who you live with matter for self-assessed health, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption?" (with Frank van Lenthe, Nan Dirk de Graaf and Gerbert Kraaykamp) Social Science & Medicine, 2003, 57 (10) 1901-1912.


  1. ^ Christiaan Willem Simon Monden, Education, inequality and health the impact of partners and life course, PhD Dissertation at Radboud University Nijmegen, 2003
  2. ^ Dr Christiaan Monden. Nuffield College. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
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  4. ^ Jeroen Smits, Christiaan Monden. Twinning across the Developing World. PLoS ONE, 2011; 6 (9): e25239 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025239