Prior to starting a DPhil in Sociology at Nuffield College, Florianne Verkroost has obtained the degree of Honours Bachelor of Science in Technology and Liberal Arts and Sciences summa cum laude at the University of Twente joined with an exchange at UC Berkeley. During her bachelor studies, Florianne has focused on applied mathematics, statistics and physics. Hereafter, she has obtained the degree of Master of Science in Econometrics and Management Science from Erasmus University Rotterdam, specialising in Business Analytics and Quantitative Marketing.
As a part of her bachelor degree, Florianne has written her thesis about the evolution of the gender wage gap in the Netherlands, which excited her interest in Sociology. Being awarded as “Best Researcher in Economics and Sociology of 2016” confirmed her decision to start a DPhil in Sociology at the University of Oxford. Florianne’s current research focuses on the cross-country effects of declined fertility on the reproduction of socioeconomic inequalities in childless adults and parents on both the micro- and macrolevel, thereby making use of advanced econometric methods.