Gerda Hooijer

Ms Gerda Hooijer

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Research topic:
Immigration, altruism, and attitudes towards the welfare state
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Political economy and international political economy Refugees and Migration 

Academic Profile

I am a doctoral candidate in Politics at the University of Oxford. My research interests include comparative political economy, comparative social policy, and immigration. My dissertation examines whether and how immigration lowers or boosts support for the welfare state among poor and rich voters in advanced democracies.

I hold a BSc and MSc in Political Science from Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands, and an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford. My research is supported by a joint Graduate Scholarship from the Department of Politics and International Relations and Lady Margaret Hall.


2015. “European Welfare States and Migrant Poverty: The Institutional Determinants of Disadvantage” (with G. Picot), Comparative Political Studies, 48(14), 1879-1904.