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Prof. dr. G. L. M. (Gerbert) Kraaykamp


Gerbert Kraaykamp (1961) is professor of empirical sociology at the department of Sociology at Radboud University Nijmegen. He is director of the Radboud institute of Social Cultural Research, board member of the graduate school ICS, and member of the NRO-PROO program board. Lately, within the NWO-NWA and ZonMw-Covid 19 calls he was successful with grants on inequality in physical activity and sports. Furthermore, Kraaykamp served as Dutch national coordinator for the European Social Survey for Rounds 7, 8 and 9. His main research interests lie with intergenerational transmission of educational inequality, parental socialization, educational careers, and cultural capital.

Kraaykamp has published widely in international journals among which American Sociological Review, European Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Sociology of Education. His scholarly work has attracted extensive scientific attention; it is cited more than 7.000 times in Scholar (H-index=44) and over 2.100 times in WoS (H-index=26). Kraaykamp’s key works on cultural capital (1996, 2000, 2010) are among the most cited in this research field. Kraaykamp is (co-)promotor of 19 PhDs (13 completed; 6 in progress). For a complete publication record please visit




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