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prof. dr. B.G.M. (Beate) Volker

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses
Photographer: Beate Volker

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B6.10
Postal address
  • Postbus 15508
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
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  • Publications


    • Ter Haar-Pomp, L., Spreen, M., Volker, B. G. M., & Bogaerts, S. (2019). The impact of forced forensic psychiatric confinement on composition and structure in the personal networks of personality-disordered forensic psychiatric patients. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 30(1), 53-75. DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2018.1467947 



    • Volker, B. G. M. (2017). Friendship. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2 ed.). Oxford: Wiley.
    • Volker, B. (2017). Broken windows revisited: the role of neighborhoods and individual characteristics in reaction to disorder cues. Sociological Science, 4, 528-551. DOI: 10.15195/v4.a22  [details] 
    • Volker, B. (2017). Collection and Analysis of Relational Data in Organizational and Market Settings. In R. Alhajj, & J. Rokne (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_273-1  [details] 
    • Volker, B. (2017). Women in charge. Social capital of female entrepreneurs. In M. van Ham, D. Reuschke, R. Kleinhans, C. Mason, & S. Syrett (Eds.), Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods: Towards an Understanding of the Economies of Neighbourhoods and Communities (pp. 98-124). Edward Elgar.


    • Volker, B., De Cuyper, R., Mollenhorst, G., Dirkzwager, A., & Nieuwbeerta, P. (2016). Changes in the social networks of prisoners: A comparison of their networks before and after imprisonment. Social Networks, 47, 47-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2016.04.004  [details] 
    • Volker, B. (2016). Friendship. Oxford Bibliographies, Sociology. DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199756384-0170  [details] 
    • Rözer, J. J., & Volker, B. (2016). Does income inequality have lasting effects on health and trust? Social Science & Medicine, 149, 37-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.047  [details] 
    • Volker, B., Mollenhorst, G., Steenbeek, W., Schutjens, V., & Flap, H. (2016). Lost letters in Dutch neighborhoods: a field experiment on collective efficacy. Social Forces, 94(3), 953-974. DOI: 10.1093/sf/sov106  [details] 
    • Bosman, N., Schutjens, V., & Volker, B. (2016). Local social entrepreneurship and social capital. In H. Westlund, & J. P. Larsson (Eds.), Handbook of Social Capital and Regional Development (pp. 55-81). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [details] 
    • Chen, Y., & Volker, B. (2016). Social capital and homophily both matter for labor market outcomes - evidence from replication and extension. Social Networks, (45), 18-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2015.10.003  [details] 


    • Ter Haar-Pomp, L., Spreen, M., Bogaerts, S., & Volker, B. (2015). The personal social networks of personality disordered forensic psychiatric patients. Journal of Social Work, 15(3), 254-276. DOI: 10.1177/1468017314537425  [details] 
    • Rözer, J. J., Mollenhorst, G., & Volker, B. (2015). Romantic relationship formation, maintenance and changes in personal networks. Advances in Life Course Research, 23, 86-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.alcr.2014.12.001  [details] 
    • Schutjens, V., Mollenhorst, G., & Volker, B. (2015). Changing social networks of entrepreneurs in Dutch residential neighbourhoods. In C. Mason, D. Reuschke, S. Syrett, & M. van Ham (Eds.), Entrepreneurship in Cities: Neighbourhoods, Households and Homes (pp. 130-153). (Entrepreneurship, space and place). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781784712006.00016  [details] 
    • Volker, B. (2015). Nut en nadeel van Schinkels werk voor de Nederlandse sociologie: enkele reflecties en pogingen tot verbeelding. Sociologie, 11(2), 236-242. DOI: 10.5117/SOC2015.2.VOLK  [details] 
    • Volker, B., & Steenbeek, W. (2015). No evidence that gender contributes to personal research funding success in the Netherlands: A reaction to van der Lee and Ellemers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(51), E7036-E7037. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1519046112  [details] 
    • Volker, B., Mollenhorst, G., & Flap, H. (2015). Reproductie van ongelijkheid als gevolg van de verdeling en opbrengsten van sociaal kapitaal? Sociologie, 11(3/4), 402-423. DOI: 10.5117/Sociologie/157433142015011003005  [details] 
    • Tubergen, F., & Volker, B. (2015). Inequality in Access to Social Capital in the Netherlands. Sociology, 49(3), 521-538. DOI: 10.1177/0038038514543294  [details] 
    • van Rossem, R., Vermande, M., Volker, B., & Baerveldt, C. (2015). Social capital in the classroom: a study of in-class social capital and school adjustment. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36(5), 669-688. DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2013.848779  [details] 


    • Volker, B., Baerveldt, C., & Driessen, F. (2015). Vriendschap en criminaliteit bij jongeren. In I. Weijers, & C. Eliaerts (Eds.), Jeugdcriminologie: achtergronden van jeugdcriminaliteit. - 2e druk (pp. 259-272). Den Haag: Boom Lemma. [details] 



    • Volker, B. G. M. (2017-2018). Member of panel for selection of talent grants (NWO), NWO.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2016-2017). external screener of high school exams ‘sociology’, Cito Institute for Educational Measurement.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2016). Member Freeman Award Committee, INSNA Sunbelt Social Network Conference.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2016). Scientific Board member, 2nd European Conference on Social Networks, Paris.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2015). Member editorial board, Social Networks.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2015-2018). Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW).
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2014-2017). Member of Think Tank: Reorganization of the Police, Ministerie van Justitie.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2012-2018). EAS, European Academy of Sociology.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2008-). Member of supervision committee of Ministry of Justice on Application of
      Social Network data collection in forensic hospitals, Ministerie van Justitie.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2000-). NSV, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Cultuur en Maatschappijwetenschappen .
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2000-). ASA, American Sociological Association.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (2000-). INSNA, International Network of Social Network Analysis.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (1990-). ICS, Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology.

    Media appearance

    • Volker, B. (11-01-2019). Toon mij uw appgroepen en ik zeg u wie u bent NRC. Toon mij uw appgroepen en ik zeg u wie u bent.
    • Volker, B. (03-10-2018). 680 Facebookvrienden? Nee joh, de meesten hebben maar drie echt goede vrienden. [Radio] Spraakmakers - NPO Radio 1. 680 Facebookvrienden? Nee joh, de meesten hebben maar drie echt goede vrienden..
    • Volker, B. (25-04-2018). Worden we asocialer of socialer van Whatsapp? [Web] Amsterdam Vraagt. Worden we asocialer of socialer van Whatsapp?.
    • Volker, B. (10-12-2015). Geen seksisme bij toewijzing onderzoeksbeurzen. Interview door: Martijn van Calmthout [Print] De Volkskrant. Geen seksisme bij toewijzing onderzoeksbeurzen. Interview door: Martijn van Calmthout.

    Journal editor

    • Volker, B. G. M. (member of editorial board) (2011-2018). Social Networks (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Volker, B. G. M. (invited speaker) (2017). Social capital, communities and beyond, Department of Sociology, University of Lubljana.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (invited speaker) (2017). Revisiting broken windows, EUI.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (speaker) (2016). Order in Context, symposium for the honory doctorate of Robert Sampson, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (invited speaker) (2016). Guest speaker Studium Generale Universiteit Utrecht, Studium Generale Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (speaker) (2016). guest speaker: evening on friendship, Cafe de Zwijger.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (invited speaker) (3-11-2016). Ego-networks in the area of big data and computational sciences, Harvard University.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (invited speaker) (2015). Neighborhoods and Networks, University of St. Petersburg.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (invited speaker) (3-11-2015). denkerdag: buren en buurten, Oranje Fonds, Utrecht.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (invited speaker) (9-9-2015). Women in charge. On the networks of female entrepreneurs., Delft Conference on Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, Delft.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (invited speaker) (3-7-2015). Networks in the urban environment, Workshop at the Summerschool in St Petersburg, Urban Landscapes, St. Petersburg.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (speaker) (22-6-2015). Changes in Social Resources through time, Sunbelt XXV Social Network Conference, Brighton.
    • Volker, B. G. M. (speaker) (28-1-2015). Vriendschappen in vluchtige tijden, Studium Generale Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen.


    • Volker, B. G. M. (visiting researcher) (2017). EUI, Florence (visiting an external institution).
    • Volker, B. G. M. (visiting researcher) (2016 - 2017). University of Ljubljana (visiting an external institution).
    • Volker, B. G. M. (visiting lecturer) (2015). Summerschool St Petersburg (visiting an external institution).


    • van Breemen, J. A. (2018). Agency and structure: The role of individual social values and material interests in changing contribution rules to, and benefits from, a collective good [details] 
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