New publications in 2017

Tropf, F.C.  et al. M.C. Mills. (2017). ‘Hidden heritability due to heterogeneity across seven populations,’ Nature Human Behaviour, 1: 757-765. To access this publication:

Verweij, R.M., M.C. Mills et al. (2017). ‘Sexual dimorphism in the genetic influence on human childlessness,’ European Journal of Human Genetics, 25: 1067-74. [OPEN ACCESS]

Mills, M.C., N. Barban & F.C. Tropf. (forthcoming). ‘The Sociogenomics of Polygenic Scores of Reproductive Behavior and Their Relationship to Other Fertility Traits,’ RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 4(4), doi: 10.7758/RSF.2018.4.4.07.

Präg, P. & M.C. Mills. (2017). ‘Cultural determinants influence assisted reproduction usage in Europe more than economic and demographic factors’, Human Reproduction, 32(11): 2305-2314. [OPEN ACCESS] To access the data manual to replicate this article, click here. To access the dataset to replicate this article, click here.

Barbuscia, A. & M. C. Mills. (2017). ‘Cognitive development in children up to age 11 years born after ART – a longitudinal cohort study,’ Human Reproduction. 32(7): 1482-88. [OPEN ACCESS]

Präg, P. & M. C. Mills (2017). “Assisted Reproductive Technology in Europe: Usage and Regulation in the Context of Cross-Border Reproductive Care,” pp. 289-309, in: Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes and Consequences. Springer. [OPEN ACCESS]

Briley, D., F.C. Tropf, M.C.Mills (2017). “What explains the heritability of completed fertility? Evidence from Two large Twin Studies,” Behaviour Genetics, 47(1): 36-51.

Potârcă, G., M. Mills & M. van Duijn. (2017). The Choices and Constraints of Secondary Singles. Willingness to Stepparent among Divorced Online Daters across Europe, Journal of Family Issues, 38(10): 1443-1470.

Präg, P, R. Wittek, M.C.Mills (2017). “The educational gradient in self-rated health in Europe: Does the doctor-patient relationship make a difference?” Acta Sociologica, 60(4): 325-341.


Barban, N…….M.C. Mills (2016). Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior, Nature Genetics, 48: 1462-1472, doi: 10.1038/ng.3698

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Courtiol, A., F.C. Tropf & M.C.Mills (2016) When genes and environment disagree: making sense of trends in recent human evolutionProceedings of the National Academy of Science PNAS, 113(26): 7693-7695, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1608532113 Open Access

Okbay, A. et al. (2016) Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms and neuroticism identified through genome-wide analyses. Nature Genetics. 48: 624-633, doi:10.1038/ng.3552

Mehta, D.,…..M.C. Mills, N.R Way, S.Hong Lee. (2016). Evidence for genetic overlap between schizophrenia and age at first birth in women. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(3):193-194. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.2964.

Stulp, G., R. Sear, M.Mills, L. Barrett. (2016). The reproductive ecology of industrial societies: the association between wealth and fertility, Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective, 27: 445-470, doi: doi:10.1007/s12110-016-9272-9

Täht, K. & M. Mills. (2016). Out of Time. The consequences of nonstandard employment schedules for family cohesion. New York: Springer. CLICK HERE for a description of this book.

Mills, M.C. & P. Präg. (2016). Methodological Advances in Cross-National Research: Multilevel Challenges and Solutions, European Sociological Review, 32(1): 1-2. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcw009

Präg, P., M. Mills & R.P.M. Wittek. (2016). Subjective Socioeconomic Status and Health in Cross-National Comparison, Social Science & Medicine, 149: 84-92. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.044.

Visser, M., L. Heyse, M.Mills & R.P.M. Wittek (2016) Enabling work life balance in an unbalanced environment: Job autonomy and trust in management among humanitarian aid expatriates. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 45(6): 1191-1213. DOI: 10.1177/0899764016634890


Tropf, F. C., Mills, M., Barban, N., Stulp, G., and H. Snieder (2015) Human fertility, molecular genetics and natural selection in modern societies, PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126821

Mills, M. & F. Tropf (2015). The biodemography of fertility: A review and future research frontiers, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie,  67(1): 397-424. DOI: 10.1007/s11577-015-0319-4. Open Access Publication!

Darak, S., M. Mills, V. Kulkarni, S. Kulkarni, I. Hutter & F. Janssen. (2015), Trajectories of childbearing among HIV infected Indian women: A sequence analysis approach, PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124537.

Stulp, G., L. Barrett, F. Tropf & M. Mills (2015). Does natural selection favour taller stature among the tallest people on earth?, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1806). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0211.

Tropf, F. C.,Barban, N., M. Mills, Snieder, H. & J. Mandemakers (2015) Genetic influence on age at first birth of female twins born in the UK, 1919-68, Population Studies, pp. 129-145

Potârcă, G & M. Mills. (2015). Racial preferences in online dating across European countries, European Sociological Review, 31 (3): 326-341. doi: 10.1093/es/jcu093.

Potârcă, G., M. Mills & W. Neberich. (2015). Relationship Preferences among Gay and Lesbian Online Daters: Individual and Contextual Influences, Journal of Marriage and Family. Volume 77(2): 523–541.

Sweeney, M., Castro, T. & M. Mills. (2015). The reproductive context of cohabitation in a comparative perspective, Demographic Research, 32(5): 147-182.

Begall, K., M. Mills & H.B.G. Ganzeboom. (2015). Non-Standard Work Schedules and Childbearing in the Netherlands: A Mixed-Method Couple Analysis, Social Forces, 93(3): 957-988. doi: 10.1093/sf/sou110

Korff, V.P., N. Balbo, M. Mills, L. Heyse & R. Wittek. (2015). The impact of humanitarian context conditions and individual characteristics on aid worker retention, Disasters, 39(3): 522–545. doi: 10.1111/disa.12119.

Djundeva, M., M. Mills et al. (forthcoming/2015). Receiving Instrumental Support in Late Parent-Child Relationships and Parental Depression, Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu136



Stulp, G, Mills, M., T. Pollet & Barrett, L. (2014). Non-linear associations between stature and mate choice characteristics for American men and their spouses, American Journal of Human Biology, 26(4): 530-537.

Damman, M., Heyse, L. and M. Mills. (2014). Gender, Occupation, and Promotion to Management in the Nonprofit Sector: The Critical case of MSF Holland, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 25(2): 97-111.

Präg, P., M. Mills & R.P.M. Wittek (2014) Income and income inequality as social determinants of health: Do social comparisons play a role? European Sociological Review, 30 (2): 218-229.

Ivanova, K., Mills, M. and R. Veenstra (2014). Parental Residential and Partnering Transitions as Triggers of Adolescent Romantic Relationships, Journal of Marriage and Family, 76: 465–475

Basten, S., Sobotka, T., K. Zeman et al. (2014). Future Fertility in Low Fertility Countries, In: World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century, W. Lutz, B. Butz & K.C. Samir (Eds.). Oxford University Press.



Begall, K.H. and M.Mills (2013). The Influence of Educational Field, Occupation and Occupational Sex Segregation on Fertility in the Netherlands, European Sociological Review, 29 (4): 720-742

Potârcă, G., Mills, M. and Lesnard, L. (2013). Family formation trajectories in Romania, the Russian Federation and France: Towards the Second Demographic Transition? European Journal of Population, 29: 69-101.

Balbo, N., Billari, F.C. and Mills, M. (2013). Fertility in advanced societies: A review, European Journal of Population, 29: 1-38.

Mills, M. and H.-P. Blossfeld. (2013). The Second Demographic Transition meets Globalization: A comprehensive theory to understand changes in family formation in an era of uncertainty, in: A. Evans and J. Baxter (eds.) Negotiating the Life Course. New York: Springer.

Mills, M. (2013). Globalization and Family Life, In: A. Abela and J. Walker (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World, Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.



Mooi-Reci, I. and M. Mills (2012). Gender Inequality and Unemployment Reforms: Lessons from twenty years of unemployment insurance benefit experiments, Social Forces, 91(2): 583-608.

Täht, K. and M.Mills (2012). Non-standard work schedules and parent-child interaction: A mixed-method couple analysis, Journal of Family Issues, 33(8): 1054-1087.

Poortman, A.-R. and M. Mills (2012). Joint investments in marriage and cohabitation: The role of legal and symbolic factors, Journal of Marriage and Family 74(2): 357-376.

Ivanova, K., R. Veenstra, and M. Mills. (2012). Who Dates? The Effects of Temperament, Puberty, and Parenting on Early Adolescent Experience with Dating. The TRAILS study, Journal of Early Adolescence. 32(3): 340-363.

Mills, M. (2012). Family Systems, Kinshi”. In: Anheier, H. and Juergensmeyer, M.(Eds.), Encyclopedia of Global Studies, pp. 554-56. London, UK: Sage Publications.



Mills, M. (2011). Introducing Survival and Event History Analysis.  Thousand Oaks, CA/London: Sage. (279 pages).

Mills, M., R.R. Rindfuss, P. McDonald and E. te Velde (2011). Why do people postpone parenthood? Reasons and social policy incentives, Human Reproduction Update, 17(6): 848-860.

Balbo, N.F.G and M. Mills (2011). Social capital and pressure in fertility decision- making: second and third births in France, Germany and Bulgaria, Population Studies, 65(3): 335-351.

Begall, K.H. and M. Mills (2011). The impact of perceived work control, job strain and work-family conflict on fertility intentions: A European comparison, European Journal of Population. 27(4): 433-456.

Ivanova, K., M. Mills and R. Veenstra. (2011). The initiation of dating in adolescence: The effect of parental divorce. The TRAILS study, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21(4): 769-775.

Balbo, N.F.G. and M. Mills (2011). The influence of the family network on the realization of fertility intentions, Vienna Yearbook of Population Research Vol. 19: 187-215.

Wielers, R.J.J. and M.Mills (2011). The Flexibilization of the Dutch Labour Market: The Impact of Globalization on the Life Course and Inequality, In: H.P. Blossfeld, S. Buchholz, D. Hofaecker, K. Kolb (Eds).,Globalized Markets and Social Inequality in Europe. pp. 46-75, New York: Palgrave MacMillan



Mills, M. and K. Täht (2010). Nonstandard work schedules and partnership quality:quantitative and qualitative findings, Journal of Marriage and Family, 72: 860-875.

Mills, M. and K. Begall (2010). Preferences for the sex-composition of children in Europe:  A multilevel examination of its effect on progression to a third childPopulation Studies, 64 (1): 77-95.

Blossfeld, H.-P. and M. Mills (2010). How Does Globalization Affect the Life Courses of Young Men and Women in Modern Societies? Pp. 37-56, In: J.C. Tremmel (ed.), A Young Generation Under Pressure? New York: Springer.

Mills, M. (2010) Gender roles, gender (in)equality and fertility: An empirical test of five gender equity indices, Canadian Population Studies, 37(3/4): 445-474.



Guest Editor Special Issue ‘Globalization and Inequality’, European Sociological Review, 2009, 25(1).

Mills, M. (2009) Globalization and Inequality, European Sociological Review, 25(1): 1-8.

Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Mills, M., Blossfeld, H.-P., Kurz, K. and H. Hofmeister

(2009) Life Courses in the Globalization Process: The Development of Social Inequalities in Modern Societies. A Summary of Findings From the GLOBALIFE Project, European Sociological Review, 25(1): 53-72.

Mills, M. & Blossfeld, H. P. (2009). Uncertain and unable to commit: A fourteen-country comparison of the impact of globalization on the early life course, Pp.95-120, in: I. Schoon and R. K. Silbereisen (Eds) Transition from School to Work. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Mills, M., R.J.J. Wielers and D. Raven. (2009). “Transnationale werknemers:

Nederland in vergelijkend perspectief,” Pp. 65-86, Nederland in vergelijkend perspectief, H.B.G. Ganzeboom & M. Wittenberg (Eds). Amsterdam: Aksant Academic Publishers.



Mills, M., Mencarini, L., Tanturri, M.L., and K. Begall (2008) Gender equity and fertility intentions in Italy and the Netherlands, Demographic Research. 18(1): 1-26.

Mills, M., Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Bernardi, F. and H. Hofmeister (2008) Converging Divergences? An International Comparison of the Impact of Globalization on Industrial Relations and Employment Careers, International Sociology, 23(4): 561-595.

Mills, M. (2008) “Comparative Analysis,” In: L.M.Given (Ed.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, pp. 100, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mills,  M.  (2008)  “Publishing  and  Publication,”  In:  L.M.Given  (Ed.)  The  Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, pp. 695-696. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mills,    M.    (2008)    “Comparative   Research,”    In:   L.M.Given    (Ed.)   The    Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods,  pp. 100-103, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mills, M. (2008) “Gender Equality, the Labour Market and Fertility: A European Comparison,” Proceedings of the 35th CEIES (The European Advisory Committee on Statistical Information in the Economic and Social Sphere) Seminar New Family Relationships and Living Arrangements – Demands for Change in Social Statistics. Luxembourg: European Commission, Eurostat.



Blossfeld, H.-P., Buchholz, S., Hofäcker, D., Hofmeister, H., Kurz, K. and Mills, M. (2007). “Globalisierung und die Veränderung sozialer Ungleichheiten in modernen Gesellschaften. Eine Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse des GLOBALIFE-Projektes,” Kölner Zeitschrijft für Soziologie un Sozialpsychologie, 59(4): 667-691.

Mills, M. (2007) “Individualization and the Life Course: Towards a theoretical model and  empirical  evidence,”  pp.  61-79,  In:  C.  Howard  (Ed.)  Individualization: Political Sociologies of Contemporary Personhood. Palgrave MacMillan.

Mills, M. (2007) Review of “Integrated Policies on Gender Relations, Ageing and Migration in Europe,” by D. Avramov and R. Cliquet. Population Studies. 61(3): 337-338.



Mills, M., G. van de Bunt and J. de Bruijn (2006) “Comparative Research: Persistent Problems and Promising Solutions,” International Sociology, 21(5): 619-631.

H.-P. Blossfeld, M. Mills and F. Bernardi (Eds.) (2006) Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.

Mills, M., H.-P. Blossfeld and F. Bernardi (2006) “Globalization, uncertainty and men’s  employment  careers:  a  theoretical  framework,”  pp.  3-37,  In:  H.-P. Blossfeld, M. Mills and F. Bernardi (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.

Mills,  M.,  A.D.  Johnston  and  T.A.  DiPrete  (2006)  “Globalization  and  men’s  job mobility in the United States,” pp. 328-363, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, M. Mills and F. Bernardi (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.

Mills,  M.  and  H.-P.  Blossfeld  (2006)  “Globalization,  patchwork  careers  and  the individualization of inequality? A 12-country comparison of men’s mid-career job mobility,” pp. 457-482, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, M. Mills and F. Bernardi (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers: An International Comparison. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.

Hofmeister, H., H.-P. Blossfeld and M. Mills (2006) “Globalization, uncertainty and women’s mid-career life courses: a theoretical framework,” In: H.-P. Blossfeld and H. Hofmeister (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Women’s Careers: An International Comparison. pp. 3-31. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar.



H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Klijzing, M. Mills and K. Kurz (2005) (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society. London/New York: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series. Mills, M. and H.-P. Blossfeld (2005) Globalization, Uncertainty and the Early Life Course: A Theoretical Framework”, pp. 1-24, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Klijzing, M. Mills and K. Kurz (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society. London/New York: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series.

Mills, M. (2005) The Transition to Adulthood in Canada: The impact of irregular work shifts in a 24-Hour Economy,” pp. 277-303, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Klijzing, M.

Mills  and  K.  Kurz  (Eds.)  Globalization,  Uncertainty  and  Youth  in  Society. London/New York: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series.

Mills, M., H.-P. Blossfeld and E. Klijzing (2005) “Becoming an Adult in Uncertain Times: A 14-Country Comparison of the Losers of Globalization,” pp. 393-411, In: H.-P. Blossfeld, E. Klijzing, M. Mills and K. Kurz (Eds.) Globalization, Uncertainty and Youth in Society. London/New York: Routledge Advances in Sociology Series.

Martin, V., M. Mills and C. Le Bourdais (2005) “The Consequences of Parental Divorce on the Life Course Outcomes of Canadian Children,” Canadian Studies in Population 32(1): 29-51.

Mills,     M.    (2005)     “Worstelen     met    complexiteit:    nieuwe     theoretische     en methodologische bouwstenen voor de sociologie,” pp. 100-109, In: G. Engbersen & J. de Haan (Red.) Balans en Toekomst van de Sociologie, Amsterdam: Pallas Publications

Mills,   M.   (2005)    “(On)gelijke   kansen   vanuit   een   internationaal   vergelijkend levensloopperspectief: Een theoretisch raamwerk,” pp. 19-44, In: J. Godemont et al. (Eds) Het leven zoals het zou kunnen zijn, Leuven: Garant.



Mills, M. (2004) “Stability and Change: The Structuration of Partnership Histories in Canada, the Netherlands and the Russian Federation,” European Journal of Population, 20(1): 141-175.

Mills,   M.   (2004)   “Demand   for   Flexibility   or   Generation   of   Insecurity?   The Individualization of Risk, Irregular Work Shifts and Canadian Youth,” Journal of Youth Studies, 7(2): 115-139.



M. Mills (2000) “Providing Space for Time: The Impact of Temporality on Life Course Research,” Time & Society, 9(1): 91-127.

M. Mills (2000) The Transformation of Partnershi Canada, the Netherlands, and the Russian Federation in the Age of Modernity. Amsterdam: Rozenburg/Thela Thesis Population Studies Series.

M. Mills and Trovato (2000) “The Effect of Pregnancy in Cohabiting Unions on Marriage in Canada, The Netherlands, and Latvia,” Statistical Journal of the United Nations, 17: 1-16.

Mills,  M.  (2000)  “Poverty,  Social  Assistance,  and  the  Employability  of  Mothers. Restructuring  Welfare  States,”  by  M.  Baker  and  D.  Tippin.  Journal  of Comparative Family Studies. 32(2): 320-322.

H.-P.  Blossfeld  and  M.  Mills  (2001)  “A  Causal  Approach  to  Interrelated  Family Events: A Cross-National Comparison of Cohabitation, Nonmarital Conception, and Marriage,” Canadian Studies in Population. 28(2): 409-437.

Mills, M. (2002) “Cohabitation. An Alternative Form of Family Living,” by Zheng Wu, European Journal of Population, 18(4): 414-416.

Mills, M. and H.-P. Blossfeld (2003) “Globalization, Uncertainty and the Early Life Course:  A  14-Country  Comparison,”  Zeitschrift  für  Erziehungswissenschaft, 6(2): 188-218.

Blossfeld, H.-P. and M. Mills (2003) “A Causal Approach to Interrelated Family Events,” Modelling Survey Data for Social and Economic Research, Ottawa: Statistics Canada. (ISSN: 1481-9678)

Trovato and M. Mills (1996) “Native People, Economic Conditions,” The Canadian Encyclopedia. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart.