Academic Publications

In progress

K. van Hedel, S.C.H. André, J.W. Besamusca, I.G.M. van Valkengoed, M.A. Yerkes. [Article about perceived stress, work hours and combining work and care during the COVID-19 pandemic]

K. van Hedel, L. Maestripieri, M.A. Yerkes. [Article about work hours, economic insecurity and mental health among European women]

K. van Hedel, M.A. Yerkes. [Article about health, work-life balance, its capabilities and combining work and care]

M.A. Yerkes, C. Brega, S. Briones, K. van Hedel, M. Zamanbin. [Article about municipal provision of early childhood education and care services] 

K. van Hedel, M.A. Yerkes, E. Jansen. K. Meitinger. [Article on the development of our own capabilities question on work-life balance]


L. Bister, P. Eibich, R. Rutigliano, M. Kühn, K. van Hedel. [Title anonymised for peer-review, available upon request].

K. van Hedel, H. Moustgaard, M. Myrskylä, and P. Martikainen. [Title anonymised for peer-review, available upon request].

M.A. Yerkes, K. Meitinger, [Title anonymised for peer-review, available upon request].  [Title anonymised for peer-review, available upon request].


M.A. Yerkes, K. van Hedel. The value of work-life balance: cross-country and cross-worker comparisons. In: Maintaining a Healthy, Sustainable Work-Life Balance Throughout the Life Course: An Interdisciplinary Path to a Better Future. P. Kruyen, S. André, B. van der Heijden (eds.).


Y. Hu, T. Leinonen, K. van Hedel, M. Myrskylä, and P. Martikainen. “The relationship between living arrangements and higher use of hospital care at middle and older ages: To what extent do observed and unobserved individual characteristics explain this association?” (2019). BMC Public Health. 19:1011. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7296-x. → Link to blog post


K. van Hedel, F.J. van Lenthe, J. Oude Groeniger, and J.P. Mackenbach. “What’s the difference? A gender perspective on understanding educational inequalities in all-cause and cause-specific mortality” (2018). BMC Public Health. 18:1105. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5940-5. (Open Access) → Link to blog post

K. van Hedel, P. Martikainen, H. Moustgaard, and M. Myrskylä. “Cohabitation and mental health: Is psychotropic medication use more common in cohabitation than marriage?” (2018). SSM – Population Health. 4:244-253. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.01.001 → Link to blog post


Y. Hu, F.J. van Lenthe, R. Hoffmann, K. van Hedel, and J.P. Mackenbach. “Assessing the impact of natural policy experiments on socioeconomic inequalities in health: how to apply commonly used quantitative analytical methods?” (2017). BMC Medical Research Methodology. 17(1):68. doi: 10.1186/s12874-017-0317-5. → Link to blog post


K. van Hedel, I. Mejía-Guevara, M. Avendano, E.L. Sabbath, L.F. Berkman, J.P. Mackenbach, and F.J. van Lenthe. “Work-family trajectories and the higher cardiovascular risk of American women relative to women in 13 European countries” (2016). American Journal of Public Health. 108(8):1449-1456. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303264. → Link to blog post


K. van Hedel, F.J. van Lenthe, M. Avendano, M. Bopp, S. Esnaola, K. Kovács, P. Martikainen, E. Regidor, and J.P. Mackenbach. “Marital status, labour force activity and mortality: A study of the United States and 6 European countries.” (2015). Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 43(5):469-80. doi: 10.1177/1403494815578947. → Link to blog post

K. van Hedel, M. Avendano, L.F. Berkman, M. Bopp, P. Deboosere, O. Lundberg, P. Martikainen, G. Menvielle, F.J. van Lenthe, and J.P. Mackenbach. “The contribution of national disparities to international differences in mortality between the United States and 7 European countries.” (2015). American Journal of Public Health. 105(4): e112–e119. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302344. → Link to blog post