Paul Bisschop - Labour & Education

Paul Bisschop

Paul Bisschop is a senior researcher and has worked at SEO since 2012. Over the past years, Paul has gained extensive knowledge on the developments in Dutch education. His expertise includes private education services (‘shadow education’), equality of opportunities during the transfer from primary education to secondary education, and the connection between higher education and the labour market. Paul is the leading researcher of the annual study 'Studie & Werk', a major study about commissioned by Elsevier Weekblad, the major study about the market position of newly-graduated students from higher education institutions in the Netherlands based on micro data.

Paul is a senior researcher within the group of Labour and Education. In the framework of education research, Paul often works with the large data sets of DUO. In the period of 2015 to 2018, Paul has made several contributions to the creation of the annual report ‘The State of Education’ by the Inspectorate of Education. For this, he has conducted econometric analyses relating to the school recommendation at the end of primary education, and the degree to which higher education is attuned to the labour market. In other projects, Paul frequently works with survey studies. He assumes the tasks of the survey design and programming, the analysis of the results and the translation to clear, meaningful conclusions.

Besides education research, Paul is regularly involved with labour market research, for instance on highly skilled migrants, the hiring of people over 50, and shortages on the labour market. In the framework of these studies, he likes to utilise his qualitative research skills. During the past years, Paul has interviewed many HR managers and directors on a variety of topics. He always takes into account the (political) context with which the interviewees are concerned.

At the end of 2011, Paul finished his master’s in Economics (specialisation Economics & Social Politics) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, with his thesis Street Prostitution Zones and Crime. In 2017, a further developed version of this thesis was published in the renowned American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

If you would like to know what Paul could do for your organisation, please feel free to contact him directly at:
+31 (0)20 525 1637

SEO reports

20.05.2015Exploratory Study into the Effect of Student Loans on Intake into Multi-Year Master’s Programmes

As students taking multi-year Master’s programmes will be faced with additional cost once the student loan system is introduced, there is a fear that intake into these programmes could decrease. Is this a plausible fear?more

30.09.2013Technicians: Mobile but Rooted

There are fears of an acute shortage in the technology sector. This survey shows that the problem is not so much the intake of staff as the fact that large numbers of technically trained people opt for jobs outside the technical...more

30.09.2013What Makes Older Employees Attractive?

Older job applicants have less chance of finding employment than younger ones, even if they are equally suitable for a vacancy. Why is that? And how effective are measures to make older employees more attractive?more

24.10.2012Better Jobs

This report researches the economic effects of the Dutch participation in the JSF program. more

Here you can find a complete overview of the publications of Paul Bisschop

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