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Prof. dr. L.J.G. (Leo) van Wissen

Leo van Wissen

Director

Affiliation

Professor of Economic Demography at the Population Research Centre, University of Groningen

Educational background

Human Geography / Spatial Economics

Expertise

Spatial demography, quantitative modelling, projection models

Phone

++ 31 (0)70 3565228

E-mail

wissen @ nidi.nl

Other

Interview with Leo van Wissen about population decline on Population Europe Inter-Faces - Webcast

Publications (selection)

Balachandran, A., Beer, J.A.A. de, James, K.S. Wissen, L.J.G. van & Janssen, F. (2017),
Comparison of ageing in Europe and Asia: Refining the prospective age approach with a cross-country perspective. NIDI Working Paper no. 2017/01. The Hague: NIDI. [URL]
Kashnitsky, I., Beer, J.A.A. de & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2017),
Decomposition of regional convergence in population aging across Europe. Genus 73 (2): 1-25. [URL]
Janssen, F., Hende, A. van den, Beer, J.A.A. de & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2016),
Sigma and beta convergence in regional mortality; a case study for the Netherlands. Demographic Research 35 (4): 81-116. [URL]
Kõu, A., Wissen, L.J.G. van, Dijk, J. van & Bailey, A. (2015),
A Life course approach to high-skilled migration: Lived experiences of Indians in the Netherlands. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. [URL]
Van Mol, C., Valk, H.A.G. de & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2015),
Falling in love with(in) Europe: European bi-national love relationships, European identification and transnational solidarity. European Union Politics 16 (4): 469-489. [URL]
Wajdi, N., Wissen, L.J.G. van & Mulder, C.H. (2015),
Interregional migration flows in Indonesia. SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 30 (2): 371-422. [URL]
Elshof, H. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2014),
Basisscholen Noord-Nederland onder druk. Demos: bulletin over bevolking en samenleving 30 (7): 4-7. [URL]
Elshof, H., Wissen, L.J.G. van & Mulder, C.H. (2014),
The self-reinforcing effects of population decline: An analysis of differences in moving behaviour between rural neighbourhoods with declining and stable populations. Journal of Rural Studies 36: 285-299. [URL]
Stoeldraijer, L., Bonneux, L., Duin, C. van, Wissen, L.J.G. van & Janssen, F. (2014),
The future of smoking-attributable mortality: the case of England & Wales, Denmark and The Netherlands. Addiction. [URL]
Wissen, L.J.G. van & Heering, E.L. (2014),
Trends and patterns in euro-marriages in the Netherlands. Population, Space and Place 20 (2): 126-138. [URL]
Heering, E.L., Solinge, H. van & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2013),
Codebook of EUMARR Websurvey in Netherlands. The Hague/Groningen: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) / University of Groningen , p.
Janssen, F., Wissen, L.J.G. van & Kunst, A.E. (2013),
Including the smoking epidemic in internationally coherent mortality projections. Demography 50 (4): 1341-1362. [URL]
Stoeldraijer, L., Duin, C. van, Wissen, L.J.G. van & Janssen, F. (2013),
Impact of different mortality forecasting methods and explicit assumptions on projected future life expectancy: the case of the Netherlands. Demographic Research 29 (13): 323-354. [URL]
Verwest, F., Taylor, P.W.J. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2013),
Addressing demographic transition and ageing labour markets in the Netherlands. In: Demographic change in the Netherlands: Strategies for resilient labour markets / OECD, p. 16-48. Paris: OECD , p.
Wissen, L.J.G. van & Beer, J.A.A. de (2013),
Chronic concerns. [Overview]. Public Service Review: European Union (25): 172-. [URL]
Wissen, L.J.G. van (2013),
PROFILE: Population research in the Netherlands. Public Service Review: European Union 2013 (25): 33-. [URL]
Galjaard, R., Wissen, L.J.G. van & Dam, K. van (2012),
European regional population decline and policy responses: three case studies. Built environment 38 (2): 293-302. [URL]
Haandrikman, K. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2012),
Explaining the flight of cupid's arrow: a spatial random utility model of partner choice. European Journal of Population - Revue Européenne de Population 28 (4): 417-439. [URL]
Haartsen, T. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2012),
Causes and consequences of regional population decline for primary schools. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 103 (4): 487-496. [URL]
Sahu, B., Wissen, L.J.G. van, Hutter, I. & Bosch, A. (2012),
Fertility differentials among religious minorities: cross-national and regional evidence from India and Bangladesh. Population, Space and Place 18 (5): 503- 515. [URL]
Wissen, L.J.G. van (2012),
Comments on "An uncertain future of immigration in Europe" by Wísniowski et al. In: Okólski, Marek, European immigrations: trends, structures and policy implications. (2012) Amsterdam p. -.
Haandrikman, K., Wissen, L.J.G. van & Harmsen, C.N. (2011),
Explaining spatial homogamy: compositional, spatial and regional cultural determinants of regional patterns of spatial homogamy in the Netherlands. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy 4 (2): 75-93. [URL]
Haandrikman, K. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2011),
Regional variation in short distance homogamy. Genus 67 (1): 45-59. [URL]
Venhorst, V.A., Dijk, J. van & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2011),
An analysis of trends in spatial mobility of Dutch graduates. Spatial Economic Analysis 6 (1): 57-82. [URL]
Beer, J.A.A. de, Raymer, J., Erf, R.F. van der & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2010),
Overcoming the problems of inconsistent international migration data: a new method applied to flows in Europe. European Journal of Population - Revue Européenne de Population 26 (4): 459-481. [URL]
Dam, K.I.M. van, Galjaard, R., Harkink, M.I., McCann, P. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2010),
Beleidsaanpak bevolkingskrimp in het buitenland: Noordoost Schotland, Nord- Pas-de-Calais en Brandenburg. Den Haag: Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties, Directie Kennisontwikkeling voor Openbaar Bestuur en Veiligheid, 160 p. [URL]
Kõu, A., Wissen, L.J.G. van & Bailey, A. (2010),
More than brains only: the life course of highly skilled migrants. Demos: bulletin over bevolking en samenleving 26 (Special issue European Population Conference 2010): 10-12. [URL]
Spijker, J. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2010),
Socioeconomic determinants of male mortality in Europe: the absolute and relative income hypotheses revisited. Genus 66 (1): 37-61. [URL]
Venhorst, V.A., Dijk, J. van & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2010),
Do the best graduates leave the peripheral areas of the Netherlands?. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 101 (5): 521-537. [URL]
Wissen, L.J.G. van (2009),
Migratie en krimp in het noorden: inspelen op krimp en vergrijzing grote uitdaging voor de toekomst. Demos: bulletin over bevolking en samenleving 25 (1): 13-16. [URL]
Beer, J.A.A. de, Bonneux, L.G.A., Huisman, C.C., Janssen, F. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2008),
Decomposition of life expectancy changes by cause of death: final report with Browser, data and results. The Hague: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) , p.
Gaag, N.L. van der & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2008),
Economic determinants of internal migration rates: a comparison across five European countries. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 99 (2): 209-222. [URL]
Gaymu, J., Beets, G.C.N., Ekamper, P. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2008),
Comment les personnes dépendantes seront-elles entourées en 2030? Projections européennes. Population et Sociétés 41 (444): 1-4. [URL]
Gaymu, J., Beets, G.C.N., Ekamper, P. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2008),
What family support will dependent elders have in 2030? European projections. Population et Sociétés 41 (444): 1-4. [URL]
Gaymu, J., Ekamper, P., Springer, S., Beets, G.C.N., Pennec, S., Wissen, L.J.G. van & Desesquelles, A. (2008),
Future family network and living arrangements of disabled elders.. In: Gaymu, J., Festy, P., Poulain, M. & Beets, G.C.N., Future elderly living conditions in Europe. (2008) Paris p. 167-203.
Poot, J., Waldorf, B. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2008),
Migration in a globalised world: a new paradigm. In: Poot, J., Waldorf, B. & Wissen, L. van, Migration and human capital. (2008) Cheltenham UK p. 3-25.
Wissen, L.J.G. van & Jennissen, R. (2008),
A simple method for inferring substitution and generation from gross flows: asylum seekers in Europe. In: Raymer, J. & Willekens, F., International migration in Europe: data, models and estimates. (2008) Chichester p. 235-251.
Wissen, L.J.G. van, Gaag, N.L. van der, Rees, P.H. & Stillwell, J. (2008),
In search of a modelling strategy for projecting internal migration in European countries. In: Poot, J., Waldorf, B. & Wissen, L. van, Migration and human capital. (2008) Cheltenham UK p. 49-74.
Beer, J.A.A. de, Bonneux, L.G.A., Huisman, C.C., Janssen, F. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2007),
Decomposition of life expectancy changes by cause of death: final report. The Hague: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) , p.
Spijker, J., Poppel, F.W.A. van & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2007),
Explaining new trends in the gender gap of mortality: insights from a regional trend-analysis of the Netherlands. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2007 (): 61-92.
Beets, G.C.N., Ekamper, P., Wissen, L.J.G. van & et al. (2006),
Zorgbehoefte stijgt minder snel dan vergrijzing: ouderenzorg over 25 jaar. Demos: bulletin over bevolking en samenleving 22 (9): 88-92. [URL]
Jennissen, R., Gaag, N.L. van der & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2006),
Searching for similar international migration trends across countries in Europe. Genus 62 (2): 37-64.
Ekamper, P., Wissen, L.J.G. van & Beets, G.C.N. (2005),
Population scenarios of health, family and socio-economic status by age, sex and marital status, for the nine Felicie countries over the period 2000-2030: synthetic report. The Hague: NIDI , p.
Wissen, L.J.G. van (2005),
Veronderstellingen over de toekomstige demografische ontwikkelingen in Nederland. Bevolking en Gezin 33 (2004) (3): 73-82.
Broersma, L., Dijk, J. van & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2004),
Making the unused labour force work: assessing the facts for the Netherlands (2nd ed.). Statistics Netherlands Discussion Paper 4008 (): 36-.
Cruijsen, H., Gaag, N.L. van der, Imhoff, E. van & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2004),
EUROPOP2003: national outcomes for the 10 new EU member states and 2 accession states: final report. The Hague: NIDI , 80 p.
Gaag, N.L. van der, Wissen, L.J.G. van, Rees, P.H. & et al. (2004),
Study of past and future interregional migration trends and patterns within European Union countries: in search of a generally applicable explanatory model: final report. The Hague etc.: NIDI etc. , 141 p.
Nijkamp, P. & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2004),
Modelling the entrepreneurial space-economy: an overview. Amsterdam: Free University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration , 18 p.
Broersma, L., Dijk, J. van & Wissen, L.J.G. van (2003),
Making unused labour supply work. Groningen: FRW-RUG , p.
Wissen, L.J.G. van (2003),
Het LISA, VVK Handelsregister en CBS Bedrijvenregister met elkaar vergeleken: vestigingen naar economische activiteit, op nationaal en regionaal niveau. Groningen: Rijksuniversiteit , p.
Gaag, N. van der & L. van Wissen (2002),
Modelling regional immigration: using stocks to predict flows.
European Journal of Population - Revue européenne de Population 18 (4): 387-409. [pdf]
Gaag, N. van der & L. van Wissen (2002),
Vragen rond immigratie in de 21ste eeuw. Spiegel Historiael 37 (7/8): 357-343.
Huisman, C. & L. van Wissen. (2002),
Agglomeration effects in the population of firms in the Netherlands: firm dynamics with TabFirms version 2.0. The Hague: NIDI. 39 p.
Jennissen, R.P.W. & L.J.G. van Wissen (2002),
Internationale vluchtelingen; herkomst en bestemming. Demos, bulletin over bevolking en samenleving 18 (3): 21-25.
Popkov, A., E. Popkov, Y. Popkov & L. van Wissen (2002),
Cohort competition in the labour market: employment rate model with entropy operator. The Hague etc.: NIDI etc. 21 p.
Popkov, A., Y. Popkov & L. van Wissen (2002),
Positive dynamic systems with entropy operator (application in labor market modelling). The Hague etc.: NIDI etc. 21 p.
Wissen, L. van (2002),
Demography of the firm: a useful metaphor? European Journal of Population - Revue européenne de Population 18 (3): 263-279. [pdf]
Wissen, L. van & C. Huisman (2002),
Simulating the interplay between regional demographic and economic change in two scenarios. Networks and Spatial Economics 2 (2): 127-150. [pdf]
Beets, G., H. Hilderink & L. van Wissen (2001),
Demografische atlas voor VROM: een overzicht van de belangrijkste demografische indicatoren wat betreft de VROM-beleidsterreinen, VROM-forum. Den Haag: Ministerie Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer. 47 p.
Ekamper, P., C. Huisman & L. van Wissen (2001)
Bedrijvendynamiek in Nederland met behulp van TabFirms version 1.0: een demografische database van LISA-gegevens in de periode 1996-1999, Report for the Dutch Spatial Planning Agency (RPD), The Hague: NIDI.
Gaag, N. van der & L. van Wissen (2001),
Determinants of the subnational distribution of immigration. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 92 (1): 27-41.
Gaag, N. van der, L. van Wissen, J. Salt, Z. Lynas & J. Clarke (2001),
Regional international migration and foreign population within the EU: a feasibility study. Eurostat Working Paper 3/2001/E/no. 5. Luxembourg: Eurostat, 79 p.
Imhoff, E. van & L. van Wissen (2001),
Bevolkingsveroudering en de arbeidsmarkt in Europa. In: H. de Feijter, T. Fokkema & T. van der Wijst (eds.), Donkere wolken boven sociaal Europa? Nationale en Europese aanpak van vergrijzing. Boekaflevering Bevolking en Gezin 30 (2): 5-34. [pdf]
Wissen, L. van & C. Huisman (2001),
Demography, economy and urbanization: a demo-economic regional simulation model. In: J. Stillwell & H. Scholten (eds.), Land use simulation for Europe. Dordrecht etc.: Kluwer, p. 143-157.
Ekamper, P. & L. van Wissen (2000),
Regionale arbeidsmarkten, migratie en woon-werkverkeer. Rapport ten behoeve van de Rijksplanologische Dienst. Den Haag: NIDI.
Gaag, N. van der, E. van Imhoff & L. van Wissen (2000),
Internal migration scenarios and regional population projections for the European Union. International Journal of Population Geography 6 (1): 1-19. [pdf]
Gaag, N. van der, L. van Wissen, J. Salt, Z. Lynas & J. Clarke (2000),
Regional International Migration and Foreign Population within the European Union - a feasibility study. Report on behalf of the European Commission, DG XVI: Regional Policy and Cohesion. The Hague: NIDI. 84 p.
Huisman, C.C. & L.J.G. van Wissen (2000),
Vergrijzing in de regio. Demos, bulletin over bevolking en samenleving 17 (7): 55-56.
Wissen, L. van (2000),
A micro-simulation model of firms: applications of concepts of the demography of the firm. Papers in Regional Science 79 (2): 111-134 [pdf]
Wissen, L. van (2000),
Case study: the Netherlands. In: A. Punch & D. Pearce (eds.), Europe's population and labour market beyond 2000, Vol. 2. Country case studies. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, p. 85-98.
Wissen, L. van (2000),
Demografie van bedrijven: een zinvolle metafoor? Groningen: Groningen University. (inaugural speech)
Wissen, L. van & C. Huisman (2000),
Brabant tussen ontgroening en vergrijzing: rapportage ten behoeve van de provincie Noord-Brabant. Den Haag etc.: NIDI & Provincie Noord-Brabant, 61 p.
Wissen, L. van & C. Huisman (2000),
Decores: een geïntegreerd demo-economisch regionaal scenariomodel voor Noord-West Europa, Report for the National Spatial Planning Agency (RPD). The Hague: NIDI.

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