ODISSEI Microdata Access Grant (MAG) for Bastian Ravesteijn and Coen van de Kraats
Bastian Ravesteijn, Coen van de Kraats
Bastian Ravesteijn (Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Coen van de Kraats (School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) have received an ODISSEI Microdata Access Grant for the research project “Using big data to give children a promising start in life.” The aim of this project is to personalize prevention and care from the moment a child is conceived throughout childhood since. Currently one in seven children in the Netherlands is deprived of a healthy life start in life. They will bring novel PYHC data into the Statistics Netherlands (CBS) secure microdata environment and work together with our PYHC partners to assess and improve the quality of these data, in order to document how, when, and where the “childhood opportunity gap” opens up in the Netherlands. They will use the infomration that is available during gestation or in early childhood to predict later childhood outcomes, in order to better target existing preventive actions to children and (future) parents.