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Marieke Heers

fors_sept2015-3147 Senior Researcher
Office 5215
+41 (0)21 692 37 19

Languages: German, English, French, Dutch


Marieke Heers has a PhD in the Economics of Education from Maastricht University. She has worked as post-doctoral researcher at the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED). At INED, Marieke was involved in the project “Veniromond – Coming into the World: Social environment at Birth, Family Structures and Early Education”, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). In 2015, Marieke joined DARIS as a Senior Researcher.


Marieke has specialised in the collection, preparation and analysis of quantitative data in the fields of educational research and family demography. Currently, she is working in the FORS data promotion group and is involved in the projects CH-X and the Swiss assessment of educational competencies, as well as in several activities related to data management.



Heers, Marieke, C. Van Klaveren, W. Groot, and H. Maassen Van den Brink. 2016. “Community schools unfolded: What we know and what we need to know about their effectiveness”, Review of Educational Research, 86(4).


Heers, Marieke, J. Ghysels, W. Groot, and H. Maassen Van den Brink. 2015. “Differentiated effects of community schooling on children’s cognitive and social-emotional skills”, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 26(3), pp. 354-381.


Heers, Marieke. 2014. “The effectiveness of community schools: Evidence from the Netherlands”, Dissertation, Amsterdam, TIER Research Series, pp. 1-278.

Heers, Marieke, C. Van Klaveren, W. Groot, and H. Maassen Van den Brink. 2014. “The impact of community schools on students’ dropout probabilities in pre-vocational secondary education”, (2014), Economics of Education Review, 14, pp. 109-115.