A supportive upbringing is crucial for an adoptive child’s development, concludes Leiden PhD candidate Christie Schoenmaker. Malnourished adopted children initially have a lower IQ score, but malnutrition does not have any consequences for their occupational level later on.
Projects in developing countries aiming to establish a sound administration often fail because aid organisations do not immerse themselves adequately in local knowledge and customs, argues Moosa Elayah. A ‘Bank of Local Knowledge’ can be a solution. PhD defence on 17 April.
Dutch citizens of Moroccan ancestry react in diverse ways to the Moroccan government’s involvement in the immigrant community in the Netherlands. ‘Moroccan-born Moroccans are more critical due to their earlier experiences’ is the conclusion of Leiden PhD candidate Merel Kahmann. PhD defence on 16 April.