Hilde Bras (1968) is full professor and chair of the Sociology of Consumption and Households group at Wageningen University. Her research interests are in the field of family sociology, life course sociology, social inequality, and (historical) demography. She earned a Master's degree (hons) in American Studies (1993) from the University of Groningen and a PhD in Sociology (2002) from Utrecht University. Bras has published on long-term family change, marriage, fertility, migration, social mobility, and inter- and intra-household inequalities in a.o. Demography, Population Studies, Demographic Research and Continuity and Change. She just concluded her VIDI-project "The Power of the Family. Family Influences on Long-Term Fertility Decline in Europe, 1850-2010" (2011-2016). Her current research investigates global inequalities in child well-being from a family perspective. Bras is elected member of the Young Academy and of the Social Sciences Council (SWR) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts. She also serves as an elected member of the Executive Board of the Social Science History Association.