Leen Vandecasteele

I am an Associate Professor in comparative social policy and the life course at the Life Course and Inequality Centre (LINES) of the University of Lausanne. I obtained my PhD from the University of Leuven with a thesis on poverty dynamics and social stratification. After that I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Manchester, a visiting fellow at the Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. From 2012 – 2017 I worked as a Junior Professor at the University of Tübingen.

My research is in the areas of inequality, poverty and social policy in the life course.

 

Research Interests

Poverty and poverty dynamics
Inequality in a life-course perspective
Comparative European welfare state analysis
Quantitative and longitudinal research methods