Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Reeskens, T. & Vandecasteele, L (2017). Hard Times and European Youth. The Effect of Economic Insecurity on Human Values, Social Attitudes and Well-being. Journal of Psychology. 52 (1), 19-27

Reeskens, T. & Vandecasteele, L. (2017). Economic Hardship and Well-Being: Examining the Relative Role of Individual Resources and Welfare State Effort in Resilience Against Economic Hardship. Journal of Happiness Studies.18(1), 41-62

Vandecasteele, L. & Esche, F. (2015). Women’s Labour Force Exit: the Role of Her Partner’s Socio-Economic Position. Journal of Applied Social Science Studies. 135(1), 35-45

Vandecasteele, L. (2015). Social Class, Life Events and Poverty Risks in Comparative European Perspective. International Review of Social Research. 5 (1), 61-74

Vandecasteele, L. (2011). Life Course Risks or Cumulative Disadvantage? The Structuring Effect of Social Stratification Determinants and Life Course Events on Poverty Transitions in Europe. European Sociological Review. 27 (2), 246-264

Vandecasteele, L. (2010). Poverty Trajectories after Risky Life Course Events in Different European Welfare Regimes. European Societies. 12 (2), 257-278

Debels, A., & Vandecasteele, L. (2008), The Time Lag in Annual Household-based Income measures: assessing and correcting the bias. Review of Income and Wealth, 54 (1), 71-88

Vandecasteele, L., & Debels, A. (2007), Attrition in Panel Data: the Effectiveness of Weighting. European Sociological Review (23) 1, 81-97

Vandecasteele, L. (2004), Individualisering: waar het individu tekortschiet… Een onderzoek naar de sociale inbedding van waardeverandering m.b.t. primaire relaties. Tijdschrift voor Sociologie, 25 (3), 305-334


Book Chapters

Giesselmann, M. & Vandecasteele, L. (2018) Armut in der Lebensverlaufperspektive. In Böhnke, P., Dittmann, J. & Göbel, J. (Eds.), Handbuch Armut. Leverkusen: Barbara Budrich

Vandecasteele, L. & Giesselmann, M. (2018). The Dynamics of In-Work Poverty. In Lohmann, H. & Marx, I. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on In-Work Poverty. Edward Elgar Press

Vandecasteele, L. (2016). Social Origin, Education and Socio-economic Inequalities: Trends in the United Kingdom. In F. Bernardi, G. Ballarino (Eds.), Education, Occupation and Social Origin. Edward Elgar Press

Olsen W., Gash V., Vandecasteele, L., Heuvelman H., Walthery P. (2014). The Gender Pay Gap in the UK Labour Market. In Razzu G. (Ed.) Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK. Oxford, Oxford University Press

Vandecasteele, L. (2012). Life Events and Poverty Risks: a European Comparative Analysis. In J. Motmans Joz, D. Cuypers, P. Meier, D. Mortelmans & P. Zanoni (Eds.), Equal is not enough: challenging differences and inequalities in contemporary societies. Antwerp: Policy Research Centre on Equal opportunities.

Vandecasteele, L. & Billiet, J. (2004). Privatization in the Family Sphere: Longitudinal and Comparative Analyses in Four European Countries. In W. Arts & L. Halman (Eds.), European Values at the Turn of the Millennium. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers


Policy Reports

Olsen, W., Gash, V., Vandecasteele, L., Walthery, P., Heuvelman, H. (2010). The Gender Pay Gap in the UK 1995-2007. London: Government Equalities Office

Olsen, W., Heuvelman, H., Gash, V., Vandecasteele, L. (2010). Policy-Related Factors Offsetting Women’s Low Pay in the UK, 2004-7. London: Government Equalities Office



Vandecasteele, L. (2007). Dynamic Inequalities. The Impact of Social Stratification Determinants on Poverty Dynamics in Europe. Doctoral Thesis, Catholic University Leuven: Leuven