In collaboration with the University of Flanders, I created a short animated video (in dutch) on how to combat poverty at the municipal level in Flanders and Belgium.
Together with Sarah Marchal, I recently published the paper The measurement of targeting design in complex welfare states: a proposal and empirical applications in Social Indicators Research.
In this article we develop an institutional targeting indicator that captures the policy intention to target towards the poor. Our indicator summarizes policy design into one parameter, and captures the complexity of beneﬁt design in contemporary welfare states in a meaningful way. Drawing on the OECD Beneﬁts and Wages data that capture the rules and legislation of tax beneﬁt systems, we demonstrate diﬀerent empirical applications for this indicator.
I participated in a television panel on child poverty and poverty policies in Flanders: Arm Vlaanderen, 13-06-2018, De Afspraak (Canvas).
New publication in the Journal of European Public Policy out now: The Matthew effect in childcare use: a matter of policies or preferences?. The article analyses the Matthew effect in formal childcare use across European countries. The results show that class differences in employment nor cultural preferences for home care can explain the Matthew effect. It is however related to structural constraints in the availability and affordability of formal childcare services.
New op-ed in De Standaard: Basisinkomen voor kinderen? Asociaal (25 Jan 2018, p. 42).
New interview in HUMO magazine on child poverty and public policy: click here
New Op-Ed in De Standaard (5 okt 2017): Het falen van een hele politieke klasse
Televion interview in Terzake magazine on poverty policy and poverty rates in Flanders.
Interview in Knack magazine on child benefit reforms in Flanders.
New publication in International Journal of Comparative Sociology: Explaining patterns of inequality in childcare service use across 31 developed economies: a welfare state perspective (with Joris Ghysels).