Vandecasteele, Leen

Associate Professor in Comparative Social Policy

University of Lausanne, Life Course and Inequality Centre (LINES), Switzerland



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2011/2012

Ph.D. Institution

University of Leuven, Belgium


Leen Vandecasteele is a Junior Professor of Sociology at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. Her current research agenda tackles questions related to the determinants and consequences of social and economic mobility over the life course. She is particularly interested in the study of cumulative disadvantage over the life course, gender inequality in the labour market and life events associated with poverty. Most of that work is comparative, looking at different welfare regimes in Europe.
Leen Vandecasteele obtained her PhD from the University of Leuven with a thesis on poverty dynamics and social stratification. Before taking up her position at the University of Tübingen, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Manchester and she worked in the survey quality team of the European Social Survey.
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