Research project

WellSIRe - Wellbeing Returns on Social Investment Recalibration

This project assesses the 'returns' on social investment, which hinge on how effectively social budgets are allocated. Specifically, it will review the effects of policy (in-)complementarities and interactions as well as the challenge of delineating effects across different time dimensions.

This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 882276)

This research links human capital (stocks), life-course and labour market transitions (flows) and mitigating policy interventions (buffers) in order to navigate the complexity of knowledge economies and ageing societies. The project investigates how to better educate and train today’s workforce, how to reconcile work and family life, and how to reduce poverty of household through additional income support.

The project combines sociological and political science approaches, connecting the dots between different methods, from descriptive statistics and multilevel modelling, to life-course sociology and comparative institutional policy analysis, as well as case studies of social investment implementation and policy feedback.

The project received ERC funding from 2020 to 2025.

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