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dr. C.L. Dewilde

Associate Professor 

TS Social and Behavioral Sciences


Caroline's main research interests concern the dynamics of social inequality and poverty at different levels of analysis, from the individual life course to the welfare state, from a cross-national perspective. In 2011, Caroline received an ERC Starting Grant. In the HOWCOME-project, the interplay during the post-war period between changes in economic and social inequalities and changing housing regimes, in particular the increase in owner-occupation, is analysed.


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Principal publications

  • DEWILDE, C. (2003), 'A Life-Course Perspective on Poverty and Social Exclusion', British Journal of Sociology, 54(1): 109-128.
  • DEWILDE, C. (2004), 'The Multidimensional Measurement of Poverty in Belgium and Britain: A Categorical Approach', Social Indicators Research, 68(3): 331-369.
  • DEWILDE, C. & RAEYMAECKERS, P. (2008), 'The Trade-Off Between Home-Ownership and Pensions: Individual and Institutional Determinants of Old-Age Poverty', Ageing & Society, 28(6): 805-830.
  • DEWILDE, C. & LANCEE, B. (2013), 'Income Inequality and Access to Housing in Europe', European Sociological Review, 29(6): 1189-1200.
  • DEWILDE, C. & DE DECKER, P. (2016), 'Changing Inequalities in Housing Outcomes across Western Europe', Housing, Theory and Society, 33(2): 121-161.  

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Last amended: 09 May 2017