Living conditions

The department Living Conditions analyses a large number of economic and social issues related to well-being and social cohesion. Against the backdrop of demographic, institutional and socio-economic transformations, these analyses help to improve the understanding of the functioning of society, to better understand the living conditions of individuals as well as their behaviour and opinions, to evaluate the impact of public policies on the areas studied and finally, to identify social lines of fracture. In addition to Luxembourg society, as an important research topic for the department, its work goes well beyond the national framework and includes both European and extra-European international comparisons.

More specifically, this work focuses on the following areas:

  • Inequalities of income and wealth
  • Living conditions, poverty and wealth
  • Public redistribution (analysed, inter alia, through the use of static and dynamic microsimulation Social cohesion (integration, multiculturalism, ...)
  • Social and family policies (in particular childhood and reconciliation of family and professional life)
  • Education (access, inequalities of academic success, ...)
  • Economic impact of changes in the health status of individuals linked to ageing
  • Health inequalities (evolution and determinants of these inequalities, impact of social policies on them)

Ongoing projects

European Social Policy Network
European Commission
Observatoire de l'Absentéisme au Travail
Ministries or Administrations of the Luxembourg State
Protocole d'évaluation de la réforme des Structures d'accueil et d'éducation (SEA)
Ministries or Administrations of the Luxembourg State
SHARE-Wave 7 (2016-2017)
Ministries or Administrations of the Luxembourg State
Le "droit à l'enfant" et la filiation au Luxembourg et dans le monde
Ministries or Administrations of the Luxembourg State
Health Dynamics and Ageing Population
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Investigating the Mechanisms of Reliance to Social Assistance
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Evaluation of parental leave in Luxembourg, focus on couples’ strategies and the role of workplace characteristics (CORE)
Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Gathering expertise for a more comprehensive view of income components in Luxembourg
EUROMOD - Y9 (2018)
EUROMOD - Year 9 (2018)
Analyse juridique de l’encadrement de la fin de vie
IMA partnership
International Microsimulation Association/IMA partnership
The impact of childhood circumstances on individual outcomes over the life-course
Preference for Redistribution, Equality and Fairness in Europe and in the Greater Region: Micro-Evidence from surveys
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