School of Social and Political Science

Research project type

Work, Economy & Welfare Research Group



If you would like to join the Work, Economy & Welfare Group, or have questions about its activities, please contact Philip Rathgeb ( or Simone Tonelli (

The Work, Economy & Welfare Research Group brings together faculty and research students, from across the School of Social & Political Science, who share an interest in understanding the historical evolution of labour markets and social protection systems and how those markets and systems are affected by current socio-economic transformations.

Research group members approach these topics from a variety of disciplinary approaches, including social policy, political science, and sociology. The research group serves primarily as a forum for faculty and research students to present their work in progress and receive feedback on it.

Research Group Conveners:

Research Group Members:

Research themes

  • Governance of welfare states
  • Welfare, policy and Covid-19
  • Work & Economy
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