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Denis Bouget

Department
Research
Position
Associate Researcher
Telephone
+33 (0)2 40 29 77 72
Email
denis.bouget@univ-nantes.fr
Background

PhD in economics on “Pauvreté et aide sociale départementale en France “ [poverty and local assistance in France], 1981, University of Rennes, France.

Assistant professor and professor at the university of Nantes (France) since 1981, until 2010.

Teaching: mainly microeconomics (public economics etc.), and statistical methods (descriptive, probability, econometrics, data analysis)

Research: on the care for frail elderly (80s), on social exclusion (90s), and international comparison of social protection systems.

Member of the Observatory on the national policies to combat social exclusion, DG Employment and social affairs (1990-1994)
Director of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH) at Nantes (1999-2005).
Coordinator of a COST Action on reforms of social protection in a period of globalisation and Europeanisation (1999-2004) and general coordinator of a Network of Excellence (NoE) on Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe (RECWOWE), 2006-2011.

Current position/activity:
Emeritus Professor of the university of Nantes
Senior scientific advisor of the European Social Observatory
Member of the Series editor “Work and Welfare in Europe”, in Palgrave Macmillan publishing.

Areas of activity
  • Comparative analysis of social policies in Europe
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Work and social protection in a new ecological world
Languages

French and English

Main publications or courses

1. Poverty and social exclusion:

  • De Gaulle-Antonioz Geneviève, (rapporteure), 1995, Evaluation des politiques de lutte contre la grande pauvreté, Journal officiel, Avis et rapports du Conseil économique et social, 11-12 juillet.
  • Guibentif, Pierre, Bouget, Denis, 1997, « La politique du revenu minimum dans les pays de l’Union européenne», 1997, translated into three languages: Portuguese, English and German.
  • Bouget, D. (2014), ‘Insufficient Social Security? About ‘Sufficient resources’, in van Oorschot, W., Peeters, H., Boos, K., Invisible Social Security Revisited, Essays in Honour of Jos Berghman, Leuven, Lannoo Publishers, pp. 177-190.
  • Peña-Casas, R. and Bouget, D. 2014, ‘Towards a European minimum income? Discussions, issues and prospects’, in Natali, David (Ed), Social developments in the European Union 2013, Brussels, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) – Observatoire Social Européen (OSE), pp. 131-159.

2. International comparison of social welfare states: