Denis Bouget

Associate Researcher

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

social policies, poverty and inequality, work and social protection

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Karen M. Anderson, Denis Bouget, Eleanor Brooks, ...

Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2020

All chapters of Social policy in the EU: state of play 2020 consider the consequences of the unfolding public health crisis. Covid‑19’s hijacking of the book had important implications for the contributors, whom we asked not only to analyse key developments in the EU social agenda during 2019 but also to describe the initial Covid‑19-driven EU and... Find out more

Slavina Spasova, Denis Bouget, Bart Vanhercke

Sickness benefits in the EU: making sense of diversity

One of the hallmarks of the European Union (EU) Member States’ social protection systems, unlike that of other regions in the world, is the right to income protection in case of sickness. To differing extents, all EU countries provide three types of arrangements in case of sickness: a) sick leave; b) sick pay; and c) sickness benefits. Sick leave... Find out more

Bart Vanhercke, Sebastiano Sabato, Denis Bouget

Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2017

The 18th edition of Social policy in the European Union: state of play reports on recent European Union (EU) and national social policymaking, with contributions from leading scholars pointing at attempts to move out of the multiple crises hitting the European Union since 2008. The formidable challenges confronting the EU in 2016 have put its... Find out more

Bart Vanhercke, David Natali, Denis Bouget

Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2016

The 17th edition of Social policy in the European Union: state of play reports on recent EU and national social policymaking, with contributions from leading scholars pointing to a ‘crisis’, the best word to characterize 2015. Tensions in the EU reached an unprecedented level: the migration crisis showed the EU the limits of its decision-making... Find out more