SciLux podcast – Eugenio Peluso, Living Conditions Department director
13 June 2023
Housing, gender, opportunity: from early childhood to old age, inequality takes on multiple dimensions. The impact evaluation of social policies on living conditions, such as socio-fiscal, family, educational, health or pension policy, is therefore a societal issue.
Prof. Eugenio Peluso is the Director of the Living Conditions Department at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER). His research interests include the analysis of inequality and redistributive policies, the theory of collective choices, decisions under risk, urban inequalities, and the effects of migration on inequality.
Prof. Peluso is also member of the WHO New Economics Experts Group, affiliated professor at the University of Luxembourg and professor of Economic Policy (on leave) at the University of Verona.
The multiple dimensions of inequality
The mission of the Living Conditions department Prof. Peluso is heading, is to produce scientifically high-level and socially relevant research on ‘Public Policies, Welfare and Socio-economic Inequalities’.
The department’s objective is to contribute via analysis of policy-relevant questions to a better understanding of the drivers of inequality, poverty and social cohesion, both in the short and long term, and of the role, efficiency and sustainability of social policies and the welfare state.
The research unit is multidisciplinary in nature and characterised by recognised international, scientific and academic expertise in measurement issues (e.g. inequality, equality of opportunity, social monitoring) and ex-ante (microsimulation) and ex-post policy evaluation.
More specifically, the department studies the multiple dimensions of individuals’ and families’ lives which are at the heart of both the causes and consequences of inequality, from early childhood to old age, through education, fertility and family formation, from employment to retirement. Qualitative, typically survey-based research, examines household income, wealth, inequality, poverty, and social inclusion from a variety of perspectives. The impact evaluation of socio-fiscal, family, educational, health, pension and wider social policy on living conditions is an integral part of the department research agenda.
Listen to Eugenio Peluso and learn on his research work regarding multidimensional inequality, more especially in Luxembourg.
Disparities in Luxembourg
Prof. Peluso is working on several studies including inequality in housing (what people can afford and how much of the income goes into housing), gender inequality during COVID-19, inequality of opportunity.
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