Deborah De Moortel
Deborah De Moortel is a senior researcher at the Departement of Sociology (VUB) where she teaches the courses “Sociology of social equality and inequality” and “Welfare state policy and services”. Her research focusses on employment quality, mental well-being, labour market inequalities and cross-national comparative research. Most recently, she started a FWO senior fellowship in which three research objectives are central: 1) Investigating the causal relation between a typology of trajectories of employment quality arrangements and mental health; 2) Examining gender differences in the relation between the typology of trajectories of employment quality arrangements and mental health; 3) Investigating whether social norms moderate the longitudinal relation between health and the typology of trajectories of employment quality arrangements and the gender inequalities therein. For this purpose, the German Socio- Economic Panel, a wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households in Germany, is used.