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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 125, Reitse Poort, room RP 204

    5037 DB Tilburg


1985 …2019

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Personal profile

Research interests

Labour market dynamics, subjective well-being, employment careers, inequality, income and poverty dynamics, comparative Welfare State analysis, Flexicurity, social security, social policy, ageing and pensions, health care, panel methodology


Labour market

Education, Work and Life Chances

Labour Market,  Income and Dynamics

Current courses

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PhD supervision

PhD's completed:
Gelissen, J. (2001) Worlds of Welfare, Worlds of Consent? Public Opinion on the Welfare State, (with W. Arts).
Fouarge, D. (2002), Minimum Protection, Subsidiarity and its Application in European Social Policy (with J. Berghman).
Schils, T. (2005), The Dynamics of the Labor market Behavior of Senior Workers, A Comparative Study.Vandecasteele, L. (2007), Dynamic Inequalities. The Impact of Stratification Determinants for Poverty and Income Dynamics in European Welfare Regimes (defended at 10 September 2007).
Pavlopoulos, D. (2007) Wage Mobility, Income Inequality and the Life Course. Modelling the effects of life events on wage mobility and income inequality based on international panel-data, Tilburg University (With Vermunt); (defended at 12 September 2007).
Dekker, R. (2007), Flexible labor, institutions and economic mobility (defended at 30 November 2007).
Manzoni, A. (2010), NWO: Labour and job mobility according to retrospective life-course and prospective panel designs: a substantive and methodological comparison in five countries

De Louw, Sylvie (2013-2016), Social integration of welfare recipients: the impact of capabilities and the effects of public interventions.   
Peijen, R (2014-2016), Employment  Pools and Labour Market Chances: Evaluation of a Field Experiment

External positions

Supervisory Committee (OGT)

31 Dec 2016 → …

(S&L zorg)

16 Mar 20091 Jan 2018


  • Social Capital
  • Labour Economics
  • Mobility Of Labour
  • Labour And Health
  • Social Stratification
  • Labour Market
  • Social Inequality
  • Sociology
  • Labour Market Policy
  • Poverty
  • Labour Market Issues
  • Social Sciences
  • Older Workers
  • Social Security
  • Working Hours
  • Inequality
  • Labour Issues
  • Welfare States
  • Social Exclusion
  • Labour Market Segmentation

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Research Output

Housing tenure, housing wealth and subjective wellbeing in Australia: The case of unemployment

André, S. C. H., Dewilde, C. & Muffels, R., 2019, Wealth(s) and subjective well-being. Brulé, G. & Suter, C. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 281-304 (Social Indicators Research Series 76).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Private arbeidsintegratie: Evaluatie van het Philips Werkgelegenheidsplan

Translated title of the contribution: Private-sector labor market reintegration: Evaluating the Philips Work-Experience ProgramPeijen, R., Wilthagen, T., Muffels, R. & Dekker, R., 5 Jun 2019, In : Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken. 35, 2, p. 189-205 17 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Wages and employment security following a major disaster: A 17-year population-based longitudinal comparative study

    van der Velden, P., Muffels, R., Peijen, R. & Bosmans, M., 29 Mar 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 3, p. 1-22 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Welfare states’ social investment strategies and the emergence of Dutch experiments on a minimum income guarantee

    Groot, L., Muffels, R. J. & Verlaat, T., 2019, In : Social Policy & Society . 18, 2, p. 277-287 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Press / Media

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    Peter van der Velden, M. Das & Ruud Muffels


    1 Media contribution

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