I am a French doctoral student, looking at household-level unemployment. I am interested in the polarisation of households between “work-rich” (two-adult earners) and “work-poor” (two non-employed adults). I am focusing, in particular, on the interaction between individual-level characteristics of adults in different households and macro-level policies, in shaping labour market behaviours, with a specific interest in unemployment benefit systems. My research builds on my MPhil thesis, completed in the department, which received a distinction. I also hold an undergraduate degree in government and economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), awarded with first class honours.