Leonie Westhoff

I am an MSc candidate in Comparative Social Policy. Before coming to Oxford, I graduated from University College London with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Economics, through which I had the opportunity to explore the study of human welfare from a variety of perspectives. In my dissertation, I conducted a quantitative analysis of the influence of gender regimes on mental health responses to unemployment. In addition, I have engaged in policy analysis through working in social impact consultancy and for the UK Department for Business.    

My research interests include the impact of education and labour market institutions on individual life outcomes, the gender dimension of the welfare state and social policy at the European Union level. I was attracted to the department because of the interdisciplinary nature of its research and the strong emphasis on training in research methods.

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