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Senior Lecturer in Economics, The Open University

Jerome De Henau is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Open University and on the Board of the Women’s Budget Group. His research interests include social policy and feminist economics.

He was recently PI in a project for the Women's Budget Group, funded by ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) on Investing in the Care Economy. Also involved in a project co-funded by FEPS (Foundation for European Progressive Studies) on Beyond austerity, towards employment: a gender aware framework.

Previous research projects include Gender and intra-household entitlements. A cross-national longitudinal analysis (GenIX); Within-Household Inequalities and Public Policy (WHIPP) as part of the Gender Equality Network (GENet) funded by the ESRC (2006-2010); investigating parenthood and employment in Europe (project Pepsi, funded by the Belgian Federal government 2006-2008); fertility in Europe and the influence of employment conditions and Public Policies (project MOCHO, funded by the European Commission 2001-2004); long term care organisation in Belgium (2002-2003); Gender inequality in Academia (2001-2003).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Economics, The Open University