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Welfare state and welfare society analysis

Social and labour market policy, including health and long-term care

Financing the welfare state, including tax-policy

EU - especially related to welfare policies





BENT GREVE, Born 14th December 1953 at Frederiksberg, Denmark. Danish nationality. Private address: Søhuse 15, 2880 Bagsværd, Denmark. Phone/fax 4522958814. Working address:  Roskilde University, Department of Social  Science and Globalisation, Postbox 260, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark, 46742585, 22958814. E-mail: bgr@ruc.dk, fax 46743080




After graduating with leaving certificate on a-level in 1972 Bent Greve studied at Copenhagen University.

1977 MA in Economics from Copenhagen University.

1992 Ph.D. in Public Administration from Roskilde University

2002 Doctoral degree in Public Administration from Roskilde University


Working experience:

2 years as Academic Assistant in the Danish Association of County Councils from 1977-1979

3 ½ years as Economist at the Economic Board of the Danish Labour movement 1979-1982

3 ½ years as Head of the Secretariat at The Danish Union of Journalists. 1982-1986

Since 1986 at Roskilde University and 1992- 1.2.2006 as Head of Department and Roskilde University's external responsible for social sciences (dean).

1997 appointed Jean Monnet Professor in European Labour Market and Social Policy.

2001 Professor in Welfare State Analysis.

2000-2008 responsible for Jean Monnet Center of Excellences at Roskilde University.

2010- Chairman research group on welfare, diversity and social cohesion

2008- 2017 Regional and special issues editor of Social Policy & Administration.

2017 Editor Social Policy & Administration

Besides that being member of several boards and committees in Denmark and internationally.

Bent Greve has coordinated several research projects. This includes among others a comparative project on family policy in five welfare states. Beside, being actively involved in several research projects on the welfare state. He has published widely on different elements of the welfare state including free choice and vouchers, cf. the literature list. Recently also published on happiness.

 For publikationer se oversigt på https://forskning.ruc.dk/da/persons/bgr/publications/



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  • Family and the labour market
  • Childhood, Adolescence, Family
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  • History, Society
  • Welfare State
  • Management, Organization, Business economy and administration, Management and organization of industry, trade, and communication
  • Economy policy
  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Social politics and the EU
  • Economics, Politics
  • Labour market
  • tax
  • Social politics and the EU
  • Welfare State

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