Orchids and dandelions: Meta-analytic and empirical tests of the differential susceptibility hypothesis Ghent University
This project combines meta-analytical and empirical research to purport a more comprehensive test of the differential susceptibility hypothesis, postulating that children vary in their temperamental sensitivity to environmental influences, such as parenting.
Fostering parent involvement in Tibetan schools Ghent University
To counter negative school performance, this research focuses on foster parent engagement, involvement in Tibetan schools. The following research questions are tackled: what are the key components of parent involvement as defined by the Tibetan families in the villafe of Qiongshan (parents' perception of schools, parents' expectations of school and parental participation in schools)? How are external (parental involvement, peer ...
Children’s development of competent language, cognitive and social skills is important for living a normal and fulfilling life. Yet, a significant proportion of children suffers from the neurodevelopmental disorder developmental dyslexia (aka dyslexia), having an increased risk of societal exclusion and state-dependency. Hence, there is great need to improve differential diagnosis and guide appropriate intervention at young age. Brain imaging ...
“Caring is sharing”: Creating a holding environment of quality relationships between the home and the facilitated group-home for children with extensive support needs. KU Leuven
Work, living arrangements and social policy. An exploration of socio-economic differentials in family formation in Belgium using an administrative socio-demographic panel. University of Antwerp
An empirical investigation into the middle-and higher-income bias in social spending and welfare state redistribution across 20 countries, 1985-2013 KU Leuven
Welfare states that are effective in reducing poverty have high levels of social spending. Yet, changes in social spending cannot explain changes in poverty outcomes. Inequalities increased almost everywhere and so did levels of social spending, but in many countries social spending became less effective in keeping poverty at bay. So, then, why did social spending became less pro-poor in some countries but not in others? The central ...
Genetic engineering of neural stem cells as a flexible model to evaluate functional impact of patient-specific variants in cognitive disorders. University of Antwerp
An ancestor's tale: 200 years of wealth inequality and redistributive policy. University of Antwerp
Towards integrated Practices of Schools, Reception Centres and Leisure Time Facilities for Refugee Children: an Action Research Karel de Grote University College
The aim of this project is twofold. Firstly, it aspires to develop and examine cooperative intersectoral practices with stakeholders who work with refugee children in reception centres. Secondly, it purports to gain knowledge to inform future policies on the welcoming of refugee children and their families. The project, then, is both practice-and policy-oriented.
Inspired by the principles of Children Zones, and social ...