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Ellen Verbakel

Treasurer of ESHMS


Professor of Sociology


Department of Sociology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands


PhD in sociology


I am a family sociologist. My research interests include families – in particular partner relationships and partner effects – work, and health. My major line of research centres around informal caregivers. Demand for informal care is rising and will continue to do so in the years to come. I am interested in the consequences of providing informal care for work and well-being of the caregiver, as well as how these impacts may depend on the caregivers’ life stage.

Research interests: 

Informal caregiving, families, work, well-being, long-term care, life course

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Ellen Verbakel at Radboud University

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