About the author
Maria Petmesidou is Professor of Social Policy at Democritus University of Thrace and Fellow of CROP. She has served in various scientific committees and expert networks and has directed (and participated in) a large number of research projects funded by Greek authorities and the European Commission. Currently she is coordinating research (under EU FP7) on policy learning and transfer regarding youth labour. Recent publication: Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Threat of Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State? (co-edited with Ana Guillén, Routledge, 2015).
Enrique Delamonica, Chief of Social Policy and Gender Equality, UNICEF Nigeria; CROP Fellow has over 20 years of experience working on child poverty, social protection, the impact of macro-economic trends on child welfare, socioeconomic disparities, child rights, and financing social services. He has written several books and articles on social policy and economic development. He has taught economics, policy analysis, statistics, and research methods at Columbia University, the New School, and Saint Peter’s College (New Jersey).
Christos Papatheodorou is Professor of Social Policy and Dean of the School of Social, Political and Economic Sciences at Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). Since 2010 he is Head of the Research Unit Social Policy, Poverty and Inequalities, Labour Institute, Greek General Confederation of Labour. His research interests and publications are in the fields of political economy of social policy, economic inequality, poverty, macroeconomic environment and social protection, functional and personal distribution of income.
Henry-Lee, Aldrie is a Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. She has carried out research and published in the areas of social protection, poverty and child rights in the Caribbean. The Chair of the annual Caribbean Child Research Conference, Dr. Henry-Lee has also taught Social Policy courses.