Poverty and inequality
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Poverty and inequality in Rotterdam and the Netherlands

Which measures can be taken to decrease poverty and inequality in Rotterdam? How many people in the Netherlands are living below the breadline? And which actions are already being taken to battle poverty and make cities more inclusive? Read more about our resesarch and education about poverty and inequality.

Research on poverty and inequality

The academics of Erasmus University Rotterdam are working hard for a city in which civilians are all equal. They contribute to solutions for poverty and (youth) inemployability. They translate their theoretical insights into practical advices and solutions.

16e Rotterdamlezing door Derk Loorbach

Studio Erasmus: Kansen van witte meisjes op mbo

Hoe pakken Rotterdammers onzichtbare armoede aan?

Our experts on poverty and inequality

prof.dr. (Jeroen) J van der Waal
prof.dr. (Menno) HJM Fenger
(Gijs) GJ Custers MSc


Jeroen van der Waal hoogleraar stratificatiesociologie


Socioloog dr. Jeroen van der Waal is benoemd tot hoogleraar stratificatiesociologie aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.


New Honours Programme for addressing inequalities

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Erasmus University Rotterdam introduces ‘Tackling Inequalities’, the first multidisciplinary, international and extra-merit Honours Programme for its master students.

Professor Derk Loorbach on poverty in Rotterdam: ‘I plead for small-scaled sustainable transitions’


Derk Loorbach, director of DRIFT and Professor of Socioeconomic Transitions at the Faculty of Social Science, will tackle the issue poverty at the Rotterdam Lezing.

Ourstudy programmes about inequality and poverty

Social Inequalities

Why are social divisions in society increasing? Are you interested in knowing how welfare policies can help to reduce social inequality? Then this master track might be the right choice for you.

Tackling Inequalities

An interdisciplinar honours programme for master students

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Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

Onderwijs, advies en toegepast onderzoek

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