Fabian Dekker is a labour sociologist. He specialises in changes in the labour market and the implications of these changes for people's work.

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Fabian Dekker

Fabian Dekker

Senior researcher, project manager

Fabian Dekker is senior researcher and project manager at SEOR. He obtained his PhD as a sociologist at Erasmus University Rotterdam, performing research on the consequences of a more flexible labour market on social security. He has gained a lot a experience as a researcher and project manager at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University, Verwey-Jonker Institute, Regioplan, the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and Start Foundation.

Fabian specialises in the following themes: changes in the labour market, quality of work and explaining employer behavior. He has published books on freelancers, youth unemployment, the middle class and a textbook on the labour market for higher vocational education. He is also an editorial member of the academic journal Beleid en Maatschappij.


  • 2020 - present           Project manager and senior researcher, SEOR
  • 2019 - 2020                 Research manager, Start Foundation
  • 2017 - 2018                 Senior researcher labour market, Regioplan
  • 2013 - 2017                 Postdoc, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2014 - 2016                 Researcher, Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)
  • 2010 - 2013                 Senior researcher social participation, Verwey-Jonker Institute
  • 2011 - 2012                 Scientific lecturer, Utrecht University
  • 2006 - 2010                 PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2005 - 2006                 Junior researcher, Verwey-Jonker Institute


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