Scientific Director, Department of Well-Being, Health and Family, Kenniscentrum WVG, Brussels
Fred Deven acts since 2006 as Scientific Director, Kenniscentrum WVG - Department of Wellbeing, Public Health & Family, Brussels. Before, he was a senior researcher at the Centrum voor Bevolkings- en Gezinsstudie (Population & Family Study Centre) in Brussels. He received a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology (Univ. Ghent, 1970). Following his PhD work on the value of children for parents (KU Leuven, 1984), his main research interests included the processes of family formation, parenting and parent support, as well as the reconciliation of employment and care (especially Leave policies).