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Eric Crettaz is Professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, School of Social Work, in Geneva. He received his PhD at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (University of Lausanne) for a study of policies that alleviate working poverty in Europe and North America. Between 2006 and 2011 he was a member of the Network of Excellence Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe, European Commission, FP6, and has participated in several other research programs. He has specialised in the fields of comparative social policy and welfare regime analysis, inequality and poverty analysis, and the evaluation of social policies. For several years, next to his academic activities, he also worked for the Swiss federal administration and published numerous reports on working poverty and social assistance in Switzerland.