Hande Inanc Lenowitz

Hande Inanc

Senior Researcher
  • Employment instability
  • Quality of employment
  • Family formation and dissolution
  • Labor market policies
Focus Areas
  • Employment
  • Training and Re-employment
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Family Support
  • Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
  • TANF and Employment Issues
  • Human Services
About Hande

Hande Inanc is a quantitative sociologist specializing in work and employment. Her expertise includes the determinants of employment quality, its impact on the well-being of individuals and their families, and the measurement principles of employment quality using sample surveys. In addition, she researches the barriers that women and other disadvantaged groups confront when accessing good quality jobs in the labor market. 

As a Mathematica researcher, Inanc contributed to a study, funded by the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, evaluating a triage assessment that identifies chronically homeless people who frequently use emergency health services. Before joining Mathematica, Inanc was a policy analyst at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). At OECD, she developed an indicator of job strain that measures working conditions across the OECD countries and prepared OECD’s Guidelines for Measuring the Quality of Working Environment. She was a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Expert Group on Measuring Quality of Employment as well as the European Union Labour Force Survey Task Force for the Preparation of the Ad-Hoc Module 2018 on Reconciliation Between Work and Family Life.

Inanc is a member of the editorial board of the journal Work and Occupations. Her work has been published in Work and Occupations, Demographic Research, Work Employment and Society, Journal of Happiness Studies, Human Resources Management Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations, and Advances in Life Course Research. She has a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in sociology from the University of Oxford. 

Key Projects
  • youth unemployment
    Tracking Youth Unemployment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    This project provides publicly available and timely data on youth unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic to help policymakers, foundations, and other key stakeholders who directly serve youth to target their resources and programs more effectively. Mathematica is developing monthly, semi-annual, and...

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