I am a research (and development) specialist at the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research in the Department of Social Sciences.

I obtained my M.A. (Hons) degree in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen in 2003. Before joining the University of Luxembourg in 2008, I worked in the social as well as the political field in Luxembourg. I completed my PhD thesis on “The influence of socio-economic status on the risk of being overweight or underweight in adolescents in Luxembourg” at the University of Luxembourg in 2019.

My research interests include socio-economic inequalities; social stratification, sociology of youth, health, well-being, illness, generations and the life-course.

Since joining the University of Luxembourg, I have been involved in national and international research on socio-economic inequalities, the health and health-behavior of young people, the social situation of young people in Luxembourg, intergenerational relations and youth policy. In empirical research projects (co-)funded by the FNR, the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, the Ministry of Health and the University of Luxembourg, I apply both quantitative and qualitative research methods to generate scientific knowledge. In addition to scientific publications, the dissemination of results in view of evidence-based policy is an important aspect of my research.

Research interests
Social Inequality
Youth Research
Quantitative Methods

Latest content Caroline Residori took part in

Social Sciences
Well-being and health of young people
The “National Report on the Situation of Youth in Luxembourg 2020,” published by the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (MENJE) together with researchers from the University of Luxembourg, answers questions about well-being and health.
Faculty Blog
Preparing for the post-pandemic challenges
From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the humanities and social sciences took a strong interest in this health crisis. While a lot of projects are examining the management and impact of the pandemic on our current lives, one of them wishes to look further. "Young People and COVID-19 - Social, Economic, and Health Consequences of Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Young People in Luxembourg", aims to monitor the short-term and long-term impact of the crisis on the 16-29 years old in Luxembourg.
Social Sciences
Monitoring the pulse of youth
Developed by the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research, the Youth Survey Luxembourg collects data on different aspects of the lives of young people aged 16 to 29 every 5 years .The findings help policy-makers in their decisions as well as researchers.
Social Sciences
Health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC) – a WHO collaborative study in 50 countries
For over 30 years, the HBSC study has been assessing the health behaviours of young people in 50 countries. With this data base it is possible to identify and respond to health risks and inequalities among young people. This is particularly relevant because health problems that arise during this critical stage of life can have an impact even in later life.