Jepsen, born 1966, in Denmark, holds a PhD in Economics and DEA
(Masters) in Econometrics from the Free University of Brussels.
Maria Jepsen worked as a project
co-ordinator at the Red Cross Liaison Bureau in Brussels from 1994
till end 1995. In January 1996 she joined the Applied Economics
Department at the Free University of Brussels (DULBEA) as a researcher
where her main research areas were gender economics and social security.
In January 2001 Maria Jepsen joined the ETUI as a senior researcher.
She is also currently a temporary lecturer at the Free University
of Brussels at the economics department and at the institute of
Main research interests : Gender
related issues and comparative research on social security systems
in the European Union.