Monique Kremer studied General Social Sciences at Utrecht University and Social Policy at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She has worked as a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Care and Welfare, the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University. She obtained her PhD with the thesis How Welfare States Care: Culture, Gender and Parenting in Europe (Amsterdam University Press 2007). In 2013 Boom / Lemma published Strangers in the welfare state. How to combine labor migration and social security.
Monique is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Verwey-Jonker Institute and the Advisory Board of the UWV.
From 2004 to March 2020, Monique was senior research fellow at the Scientific Council for Government Policy. At the WRR, Monique contributed to the reports The welfare state reweighted, Identification with the Netherlands (2007), Less pretension, more ambition. Development aid that makes a difference (2010), Making Migration Work. The future of labour migration in the EU (2012), How unequal is the Netherlands? (2014), Mastering the Robot (2015), For the sake of security (2017), The Fall of the Middle Class? The stable and vulnerable middle (2017) and Better work. The new social mission (2020).
In September 2015, she was appointed as professor by special appointment of Active Citizenship at the University of Amsterdam. She will focus on the theme of long-term care.
Since March 1, 2020, Monique is chair of the Advisory Committee on Immigration Affairs, ACVZ. She hopes to help ensure that the ACVZ's sound advice continues to be at the heart of the migration debate.