Mara Yerkes is principal investigator and project leader of the CAPABLE project. She is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She obtained her PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 2006. Her research centres on the two broad themes of comparative social policy and social inequalities. In relation to social policy, Yerkes researches comparative welfare states, industrial relations and citizenship regimes. In relation to social inequalities, Yerkes’ research interests include inequalities related to work, care, communities and families, in particular in relation to gender, generations, and sexuality. These two themes come together in the CAPABLE project.