René Lehwess-Litzmann is a researcher at the Sociological Research Institute Goettingen (SOFI), Germany. He is interested in the evolution of socio-economic models in European countries, with a focus on the measurement of individual well-being and its production by households, labour-markets, and the state. René has been involved in the European research network project CAPRIGHT and is currently doing research in the context of the transdisciplinary research network “Reporting on socioeconomic development in Germany” (www.soeb.de), which he is also co-coordinating. He does conceptual work as well as quantitative analyses with micro-data. His doctoral thesis on the European agenda of flexicurity seen through the lens of Amartya Sen’s capability-approach has been published in 2014.