Babs Broekema (1993) is a PhD student at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Under supervision of Prof. Dr. H.J.M. Fenger (staff member of the State of Local Welfare Project), her research focuses on the impact of devolution of social policies on local politics and citizens’ views of local politics. Previously, Broekema studied Political Science and International Relations at Leiden University and Public Administration at Erasmus (MSc, cum laude). For her thesis, she investigated how the municipality of Rotterdam could increase efficiency and effectivity in assigning aid for the most vulnerable citizens by researching the possibility to categorize them at the intake.