The FamIne project investigates the change in social and economic inequalities associated with the new welfare-work-family equilibria emerging over the recent decades. It does so in a strict international comparison, following an interdisciplinary approach among sociology, economy and demography.

It focuses, among other,  on the following aspects:

  • changing in women’s labour market and fertility behaviour
  • labour market risks
  • families’ capacities to compensate for (increasing market) risks
  • the consequences of these developments for social and economic life time inequalities in European societies

The aim of the project is to show how the new welfare-work-family (dis)equilibria may come with serious consequences for European societies and their capacity to fully integrate their populations, assuring decent employment conditions, adequate social rights and full social participation.

Of substantial interest hereby is the life time inequality as a potential menace to equity and social cohesion.



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The project enters in the activties of the Center for Social Inequality Studies CSiS a within the Department of Sociology and Social Research, Trento University.


The starting point: some important changes

A number of changes in families and employment patterns challenge the conventional view of the welfare, work and family nexus underlining how they can no longer be considered as relatively separate spheres.


The increased female labour market participation comes with considerable changes for families and the work-family equilibria, such as:

  • the (re-)emergence of different types of households and their pluralisation,
  • the increasing importance of the work-family interface,
  • and – presumably – also changes in the inequality (re-) distributing capacities of families.

National welfare states play an important role: the search for new work-family equilibria, within different welfare arrangements, bring new challenges. These changes also make it difficult to sustain the current policy/welfare assumptions based on the traditional model of two stable parents and a net division between a male breadwinner and a female housekeeper.

The developments in families also include profound demographic changes, most prominently, the overall decline in fertility rates. Literature show that a work career does not necessarily represent a burden for women’s entry into maternity (and vice versa) but the reconciliation of work and family choices is heavily affected by the institutional features of the welfare, labour market and family nexus, dramatically different across countries.

Labour market

The second institution that underwent considerable changes is the labour market. As the risks tied to the fact of being inserted in a secondary labour market are concentrated on specific groups in the society, they potentially create (additional) cleavages of social inequality and menace social cohesion and social integration. In most countries, flexibilisation concentrated particularly on the younger generations, typically in their reproductive age.  Thus, the increased market insecurity impacts on several aspects:

  • individual employment careers and economic insecurity
  • the family formation process
  • and the chances families can provide to offspring.

Therefore it seems particularly relevant to show how individuals and families develop strategies to adapt to these changes.

The outlined developments show that the net division between work and family is out of date. It is not possible to study the labour market without taking into account households and families or vice versa; therefore it is indispensable to systematically link micro, meso and macro level.

The aim of this project

Our contribution

The aim of this project is to understand the impact of the new work-family equilibria, the changes in the distribution of household types and employment forms on the inequalities structure of European societies, such as the life time inequalities and the risk concentration on specific subgroups.

Studying inequalities income or economic wellbeing obviously play an important role, but the economic dimension is not the only relevant one. We thus include domains typically excluded from conventional discussion about the distribution of economic resources among individuals and households, as the subjective satisfaction and social integration aspects.

Beyond the descriptive approach towards inequality, the project investigates the structural base of different inequalities, implying processes of social stratification (that is inequality of a structured kind), since inequality (for instance understood as the access to more favourable situation) is inherent in prevailing forms of social relations that have some degree of institutional base. We look at specific inequalities like gender or cohorts, and “overarching” inequalities like education or class that are those most crucially limiting individual’s ability to realize their full human potential. 

A specific contribution of this project lies in the systematic integration of topics often studied separately, concentrating especially on the intersection between welfare, work and family and the impact on social and economic inequality. Important here is the systematic consideration of the family/household as decision context. Although it is true that the underlying processes have to be understood at the individual level, it is equally true that individuals cannot be conceptualized as isolated actors, but are in fact embedded in a social context, most importantly their family in which resources are bundled and reallocated. The project follows this line of reasoning and studies stratification processes (also) on an household/family level.

The amount and stratification of inequality in a society strongly depends on state intervention. The project therefore addresses micro and macro processes generating and shaping the (old and new) forms of social inequality focusing precisely on Market, State and Family. A more consistent international comparative prospective over time allows to centre on institutional and social policy differences between countries. Cross national variation helps to identify the nationally rooted role of institutions for the inequality; the comparison over time accounts for developments and its consequences in these institutions over time. 

Methodologically, this research proposes a systematic Micro-Meso-Macro link, taking into account individuals aggregated in families within specific institutional settings, i.e. nations. The fundamental role of both social structure and institutions (macro level) and the socio-economic situation of the family (meso level) to understand life chances and overall socio-economic inequality in societies has been underlined - an argumentation well founded in the theoretical work. The research design (ideally) plans an international comparison covering all western European Countries over a time span from the 1980s onwards combining individual level data with partner information and household level data. Given that the availability and comparability of data do not correspond to the ideal, the project will provide large country comparisons based on EU comparative databases but also investigate detailed research questions for single countries or in specific country comparisons, concentrating on few country cases.

The organization of the project

Three workpackages

To treat these relatively complex topics, the project is articulated in three interrelated work packages. The first, WP1, focuses on the changing work-family equilibria, specifically on the interlinkage between employment and family decisions, on increasingly unstable employment careers and on changes in family formation. This perspective brings into focus the WP2 on family capacities to compensate - or not - for increasing market and social risks. In WP3 the consequences of changing work-family equilibria for the inequalities between families/households and the overall rising inequality in post industrial European societies in recent decades is assessed.

WP1: Changing work-family equilibria

The increasing female labour market participation in European countries over recent decades has been paralleled by a sharp decline in fertility rates. As it is, citizens are having less children than they wish, and the demographic equilibrium of societies is at risk.

Consequently, there appears to be a trade-off between work and childbearing, as women either limit their fertility in order to accommodate their labour force activity or adjust their labour force behaviour to their fertility choices. Since the mid 1980s, however, there is a positive macro level correlation between female workforce participation and fertility rates: women have more children where they can combine work and family. A detailed investigation at the micro level, and the role that social policies play, is still lacking.
Further, the growth of insecure, “non-standard” employment has raised concerns that the “new” flexible jobs may crowd out more stable employment, becoming an additional source of insecurity for workers and their families. Only recently research on labour markets has developed interest in the consequences for family formation and fertility decisions. The increased labour market deregulation leading to increased instability of employment careers especially among households in the reproductive years, is supposed to represent a menace for fertility. The idea is that long-term commitments like marriage or parenthood require some stability and a secure economic basis. Increased uncertainty, however, is not unavoidable but may be mediated by different types of institutional contexts: the kind of labour market deregulation, the nature and generosity of the welfare system, the specific nature of family arrangements and family policies are among them.
The main objective, therefore, is to provide a more detailed investigation of the work-family interface with systematic consideration of the household situation in a longitudinal perspective. What are the mechanisms behind the formation of  “new” families, changing household typologies and their diversity in international comparison? The systematic cross national description of a household typology (double income households with no kids, singles, no income households….) is the first step. But it is not sufficient to study the underlying dynamics. Therefore, the analysis of life courses and the detailed sequencing of events are important. The project intends to investigate both directions: on one side the effects of the employment situation, including detailed information on the contractual situation and the kind of employment, on family formation and fertility decisions; and the effects of fertility events on the employment behavior on the other side. Of interest is especially the extent to which the increasing flexibilisation or even precarisation of employment careers and the combined economic insecurity contribute to declining fertility and family instability, across different institutional contexts. The economic and employment household situation of the household should be particularly important with regard to fertility events, as - one supposes - they require two people. Thus, characteristics of both the adult partners are important.

WP2: The role of the family for risk coping: accumulation of risks or compensation?

 When investigating the consequences of the growth of individuals’ risks - such as career and economic insecurity - it is fundamental to consider that individuals are usually grouped in families or households. Also at the beginning of the third millennium the family remains an important source of welfare and maintains its fundamental role in generating social inequality by providing their members with different resources. Considering this, two possible scenarios emerge. The first, positive one puts the risk compensation capacity of families in the forefront. The second, more pessimistic scenario rather sees the accumulation of risks on the household level. Which of the two prevails depends not least on how people are combined in households. Literature on household employment patterns revealed that the increase in dual earner households led to an increasing cleavage between working-poor and working-rich households supporting the more pessimistic scenario of risk accumulation, though results depend on the precise national context.
We ask, considering the employment situation of the household, whether the household/family has the capacity to compensate for certain risks, most importantly of involuntary non employment or precarious employment, or if patterns of risk accumulation prevail. Does precariousness come in couples or can its negative effects on the family level be cushioned by a partner providing a stable income – if there is any partner? Existing research points towards an importance of the specific welfare situation of the country. Thus, what determines families’ capacities to positively cope with “new” and old risks and how does this depend on education and the family of origin? Certain risks burden almost exclusively on the younger cohorts and the older ones accumulate much of the wealth. Does this lead to an increasing importance of the intergenerational transfers?

WP3: The consequences for social and economic inequalities between families

 These outlined developments (increasing female labour market participation, changes in household types, declining fertility, marital instability, increasing employment and economic insecurity) come – presumably – with considerable changes in the inequality structure in contemporary societies. So far  little is known about it. We argue that the family/household constitutes the most adequate unit of analysis and therefore that the inequality between households must come to the forefront.
Inequality between households can be thought of as the product of two processes: the way in which resources are distributed among individuals, and the way in which individuals with different endowments are grouped in households. Thus, changes in the sorting of individuals with certain characteristics in households and changes in the distribution of households due to changes in individual’s behaviour may lead to changed inequality structure of societies. Increased similarity between partners could tend to further exacerbate the growing degree of inequality. Thus, while on the one hand, the increased (potential) resource pooling can contribute to an overall polarisation between households, on the other hand the additional women labour supply can have in fact an overall positive effect, because women's earnings make an important contribution towards keeping families out of poverty. To the extent that the well-being of children is enhanced by living in economically stable families, this will have consequences for coming generations.
We ask to what extent the developments of household types impact on the social and economic inequality within societies. Is the inequality between households/families increasing due to changes in the employment behaviour of women? What are the consequences of the increasing share of single-headed households? How does fertility behavior, stratified by education, contribute to the situation? Did families lose their welfare function? Again, the welfare state may have an important capacity to intervene, redistribute and limit inequality.
A surge in inequality shall influence not only the distribution of living standards today but also the opportunity structure for subsequent generations. The more unequal family income is, the greater the inequalities in parental investment in their children. Against this backdrop it is important to identify more precisely how recent changes affect the inequality structure. Not without reason, more equal countries usually perform much better.
However, the theoretical writings on these topics seem to be much more straightforward than the empirical reality suggests. It is still open to discussion whether and in which specific institutional context certain trends lead to increasing inequalities. The project will carefully investigate the empirical evidence supporting or not the arguments present in the literature.

The Team

Current Staff

Stefani Scherer (PI) is professor in Sociology at Trento University, Italy.
She holds a PhD from Mannheim University (Dr. phil), Germany. Her main research interests are inequality and social stratification processes in international comparative perspective, the analysis of life courses, the family and labour market dynamics.
She has been working in several international comparative projects. Among other things she was a member of the network of excellence EQUALSOC (www. equalsoc.org) and the CHANGEQUAL project, both funded by the EC. From 1997-2002 she was research fellow at the Mannheimer Zentrum fuer Europaeische Sozialforschung (MZES, www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de), Germany, and had her post-doc at Milan-Bicocca before joining Trento University in 2007.
She currently coordinates the PhD programme in Sociology within the School in Social Science at Trento University (http://www.unitn.it/en/drss-srs/16300/sociology-and-social-research). She is teaching courses on the BA, MA and PhD level on statistics and applied research methods as well as a course on family sociology.
Topics: Social Inequelities, Sociology of Family, Labour Market and Education, Life Course Analysis, Demographic Change, Quantitative Methods


Paolo Barbieri

Paolo Barbieri is professor in Economic Sociology at Trento University.
He holds a PhD from the University of Trento and has been working for several years at Milan-Bicocca University, before coming back to Trento in 2007. His main research interests are concerned with welfare and labour market in a comparative perspective. He has been working on labour market related themes such as atypical employment, transitions from school to work, self employment and new forms of solo-self employment. Other research interests involve networks and social capital, status attainment processes, network analysis techniques applied to economic sociology issues and labour market behaviours as well as to social participation, quality of life and generalised trust.
He is currently the vice director of the School in Social Science (http://www.unitn.it/en/drss) at Trento University, and associate editor of the European Sociologica Review (http://esr.oxfordjournals.org/).
Paolo has been member of various national and international research teams. Among other things he coordinated projects on: “the social consequences of labour market flexibilisation in different welfare regimes” and on “changing work and family” within the network of excellence EQUALSOC (www.equalsoc.org) and has been member of the board of the European Consortium of Sociological Research ECSR (http://www.ecsrnet.eu/). 
Topics: Welfare and labour Market studies, Social Theory and Social Capital, Comparative studies.

Giorgio Cutuli

Giorgio Cutuli, PhD, is assistent professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of Trento University.
He was member of EQUALSOC Network of Excellence. 
Main research interests include social stratification, labour markets, income and inequality dynamics.
Topics: Social Stratification, Economic Sociology, Labour Market, Longitudinal Analysis.




Raffaele Guetto

Raffaele Guetto is research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milano-Bicocca, where he is involved in research activities within the Horizon 2020 "GEMM" (Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration, Markets) project. He holds a PhD from the University of Trento, where his doctoral dissertation has been awarded as best PhD thesis in Sociology (2011-2012) and he taught courses on the BA and MA level on social policy, education and social inequality. His main research interests include the structural and cultural determinants of female labour market participation and family behaviours, immigration, welfare and labour market studies and social stratification. Since 2009 he has been member of the EQUALSOC Network of Excellence.

Raffaele Grotti

Raffaele Grotti, PhD in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento, is now post doctoral research fellow at ESRI in Dublin, Ireland.  His research areas are social and economic inequalities, income dynamics, welfare and labour market studies in comparative perspective, quantitative methods, Stata programming and graphics.

Giampiero Passaretta, PhD in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento, is now post doctoral research fellow at the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.  He obtained a MA in Sociology with distinction from the university of Milano-Bicocca. His research interests include transition from education to labour market, comparative sociology and quantitative methods of data analysis.



Adriano Cataldo is a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Research at the School of Social Sciences (University of Trento) and currently works at the camera di commercio of Bozen. He has previously worked as research assistant at the Euricse Foundation (Trento, Italy) and at the Sonderforschungbereich 804 (Dresden University of Technology, Germany). He has two MAs in Sociology (University of Trento and Dresden University of Technology).
Topics: family sociology, household economics, labour market, gender inequality, demography, family policies. 

Mattia Oliviero PhD student in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento. His research interest include family sociology, demography and migration. His PhD thesis focuses on the determinants of fertility focusing on Italian immigrants in UK and Australia. Mattia holds a M.A. in Sociology at the University of Trento. His thesis analyzed the fertility differentials between European natives and immigrants.



Elisa Brini, is PhD Student in Sociology and Social Research at the School of Social Sciences of Trento University. She has a MA in Sociology and Social Research. Her main research interests involve family studies, social inequalities, fertility and childlessness.

Giulia Tattarini is now a PhD student at the WZB Berlin. Her research areas are health inequalities in a comparative perspective, sociology of the family, welfare and labour market studies and quantitative methods for social science.

Former Collaborators

Rossella Bozzon, received her PhD in Sociology and Social Research in 2009 from the University of Trento. befor joining Famine she worked as research fellow at Irvapp (Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies). Her research interests focus on life course  studies, transition to adulthood, demographic and family dynamics. Rossella is currently research fellow at Trento University. 

Michele Lugo, PhD, is a statistical assistant at the Provincia autonoma di Trento (PaT). He holds a PhD from the University of Trento. His main research areas are social stratification, educational inequalities, welfare and labour market studies and quantitative methods for social science.

Giulia Torricelli, former student assistant, is a market researcher. She holds a MA with distinction in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento. Her main research interest is the study of diffusion of innovation processes, with particualr reference to new family behaviours.​


Sara Dalla Bella is Post Doctoral researcher at the ICP (Institute of Public Communication), USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano), where she mainly works on the analysis of data coming from the FAN (Family, Physical Activity and Nutrition) project. She is a researcher at SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) as well, where she also teaches "Health Statistics".
Sara contributes to the project analyzing the family's role in moderating consequences of inequality on health.

Giulia Maria Dotti Sani, holds a PhD Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento.  She is currently researching the distribution of paid work and domestic chores  within Italian households and its consequences on fertility behavior and social inequalities.

Giula left FamIne for a Post Doc at Carlo Alberto, Turin and is currely Max Weber Fellow at the EUI, Fiesole. 


Journal Articles

Barbieri, P. and Bozzon, R. (2016). Labour market deregulation, and households’ poverty risks. An analysis of the risk of entering poverty at childbirth in different European welfare clusters. Journal of European Social Policy, 26(2): 99–123.

Guetto, R., Mancosu, M., Scherer, S., & Torricelli, G. (2016) The Spreading of Cohabitation as a Diffusion Process: Evidence from Italy, in European Journal of Population, 1-26.

Barbieri, P.; Bozzon, R.; Scherer, S.; Grotti, R. & Lugo, M. (2015). The Rise of a Latin Model? Family and Fertility Consequences of Employment Instability in Italy and Spain,  in European Societies, 17 (4), 423-446

Barbieri, Paolo and Cutuli, Giorgio (2015. online first). Employment Protection Legislation, Labor Market Dualism, and Inequality in Europe. European Sociological Review.

Guetto, R., Luijkx, R., & Scherer, S. (2015). Religiosity, gender attitudes and women’s labour market participation and fertility decisions in Europe, in Acta Sociologica,  58 (2): 155-172.

Barbieri, Paolo, Cutuli, Giorgio and Scherer, Stefani (2014). Giovani e lavoro oggi. Uno sguardo sociologico a una situazione a rischio [Youth and Employment today. A sociological perspective on a risk situation], Sociologia del lavoro, n. 4, p. 73-98. [You can find the abstract below]

Grotti, Raffaele and Scherer, Stefani (2014). Accumulation of Employment Instability Among Partners. Evidence from Six EU CountriesEuropean Sociological Review, v. 30, n. 5, p. 627-639. - DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcu062

Dotti Sani, Giulia Maria (2014): Men’s employment hours and time on domestic chores in European countries. Journal of Family Issues, published online 14.02.2014. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X14522245

Ballarino, Gabriele and Stefani Scherer (2013). More investment-less returns. Changing returns to education in Italy across three decadesStato e Mercato 3: p. 359-386. DOI:10.1425/75010

Cutuli, Giorgio and Guetto, Raffaele  (2013). Fixed-Term Contracts, Economic Conjuncture, and Training Opportunities: A Comparative Analysis Across European Labour MarketsEuropean Sociological Review, v. 29, n. 3 DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcs011 [You can find the abstract and the draft below]

Guetto, Raffaele and Panichella, Nazareno  (2013). Geographical Mobility and Reproductive Choices of Italian MenEuropean Sociological Review, v.29, n. 2, p. 302-315. DOI:10.1093/esr/jcr068 [You can find the abstract and the draft below]

Barbieri, Paolo, Cutuli, Giorgio and Tosi, Marco (2012). Famiglie, mercato del lavoro e rischi sociali. Nascita di un figlio e rischi di transizione alla povertà tra le famiglie italiane, Stato e Mercato, 3: p. 391-428 [You can find the abstract and the draft below]

Dotti Sani, Giulia Maria (2012). La divisione del lavoro domestico e delle attività di cura nelle coppie italiane: un'analisi empirica [The division of domestic chores and care activities among Italian couples]. Stato e Mercato, n 1, Aprile 2012, pp. 161-193. [You can find the abstract below]




Barbieri, Paolo and Fullin, Giovanna  (2014). Lavoro, istituzioni, diseguaglianze. Il Mulino, Bologna. ISBN 978-88-15-25292-0

Scherer, Stefani (2013), Analisi dei dati longitudinali, Il Mulino, Bologna. ISBN 978-88-15-24578-6

Cutuli, Giorgio (2012). Se scade costa meno?  Rischi e opportunità della flessibilità in Italia. Conseguenze economiche e occupazionali delle forme di lavoro temporaneo. [Does it cost less if it expires? Risks and opportunities of labour market flexibility in Italy], Franco Angeli, Milano. ISBN 978-88-204-0024-8 [You can find the abstract below]



Chapters In Books

Barbieri, Paolo, Giorgio Cutuli, Michele Lugo and Stefani Scherer (2014). Italy: A Segmented Labor with Stratified Adult Learning, in: Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Kilpi-Jakonen, Elina, Vono de Vilhena, Daniela and Buchholz, Sandra (eds). Adult Learning in Modern Societies: An International Comparison from a Life-Course Perspective, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publications.

Scherer, Stefani (2014). Social Consequences of Insecure Employment, in: Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, New York, Heidelberg: Springer, p. 6031-6035. ISBN: 9789400707528.

Scherer, Stefani (2014).  Employment Insecurity, in: Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, New York, Heidelberg: Springer, p. 1888-1891. - ISBN: 9789400707528. - DOI: 10.10077978-94-007-0753-5

Cutuli, Giorgio and Scherer, Stefani (2014). La (non) partecipazione femminile al mercato del lavoro, in: Barbieri, Paolo and Fullin, Giovanna (a cura di). Lavoro, istituzioni, disugaglianze. Sociologia comparata del mercato del lavoro, Bologna: Società Editrice Il Mulino, 2014, p. 145-164. ISBN: 9788815252920 [You can find the abstract below]

Barbieri, Paolo  and Cutuli, Giorgio (2014). Flessibilità ai margini, segmentazione dei mercati del lavoro e disoccupazione in Europa, in: Barbieri, Paolo and Fullin, Giovanna (a cura di). Lavoro, istituzioni, disugaglianze. Sociologia comparata del mercato del lavoro, Bologna: Società Editrice Il Mulino, p. 71-96. ISBN: 9788815252920

Scherer, Stefani (2013). Bildungserträge im Arbeitsmarkt – das Beispiel Italiens, in: Becker, Rolf, Bühler, Patrick and Bühler, Thomas. Bildungsungleichheit und Gerechtigkeit. Bern: Haupt, p. 141-161 ISBN: 9783258078236

Barbieri, Paolo and Scherer, Stefani (2012). School Discipline, Performance and the Presence of Immigrants in Italian Schools, in Improving Learning Environments, Stanford, California, US: Stanford University Press, p. 137 -162. ISBN: 9780804778039

Ballarino, Gabriele and Barbieri, Paolo (2012). Diseguaglianze nelle carriere lavorative [Inequalities in working careers]. In: Checchi, Daniele (ed), Disuguaglianze diverse. Il Mulino, studi e ricerche, Bologna, pp.79-98 - ISBN: 978-88-15-23749-1

Barbieri, Paolo (2011). Italy: no country for young men (and women). In: Blossfeld, Hans-Peter, Buchholz, Sandra, Hofaecker, Dirk and Kolb, Kathrin (eds). Globalized labour markets and social Inequality in Europe. Houndmills & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 108-146. ISBN: 978-0-230-24199-2

Cutuli, Giorgio (2011). Meglio un lavoro a termine che nessun lavoro? Conseguenze occupazionali, ad un anno, di disoccupazione e contratto a tempo determinato [Better unemployed or FTC? Mid-term occupational consequences of unemployment and temporary contract]. In: La ricerca sociologica ed i temi del lavoro. Giovani ricercatori italiani a confronto. A cura di: Michele la Rosa. Franco Angeli, Milano (2012) ISBN 978-88-568-4531-0 [You can find the abstract below]



Research Reports

Cutuli, Giorgio (2011). Pagare le tasse in Veneto [Paying taxes in Veneto], Paper n. 68, (2011), Ires Veneto. [You can find the paper below]



PhD Thesis

Guetto Raffaele (defense: December 2012). Structural and Cultural Determinants of Fertility and Female Labour Market Participation in Italy and Europe. Supervisor: prof. Stefani Scherer. Co-Supervison: prof. Ruud Luijkx. Doctoral School in Social Science - University of Trento. [You can find a summary and the thesis below] The thesis has been awarded as the "best doctoral thesis in Sociology 2001-2012".

Giulia Maria Dotti Sani (defense: April 2013). Presence of children and inequality in the household: employment, housework and earnings in European heterosexual couples. Supervisor: prof Paolo Barbieri.

Lugo, Michele (waiting for defense). In assenza di politiche familiari: l’influenza della famiglia sul lavoro di uomini e donne in un confronto fra Italia e Stati Uniti. Supervisor: prof. Paolo Barbieri.



Working Papers

Barbieri, Paolo, Raimondi, Erica and Scherer, Stefani (2013). La terza forma a priori della rappresentazione. L’inferenza causale nelle scienze sociali e la congiunzione spazio-temporale come fine ultimo della scienza sociale, Quaderni del Dipartimento di Sociologica e Ricerca Sociale, Trento: Università di trento, 2013, p. 1-58. ISBN: 1828955000.


Seminars (invitations)

2014 (Nov. 26): Joint European Commission/OECD Seminar on Job Quality, Labour Market Performance and Well-Being. “Atypical employment and welfare regimes. Assessing labour market security through the lens of labour market segmentation. A sociological insight”. Brussels. (Barbieri, P.)

2014 (March 10): European University Institute. Seminar. “Employment Protection Legislation, Labor Market Dualism and Inequality in Europe”. (Barbieri, P.)

2012 (May.): Demosoc Seminar, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

  • “Social Consequences of Changing Work-Family Equilibria” (Scherer, S.);
  • “Families and poverty risks. An analysis of poverty entry around childbirth in different EU welfare arrangements” (Barbieri, P.).

2012 (April): Dondena Seminar, Bocconi University, Milan,

  • “Risk accumulation and increasing inequality? The role of the family as inequality generating institution in different institutional assets” (Scherer, S.).

2011 (July): NEPS Seminar, Bamberg University.

  • “Does Precariousness come in couples? Evidence from six EU countries”(Scherer, S.);
  • “Flexible employment and the welfare state” (Barbieri, P.).

2013 (Nov.): EduLIFE Workshop, European University Institute.

“Gender, Education and First Job in Italy” (Cutuli, G., Lugo, M.).

(May): EduLIFE Workshop, European University Institute.

“Education and First Job in Italy” (Cutuli, G.).

(Jan.): Brown Bag Seminar.“EPL, Labour market dualism and inequality in Europe” (Barbieri, P., Cutuli, G.).

ECSR, EQUALSOC & University of Trento Joint Summer School 2013 Edition. Levico (TN), 2-6 September

  • Cutuli, G.: Introduction to Panel models

EduLIFE workshop, European University Institute (October 2012), - Cutuli, G., Barbieri, P., Lugo,M.: Lifelong learning regimes, labor market outcomes and social inequalities in modern societies.

ECSR, EQUALSOC & University of Trento Joint Summer School 2012 Edition. Trento, 3-7 September
  • Scherer, S.: Economic Inequality and the Family.
  • Barbieri, P.: Welfare States and Life Course Inequality.
  • Cutuli, G.: Introduction to Panel models

Strategic approaches to demographic change in Russia, Eastern Europe and Oecd Countries OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development, (Trento, 3-4 July 2012) - Bozzon, R. and Guetto, R.: Fertility and work-family reconciliation in Italy [You can find the presentation below].

EduLIFE workshop, University of Bamberg (March 2012)  - Cutuli, G and Lugo M.: Lifelong learning regimes, labor market outcomes and social inequalities in modern societies

Population, Society and Inequality talks, University of California, Irvine (2012) - Dotti Sani G.: Do it both, but how? Maternal Employment in four European countries.

FamIne Workshop “Changing work-family equilibria” Trento, 13-14 October 2011: 
  • Barbieri, P., Bozzon, R.: Family formation and poverty risks in (3) EU countries.
  • Dotti Sani, G.M., Scherer, S.: Do it both - but how? Combining work and family in Europe”.
  • Guetto, R, Luijkx, R., Scherer, S.: Family values and low fertility in Europe.

Department Seminar (2011) - Cutuli, G. Guetto R.: Fixed-Term Contracts, Economic Conjuncture, and Training Opportunities: A Comparative Analysis Across European Labour Markets.

Brown Bag Seminar (2010) - Guetto, R., Panichella N.: Geographic mobility and reproductive choices of Italian Men.


2014 (Oct.): INED Divorce Conference. Talk: “Consequences of union dissolution on employment career in Italy and in the United States” (Barbieri, P., Lugo, M.)

2014 (Sept.): ECSR Conference, Berlin, Germany, “Social Inequalities in Europe - On the Rise Again?”. Talks:

  • “Income dynamics, economic inequality and the household” (Grotti, R., Scherer, S.);
  • “Economic crisis, welfare-labour market assets and unemployment in Europe” (Barbieri, P., Cutuli, G.).

2014 (May.): ISA-RC28 Spring Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, “Old and new social divides: social stratification research in the 21st century”. Talks:

  • “Do it both but how? Maternal employment in Europe” (Dotti Sani, G., Scherer, S.);
  • “Education and Fertility: the mediating role of public childcare services” (Guetto, R.; Scherer, S.);
  • “Economic Inequality and the Role of the Family” (Grotti, R., Scherer, S.);
  • “Economic crisis, welfare-labour market assets and unemployment in Europe” (Barbieri, P., Cutuli, G.).

Comparing families: does international perspective help?, Warsaw 17-18 December, 2013

  • Guetto, G., Scherer, S.,: Cultural and structural determinants of female labour market participation and fertility in Europe: the role of public childcare services 

1st EUREGIO RESEARCH COOPERATION DAY, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 24-25 Octrober 2013

  • Stefani Scherer: Research on Social Inequalities

ECSR Conference 2013: Developments in Social Inequality and Social Cohesion, Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands, 14-16 October, 2013

  • Guetto, R., Scherer, S.,: Cultural and structural determinants of female labour market participation and fertility in Europe: the role of public childcare services
  • Barbieri, B., Cutuli, G.,: Economic crisis, welfare-labour market assets and unemployment in Europe
  • Grotti, R., Scherer, S.,: Economic inequality and the role of the family 
  • Guetto, R., Azzolini D.,: And they all lived happily ever after. Evidence for status-exchange among mixed-nativity couples in Italy 

Sesta Conferenza ESPAnet Italia - Italia, Europa. Integrazione sociale e integrazione politica - Università della Calabria, 19-21 Settembre 2013

  • Barbieri, P., Bozzon, R.: Family changes and poverty risks. An analysis of poverty around childbirth in different EU welfare arrangements

20th International Conference of Europeanists: Crisis & Contingency: States of (In)stability Council for European Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - June 25-27, 2013

  • Barbieri, P., Cutuli G.: Employment regimes, labour market dualism and inequality in Europe

ECONOMIC CRISES, SOCIAL INEQUALITIES AND SOCIAL POLICIES - Spring 2013 Meeting of the ISA RC28 - Trento, May 16-18, 2013

  • Barbieri, P., Bozzon, R.: Family changes and poverty risks. An analysis of poverty around childbirth in different EU welfare arrangements
  • Barbieri, P., Cutuli G.: EPL, labour market dualism and inequality in Europe
  • Lugo M.: Consequences of union dissolution on employment career in Italy and in the United States 
ECSR/EQUALSOC Conference: Economic change, Quality of life and Social cohesion, Stockholm University, Sweden, September 24-26, 2012:
  • Barbieri, P., Bozzon, R.: Family and social risks. An analysis of poverty around childbirth in different EU welfare arrangements. 
  • Barbieri, P.,  Cutuli G.: Employment regimes, Labour market dualism and inequality in Europe.
  • Dotti Sani, G. M.: The division of domestic chores among European couples.
  • Guetto, R., Luijkx, R., Scherer, S.: Family values and low fertility in Europe.

International Association Time Use Research, 34th conference, Matsue, Japan, 21-24 August 2012 -Dotti Sani, G. M. and Treas J.: Changes in Mothers’ and Fathers’ Time in Child Care and Housework in Western Countries

SGBF Kongress: Educational Inequality and Justice: Scientific and Social Challenges, Bern, Switzerland, 2-4 July, 2012 Invited plenary lecure - Scherer, S.: Più investimenti – Meno Ritorni? Espansione educativa e accesso all’occupazione in Italia. Publication in preparation.

AIS-EDU Conference in Trento, Itlay, 16-17 March. 2012- Barbieri, P., Scherer, S., Carrossa, S.: Effectively Maintained Inequality in Italy. 

ECSR 20th Anniversary Conference: European Society or Societies? A 20-Year Perspective” University College, Dublin, Ireland, 14-17 December, 2011

  • Plenary lecture - Scherer, S.: Economic and Social Consequence of Changing Work-Family Equilibria. 
  • Barbieri, P, Bozzon, R.: Family and social risks. An analysis of poverty and deprivation around childbirth in different EU welfare arrangements.
  • Dotti Sani, G, Scherer, S.: Do it both, but how? Maternal employment in Europe.

EUROFRAME Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland, June 2011 - Cutuli, G.: Fixed term contract, economic conjuncture and training opportunities. 

CreAM joint conference “Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge”, London, GB, 6 – 9/04/2011 - Guetto, R. (with Panichella N.):Geographical mobility and reproductive choices of Italian men.

Short Presentations

Published as articles
  • Accumulation of employment instability among partners. Evidence from six EU countries - Stefani Scherer & Raffaele Grotti [You can find the article below]

  • Geographical mobility and reproductive choices of Italian men - Raffaele Guetto & Nazareno Panichella [You can find the article below]

  • More investment - Less Returns? Educational expansion and the access labor market position - Stefani Scherer & Gabriele Ballarino [You can find the article below]

  • Poor but handsome  - Paolo Barbieri, Giorgio Cutuli & Marco Tosi [You can find the article below]

  • Fixed-term contracts, economic conjuncture and training opportunities - Giorgio Cutuli & Raffaele Guetto [You can find the article below]



Poor but handsome (PDF | 262 KB )

Forthcoming, submitted or under review
  • And they all lived happily ever after: evidence for status-exchange among mixed-nativity couples in Italy - Raffaele Guetto & Davide Azzolini [You can find the presentation below]

  • Economic Inequality and the role of the family: do household characteristics account for level and changes in income inequality? - Stefani Scherer & Raffaele Grotti [You can find the presentation below]

  • An empirical assessment of the role of values on demographic behaviours - Raffaele Guetto, Ruud Luijkx & Stefani Scherer

  • Labour market deregulation "at the margins" and fertility decisions in Italy and Spain - Paolo Barbieri & Rossella Bozzon [You can find the presentation below]

  • Employment protection legislation, labour market dualism and inequalites in Europe - Paolo Barbieri & Giorgio Cutuli [You can find the presentation below]

  • Does employment insecurity come in couples? The accomulation of risks among partners in six EU countries - Stefani Scherer & Raffaele Grotti [You can find the presentation below]

  • Do it both: but how? - Giulia Dotti Sani & Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation below]

  • Religiosity, Gender Attitudes and Women’s Labour Market Participation and Fertility Decisions in Europe - Raffaele Guetto, Ruud Luijkx and Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation below]

  • The role of gender and education in early labor market careers: Long-term trends in Italy - Paolo Barbieri, Giorgio Cutuli, Michele Lugo and Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation below]



Do it both: but how? (PDF | 197 KB )

Work in progress
  • You can get it if you really want... Fertility decisions in the light of preferences and bargaining situation in the household - Rossella Bozzon and Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation below]

  • Immigrants in Italy. A new phenomenon and some old problems - Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation below]

  • Inequality of educational attainment. Vertical and Horizontal Stratification in 20th Century Italy - Paolo Barbieri, Sabrina Carrossa and Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation below]

  • Economic consequences of family event in Italy - Paolo Barbieri and Michele Lugo [You can find the presentation below]

  • Consequences of union dissolutions on employment career. A comparison between Italy and the United States - Michele Lugo and Paolo Barbieri [You can find the presentation below]

  • The Spreading of Cohabitations as a Diffusion Process. Evidence From Italy - Raffaele Guetto, Moreno Mancosu, Stefani Scherer and Giulia Torricelli [You can find the presentation and a long abstract below]

  • Part-time and women’s employment in Europe. Studying regions over time - Barbieri, Paolo, Cutuli, Giorgio, Guetto, Raffaele and Scherer, Stefani [You can find the presentation and a long abstract below]

  • Family changes and poverty risks. An analysis of poverty around childbirth in different EU welfare arrangements - Paolo Barbieri & Rossella Bozzon [You can find the presentation below]
  • Economic inequality and the role of the household: to what extent can household characteristics and income mobility account for levels and changes in income inequality? - Raffaele Grotti
  • Economic crisis, welfare-labour market settings and unemployment in Europe - Paolo Barbieri and Giorgio Cutuli [You can find the presentation below]

  • Migration and fertility in Europe: exposure and transmission of cultural norms - Raffaele Guetto, Mattia Oliviero and Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation below]

  • Education and Fertility: the moderating role of public childcare services - Raffaele Guetto and Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation below]

  • Cultural and structural determinants of female labour market participation in Europe: the role of public childcare services - Raffaele Guetto and Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation below]

  • Career consequences of atypical employment in Italy - Paolo Barbieri, Giorgio Cutuli, Ruud Luijkx, Gabiele Mari and Stefani Scherer [You can find the presentation and a long abstract below]

  • And their Children after Them? Women’s Employment and Men’s Socialization to New Women’s Roles - Adriano Cataldo, Raffaele Guetto and Stefani Scherer



Previous publications by team members on related topics (incomplete section)

Papers and Working Papers

Barbieri, P., G.Cutuli, (2010):  “A uguale lavoro, paghe diverse; Differenziali salariali e lavoro a termine nel mercato del lavoro italiano”, Stato e Mercato, 4(2010).

Cutuli, G. (2008): “Lavoro a tipico e salari, una discriminazione nascosta nel mercato del lavoro italiano”,  POLIS, 3(2008).

Barbieri, P. Carrossa, S. (2009) “Short notes on data quality and cross-national comparability in income measures using EU-SILC cross-sectional and panel data”, Working Paper presented at the EQUALSOC seminar held at the ESRI on the 26/27 of March. Downloadable.

Barbieri, P., S. Scherer (2009): Labour Markte Flexibilisation and its Consequences in Italy. European Sociological Review 25(6): 677-692.

Scherer, S. (2009): The Social Consequences of Insecure Jobs. Social Indicators Research. 93(3): 527 – 547.

Bozzon R. (2008): Modelli di partecipazione delle donne al mercato del lavoro. Un’applicazione dell’analisi delle sequenze alle storie lavorative femminili, Stato e Mercato, 2.

Scherer, S., E. Reyneri (2008): Come è cresciuta l’occupazione femminile in Italia: fattori strutturali e culturali a confronto.  Stato e Mercato, 84, agosto: 183-213. 

Barbieri, P., S. Scherer (2007): Vite Svendute. Uno sguardo analitico alla costruzione sociale delle prossime generazioni di outsider". Polis: ricerche e studi su società e politica in Italia, 2007, n. 3: 431-460

Barbieri, P., S. Scherer (2005): Le conseguenze sociali della flessibilizzazione del mercato del lavoro in Italia. In: Stato e Mercato, 74, 2: 291-321.

Bozzon R., Degasperi M., Marzadro S. e Podestà F. (2005): Consistenza e composizione sociale degli indigenti. Effetti della variazione delle soglie di povertà monetaria e dell’ambito territoriale, POLIS, 3.

Scherer, S. (2005): Patterns of Labour Market Entry. In: European Sociological Review, 21(5): 427-440

Scherer, S. (2004): Stepping-stones or Traps? The Consequences of Labour Market Entry Position for the Further Career Chances in Germany, Italy and Great Britain. Work Employment and Society, 18(2): 369-394.

Books and Book Chapters

Barbieri P., Bozzon R., Scherer S (forthcoming), Italy, in Paolo Barbieri (ed.), "Flexible Employment and the Welfare State in Europe", Edward Elgar.

Barbieri, P., S. Scherer (2011) Retirement in Italy. Rising social inequalities across generations. In: Blossfeld H.-P., Buchholz S and Kurz K. (Eds), Ageing Populations, Globalization and the Labor Market: Comparing Late Working Life and Retirement in Modern Societies. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar.

Scherer, S. , N. Steiber (2007) Family and Work in Conflict? Evidence from Six European Countries. In: Gallie, Duncan (Ed.): Employment Regimes  and the Quality of Work. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 137- 178. 

Bozzon, R., Degasperi, M., Marzadro, S. e Podestà, F. (2007), “Povertà e deprivazione in Trentino”, in Brandolini A. e Saraceno C. (ed.), "Povertà e benessere. Una geografia delle disuguaglianze in Italia", Bologna, Il Mulino.

Policy Paper (Equalsoc): Atypical Employment and Welfare Regimes

* financial support by the network of excellence Equalsoc (www.equalsoc.org), funded under the 6 FP, is greatfully acknowledged.


Brown Bag Seminars

each 1st THURSDAY of the month,
Via Verdi 26, 3rd floor, 12:00-14:00

Brown Bag Seminars moved to the Center for Social Inequality Studies:

BBS 2014-2015

  please refer to this page for the current version: http://r.unitn.it/en/soc/csis/brown-bag-seminars

BBS 2013-2014

19 Sep.

Expansion of schooling and educational inequality in Europe - Francesco Scervini (UniTO) & Elena Meschi (UniVE)

14-16  Oct.

ECSR CONFERENCE - 'Developments in Social Inequality and Social Cohesion' Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands

7 Nov.

The incorporation of immigrants in the receiving labour market. Usual and innovative ways of analysis for the Italian case - 

Emilio Reyneri & Giovanna Fullin (UniMIB)

12 Dec.

Couple inequalities in time devoted to paid and unpaid work. The role of unobserved gender motivation. - Alvaro Martinez-Perez (University of Sheffield)

9 Jan.

Perceived fairness and the gendered division of labour: some preliminary findings from an experimental vignette design - 

Renzo Carriero & Lorenzo Todesco (UniTO)

6 Feb.

Education and fertility in a cross-national context - Ian Ross Macmillan (DONDENA, Uni Bocconi)

27 March

Comparative policy perspectives of happiness and parenthood - Letizia Mencarini (UniTO)

3 April

Discussing the the concept of Integration: Towards an Interactive, Multidimensional and Dinamic Process Conceptualization - Marc Swyngedouw (Uni Leuven)

22 May

Education and Social Mobility in Italy in the XXth century - Carlo Barone & Raffaele Guetto (UniTN)

5 June

Only a vocation? Labor market opportunities, occupational choices and the quality of the teaching workforce - Gianluca Argentin (UniMIB)

BBS 2012-2013

13 Sep.

Inequality reduction through vocational paths? - Steffen Schindler (HIS & Uni Hannover)

04 Oct.

De-commodification and de-familisation in western Europe: a reassessment through the living standard approach - Federico Podesta' (OPES UniTN) & Sonia Marzadro (OPES UniTN)

08 Nov.

Divorce in multiple equilibria - an application to Germany - Daniela Bellani (UPF Barcelona) & Gosta Esping-Andersen (UPF Barcelona)

06 Dec.

Secularization or religious revival? Measuring church attendance trend in Italy using multilevel analysis - Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi (UniMI) & Cristiano Vezzoni (UniTN)

17 Jan.

Employment regimes, labour market dualism and inequality in Europe - Paolo Barbieri (UniTN) & Giorgio Cutuli (UniTN)

07 Feb.

Is Fertility in the Genes? Unravelling gene-environment interactions and fertility - Nicola Barban (Univeristy of Groningen)

07 March

Social-origin inequalities in educational careers in Italy. Performance or decision effects? - Andrea Scagni & Dalit Contini (UniTO)

04 April

Insegnare a insegnare? La valutazione di due politiche formative per insegnanti di scuola media - Giovanni Abbiati (UniMi)

16-18 May

ISA-RC28 with lots of interesting papers https://www.unitn.it/archivio/events/en/isa-rc28

06 June

Early career patterns in Italy: a cross-cohort comparison - Emanuela Struffolino (UniMIB)

BBS 2011-2012

15 Sep.

Inequality of opportunity for young people in Italy: understanding the role of circumstances - Gabriella Berloffa (UniTN) & Francesca Modena (UniTN) & Paola Villa (UniTN)

21 Oct.

The European Values Study 1981-2008: four waves of comparative reserach. What can we learn from it and how can we use the data on the micro and macro level - Ruud Luijkxs (Tilburg)

03 Nov.

Educational Achivement Gaps Between Immigrants and Native Students in Two “New Immigration Countries”: Italy and Spain in comparison - Davide Azzolini (UniTN) & Philipp Schnell (Univ. of Vienna) & John Palmer (Univ. of Princenton)

01 Dec.

Sono razionali gli attentatori suicidi? - Domenico Tosini (UniTN)

19 Jan.

Institutional Reforms and Educational Attainment in Europe: a lung run perspective - Michela Braga (UniMI) & Daniele Checchi (UniMI) & Elena Meschi (UniVE Ca Foscari)

02 Feb.

Does the Gender Wage Gap Grow Through the Early Career? - Leen Vandecasteele (EUI)

01 March

The Weight of the Genetic and Environmental Dimensions in the Inter-Generational transmission of Educational Success - Mario Lucchini (UniMIB) & Sara Della Bella (UniTN)

16 March

Presentazione del Rapporto sulla Scuola in Italia 2011 della Fondazione Agnelli - Stefano Molina & Gianfranco De Simone (Fondazione G. Agnelli)

12 April

Much Ado About Nothing: Threat of Grade Retention and Education Reforms in Italy - Erich Battistin & Ilaria Covizzi & Antonio Schizzerotto (IRVAPP)

03 May

How far is the capital city? Geographical remoteness as an element of the centre-periphery cleavage, and its impact on individual vote choice (You can find the poster below) - Lorenzo De Sio (Luiss) & Cristiano Vezzoni (UniTN)

07 June

And Their Children After Them? Estimating the Effect of College on Educational Reproduction (You can find the poster below) - Richard Breen (Yale)

BBS 2010-2011

4 Nov.

Povertà e Deprivazione in Europa - Sabrina Carrossa (UniTN)

2 Dec.

Geographic Mobility and Reproductive choices of Italian Men - Raffaele Guetto (UniTN) & Nazareno Panichella (UniMI)

13 Jan.

The Two Last Decades of Inequality Trends in Italy: the changing structure of inequality and the "losing generation" - Marco Albertini (UniBO)

10 Feb.

Divisione del Lavoro Domestico e Percezione di Giustizia: il ruolo dei confronti interpresonali, Un modello di simulazione - Renzo Carrieri (UniTO)

3 Mar.

Educational Expansion, Equality of Opportunity and Credential Inflation: a comparative analysis - Gabriele Ballarino (UniMI) & Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI)

7 Apr.

Intergenerational and intragenerational social mobility in a micro-class perspective - Reinhand Pollak (WZB)

5 May

Il gioco d’azzardo: l’iniquità di una tassa volontaria. La relazione tra condizioni socio-economiche, partecipazione e spesa nei giochi tra le famiglie italiane, 1999-2009. - Moris triventi (UniMIB) & Simone Sarti (UNIMI)

9 Jun.

I trasferimenti finanziari a favore degli studenti universitari: una valutazione d’impatto - Loris Vergolini & Nadir Zanini (IRVAPP)

Festival dell'economia (Trento)

2014: Classi Dirigenti, crescita e bene comune

2nd June 2014: Regole del lavoro e accesso alle classi dirigenti

Intervengono: Paolo Barbieri, Daniele Checchi, Enrico Giovannini, Antonio Schizzerotto

Introduce e coordina: Roberta Carlini

A cura di CSIS - Center for Social Inequality Studies

2013: Sovranità e conflitto

31st May 2013: Welfare e cittadinanza sociale: Nuovi equilibri nel mediterraneo

Intervengono: Paolo Barbieri, Chiara Saraceno e Stefani Scherer

A cura di FamIne

2012: Cicli di vita e rapporti tra generazioni

1st June 2012: Bamboccioni, sfigati e sindrome del ritardo: quale ruolo delle istituzioni nella transizione alla vita adulta

Intervengono: Gabriele Ballarino, Paolo Barbieri, Carlo Buzzi, Daniele Checchi, Stefani Scherer

A cura di FamIne

1st June 2012: Una valutazione empirica del ruolo dei valori nei comportamenti demografici

A cura di Raffaele Guetto (PhD student - FamIne)

You can find the poster below


13th -14th October 2011 - Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento

Work-Family Equilibria (You can find the poster below)



Work-Family Equilibria (PDF | 2.1 MB )




Donne lavoro e maternità: il Tg3 intervista il sociologo Barbieri  [VIDEO]

Posto fisso: trampolino o trappola? [VIDEO]

Mito e meta del posto fisso [VIDEO]


"Il nostro welfare si rivela inadeguato ai nuovi bisogni" in "Il Sole 24 ore" (20 April 2011) [DOWNLOAD]


FamIne - Families of Inequalities
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