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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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Capitolo 2 - La Preparazione Dei Dati (ZIP | 33 KB )
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Barbieri, Paolo and Giovanna Fullin (2014). Lavoro, istituzioni, diseguaglianze. Il Mulino, Bologna.
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Capitolo 9 - Il caso italiano nel quadro europeo (PDF | 79 KB )
Capitolo 10 - La strategia analitica: self organising map (PDF | 159 KB )
Capitolo 10 - Appartenenza ai cluster (PDF | 61 KB )
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 Countries, European 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 decades, Stato 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 Markets. European 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 Men, European 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]
Uno sguardo sociologico a una situazione a rischio - Abstract (PDF | 229 KB )
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]
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]
Cutuli, Giorgio (2011). Pagare le tasse in Veneto [Paying taxes in Veneto], Paper n. 68, (2011), Ires Veneto. [You can find the paper below]
Pagare le tasse in Veneto (PDF | 328 KB )
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.
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.
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.
2012 (April): Dondena Seminar, Bocconi University, Milan,
2011 (July): NEPS Seminar, Bamberg University.
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.).
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.
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.
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:
2014 (May.): ISA-RC28 Spring Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, “Old and new social divides: social stratification research in the 21st century”. Talks:
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
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.
Fertility and work-family reconciliation in Italy (PDF | 1.4 MB )
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]
Geographical mobility and reproductive choices of Italian men (PDF | 393 KB )
Poor but handsome (PDF | 262 KB )
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 )
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]
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
Immigrants in Italy. A new phenomenon and some old problems (PDF | 197 KB )
Economic consequences of family event in Italy (PPT | 367 KB )
Career consequences of atypical employment in Italy (PPT | 373 KB )
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.
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.
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:
please refer to this page for the current version: http://r.unitn.it/en/soc/csis/brown-bag-seminars
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 )
FamIne - Families of Inequalities
Department of Sociology and Social Research
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