The "Trento School of Applied Quantitative Research" is a multi-year advanced training school on key themes of sociology as analytical, quantitative and interdisciplinary social science, thus involving sociological, economic, demographic, statistical and computer science approaches.
The School aims to provide a systematic integration of the theoretical, methodological and technical ‘front edge’ aspects of applied quantitative research.
The School is addressed to PhD students, post-docs and researchers of universities, public and private research institutions in the early stages of their career or willing to deepen their preparation acquiring advanced technical-methodological knowledge applicable in their research. The official language of the School will be English.
The School will be held in Trento, Italy, from 9th to 11th October 2019 (three days). The first edition focuses on “Household dynamics, family events and inequalities in the life-course”.
Juho Härkönen is Professor of sociology at the European University Institute (EUI), while on leave from Stockholm University. His research interests are in family demography, stratification, life course research, and health. He is co-director of the EUIs Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC) and of Florence Population Studies (FloPS), and co-editor of Advances in Life Course Research.
Thomas Leopold is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He completed a PhD in sociology at the University of Bamberg and a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute. His interests are in social demography, life course research, and family relations. He is currently the PI of the NORFACE project CRITEVENTS (2017-2020) and Co-PI of the NORFACE project EQUALLIVES.
Daniele Vignoli is Professor of Demography at the University of Florence. He received his PhD in Demography from La Sapienza, University of Rome, in 2008. His research interests address: family demography; social demography; life course research. Currently, he leads an ERC Consolidator Grant titled “Economic Uncertainty and Fertility in Europe” and a Miur-Prin Grant titled “The Great Demographic Recession”.
Jan Skopek, is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. Previously, he was post-doctoral Senior Researcher at the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC) located at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy. His research relates to family and social stratification, social demography, the life course, cross-national comparison, and quantitative methodology.
Valentina Tocchioni is Assistant Professor in Social Statistics at the University of Florence. She completed her PhD in Applied Statistics at the University of Florence in 2016. Her current research addresses: causal inference in social applications; childlessness; interrelationship between employment/housing uncertainty and fertility; pregnancy and childbirth.
M.D. (Anne) Brons is a postdoc at the University of Utrecht (UU) within the VICI project of Anne-Rigt Poortman called “Family diversity after divorce and outcomes for children and parents”. Anne has a background in family sociology and social stratification. She did her PhD at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). After her PhD, which she will defend by the end of 2019, she worked for a year as a quantitative researcher at research bureau APE in the Hague.
By car or coach
The main road accesses to Trento are the following:
The fee for participation is Euro 150, inclusive of tuition, coffee breaks and lunches during the three days and a social dinner.
Note: Participants will be responsible for the costs of board and lodging in Trento.
Accommodations at agreed rates will be notified to the participants.