PhD Catholic University of Milano (philosophy)
Family arrangements and family change; gender and intergenerational relations; welfare states and social policies; poverty and social exclusion
Until 2008 Professor of sociology of family at the University of Torino, until June 2011 Research professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung.
Visiting researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Member of the "Carlo F. Dondena" Centre for Research on Social Dynamics
- The Impact of Different Social-Policy Frameworks on Social Inequalities among Women in the European Union: The Labour-Market Participation of Mothers, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, 2013, On line first, May 2013, with Keck W.
- Does Cohabitation Lead to Weaker Intergenerational Bonds Than Marriage? A Comparison Between Italy and the United Kingdom, European Sociological Review, 3, 29, 2013, pp. 549-564, with Nazio T.
- Social inequalities in facing old-age dependency: a bi-generational perspective, Journal of European Social Policy, 20, 1, 2010, pp. 1-13.
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