PhD in Social and Political Science, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, 2005.
Gender studies, Labour-market Participation and Fertility, Work-family Reconciliation, Transition to Parenthood, Comparative Social Solicy and Family Policy, Longitudinal Quantitative Analyses.
- Women in and out of paid work: Changes Across Generations in Italy and Britain, Bristol: The Policy Press, 2009.
- Women's Continuous Careers in Italy: The Education and Public Sector Divide, in: Teresa Martin-Garcia (ed) “Romulus and Remus or Just Neighbours? A Study of Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics in Italy and Spain”, Population Review, 2013, 52 (1), pp. 129-148, with Bettio Francesca, 2013.
- Female Employment and Elderly Care: the Role of Care Policies and Culture in 21 European Countries”, Work, Employment and Society, pp 1-24, first published online 16-2-2016, with Naldini Manuela, Pavolini Emmanuele, 2016.