CURRICULUM VITAE ET STUDIORUM

Present appointments

Dec. 2017 – currentFull Professor of Demography, University of Florence
2017 – currentPrincipal Investigator of the ERC Consolidator Grant EU-FER, “Economic Uncertainty and Fertility in Europe” (1.7 milion Euros)
May 2018 – currentEditor-in-Chief of GENUS, Journal of Population Sciences
2016 – currentElected Member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS)
2012 – currentScientific Co-Coordinator of the University of Florence Academic Spin–Off VALMONs.r.l

Research interests

  • Family-related behaviors (fertility; union formation and dissolution) and their relations with the socio-economic status of individuals
  • Comparative family demography
  • Family life courses: Theoretical and methodological issues
  • Family events and subjective well-being

Management

2017 – currentDirector, Master Programme in Development of Sustainable Tourism Systems, University of Florence
2018 – currentMember, University of Florence Observatory on Research 
2017 – currentMember, University of Florence ERC Task Force
2015 – 2016Vice-Director, Master Programme in Statistics, Actuarial and Financial Sciences, University of Florence
2014 – 2016Steering Committee, Master Programme in Development of Sustainable Tourism Systems, University of Florence
2014 – 2016Responsible for International Relations, Master Programme in Development of Sustainable Tourism Systems, University of Florence
2013 – 2016Steering CommitteeDepartment of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications “G. Parenti”, University of Florence
2010 – 2016Steering Committee, Master Programmes in Statistics, Actuarial and Financial Sciences (2012-2016) and in Statistical Sciences (2010-11), University of Florence
2010 – 2014Steering Committee, Bachelor in Statistics, University of Florence

Education and training

2005 – 2008PhD in Demography, Department of Demographic Sciences, La Sapienza – University of Rome, Italy
2005 – 2006European  Research Master of Demography, Degree of the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) 2005/2006, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

1998 – 2004

Master Degree in Statistics and Economics, University of Florence, Italy

previous appointments

2015 – 2017Associate Professor of Demography, University of Florence
2009 – 2015Assistant Professor of Demography (Permanent Position), University of Florence
2008 – 2009Post-Doc Fellow (4 months),  Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
2007 – 2009Research Fellow (15 months), Department of Statistics “G. Parenti”, University of Florence
2006 – 2007Winter Fellow (6 months), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany
2004Research Fellow (4 months), Department of Statistics “G. Parenti”, University of Florence

review activity

Projects evaluatorEuropean Commission – NORFACE network; French National Research Agency; Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR); the Research Foundation – Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen, FWO); Croatia Science Foundation (Hrvatska Zaklada za Znanost, HRZZ); National Science Centre Poland (Naradowe Centrum Nauki)
Referee for journalsAdvances in Quality of Life Research; Advances in Life Course Research; Annals of Applied Statistics; Comparative Population Studies; Demography; Demographic Research; European Journal of Population; European Sociological Review; Feminist Economics; Genus – Journal of Population Science; International Migration Review; Journal of Economic and Behavioral Organization; Journal of Family Issues; Journal of Marriage and Family; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A; Journal of Population Research; Population; Population, Space and Place; Statistical Bullettin; Population Research and Policy Review; Population Studies; Rivista Italiana di Economia, Demografia e Statistica; Regional Studies; Social Indicators Research; Studies in Family Planning, Time and Society

Teaching activity

Courses for PhD students
2016 – currentFamily Demography (8 hours), PhD Program in Social and Political Change [Mutamento Sociale e Politico], Joint PhD program of University of Florence and Turin
2016 – currentConsequences of Demographic Change – Families (8 hours), European Doctoral School of Demography
2015 – currentDemographics and Family Changes (6 hours), PhD program in Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy
2014 – currentMicro-Macro Approaches in Family Demography (12 hours), PhD program in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics & PhD program in Applied Statistics, University of Florence
Courses in MBA programmes
2018 – currentSocial Demography (42 hours), Master program in Sociologia e ricerca sociale,  University of Florence
2008 – currentDemographic Models / Event-History Analysis (72 hours; in English), Master program in Statistica, Scienze Attuariali e Finanziarie,  University of Florence
2013 – currentBusiness Demography (48 hours; in English), Master program in Design of Sustainable Tourism systems, University of Florence

Board of phd programs

2013 – currentBoard of PhD Program in “Social and Political Change” [“Mutamento Sociale e Politico”], University of Florence
2013 – currentBoard of PhD Program in “Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics”, University of Florence
2012 – 2016Board of PhD Program in “Applied Statistics”, University of Florence

Supervision of post-docs, PhD and master students

Post-docsDr. Giacomo Bazzani (2018-current); Dr. Niccolò Innocenti (2017-current); Dr. Alessandra Minello (2018); Dr. Valentina Tocchioni (2016-2018); Dr. Elena Ruviglioni (2015)
PhD StudentsFrancesco Liedl (PhD program in “Demography”, Sapienza, University of Rome); Giammarco Alderotti (PhD program in “Demography”, Sapienza, University of Rome); Giulia Torelli (PhD program in “Mathematics,  Informatics, Statistics”, University of Florence); Michele Mozzachiodi (PhD program in “Mathematics,  Informatics, Statistics”, University of Florence); Cristina Ocello (PhD in “Applied tatistics”, University of Florence); Ilaria Vannini (PhD in “Applied Statistics”, University of Florence)
Master studentsSupervisor of more than 30 master theses, Master Programme in Statistica, Scienze Attuariali e Finanziarie (2009 – current) & Master program in Scienze Statistiche (2009 – 2014), University of Florence; Supervision of more than 30 master theses, Master Programme in Development of Sustainable Tourism Systems 2009 – current, University of Florence

Scientific societies (past roles and membership)

2013  – 2015Elected member of the steering committee of the Italian Association for Quality-of-Life Studies (AIQUAV). Role: Secretary.
2009 – 2011Elected member of the steering committee of the Italian Association for Population Studies (AISP). Role: Secretary
MembershipsAISP (Italian Association for Population Studies); EAPS (European Association for Population Studies); IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population); PAA (Population Association of America); SIS (Statistical Italian Society)

Past projects coordination

2016 – 2017Principal Investigator of the Italian grant “Famiglie e Benessere: Dinamiche e Relazioni” (30,000 Euros). Funding: University of Florence Strategic Project 2016 
2012 – 2015Coordinator of Italian research unit. Project “Childbearing within Cohabitation” (10,000 Euros). Funding: European Research Council Starting Grant CHILDCOHAB. Principal Investigator: Prof. Brienna Perelli-Harris
2013Fieldwork Director of European Social Survey, round 6, Italy (100,000 Euros). Survey agency: VALMONs.r.l. Funding: 2012 MiUR-PRIN grant. Coordinator: Prof. Leonardo Morlino

Projects participation (selection)

2017 – currentCREW – Care, Retirement & Wellbeing of Older People Across Different Welfare Regimes. Funding: Joint Programming Initiative, More Years Better Lives 2017-2020. Coordinator: Prof. Bruno Arpino
2013 – 2016FamiliesAndSocieties. Funding: FP7-SSH-2012 Programme, European Commission. Coordinator: Prof. Livia Sz. Oláh.
2011 – 2015Family dynamics, fertility choices and family policyFunding: Research Council of Norway. Coordinator: Dr. Trude Lappegård
2011 – 2014FamChIP – Family Change in Italy and Poland. Funding: Polish Ministry of Research. Coordinator: Prof. Irena E. Kotowska
2009Monitoring Quality of Life in Europe. Family Life and Work. Funding: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Coordinator: Prof. Irena E. Kotowska
2008 – 2010Life Course Dynamics between context and strong ties. Funding: 2007 MiURPRIN grant. Coordinator: Prof. Francesco Billari
2008 – 2010The cost of children. Estimates, connections with the low Italian fertility, policy implications, and determination of a fair child support payment when parents divorce. Funding: 2007 MiUR-PRIN grant. Coordinator: Prof. Gustavo De Santis
2008An exploration among Italian data sources concerning geo-referenced data. Working group of the “Commissione per la Garanzia dell’Informazione Statistica”, Executive Commission of the Italian Government. Coordinator: Prof. Alessandra Petrucci
2008An exploration among Italian data sources concerning families: A proposal of a new Italian household panel survey. Working group of the “Commissione per la Garanzia dell’Informazione Statistica”, Executive Commission of the Italian Government. Coordinator: Prof. Carlo A. Corsini
2007 – 2008MAGGIE – Major Ageing and Gender Issues in Europe. Funding: FP6-2004- CITIZENS-5, European Commission. Coordinator: Dr. Joëlle Gaymu
2005 – 2006Family instability: causal aspects and demographic, economic, and social consequences. Funding: 2005 MiUR-PRIN grant. Coordinator: Prof. Massimo Livi Bacci
2004 – 2005Mediterranean Social Cohesion, Identity and Urban Population: Sustainable Development, Policy, Foundations. Funding: Italian FISR-CNR. Coordinator: Prof. Giuseppe Gesano

Conferences organization (selection)

2018Convener (Topic: Fertility) for the “2018 European Population Conference”, Brussels, June 6-9 2018
2017Scientific Committee and Organising Committee of the “2017 Italian Population Days”, Florence, February 8-10 2017
2016Scientific Committee of the “2016 Italian Statistical Society Meeting”, Salerno, June 8-10 2016
2013Scientific Committee of the conference “Comparing Families: Does the International Perspective Help?”, Warsaw, December 16-17 2013
2013Scientific Committee and Organising Commitee of the “I Edition of the Italian Quality-of Life Studies Conference”, Florence, July 29-31 2013
2011Conference Chair (together with Stefano Mazzuco) of the symposium “YOUPOP – Meeting of Italian young population researchers”, Florence, September 22-23 2011
2011Scientific Committee of the “2011 Italian Population Days”, Ancona, February 2-4 2011

Invited presentations and seminars (selection)

2018First Birth Losses and Gains under Economic Uncertainty: The Case of Italy. Conference “Low Fertility, Labor Market, and Family: Factors, Outcomes, and Policy Implications”, Organized by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs and the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai, October 17-20 2017
2017Economic Uncertainty and Fertility. University of Catania, October 11 2017
2017The transition to parenthood among Britain’s “Generation Rent”: examining the changing role of housing tenure. Conference “Partner Relationships, Residential Relocations and Housing in the Life Course”, Cologne, Germany, July 27-29 2017
2015Uncertain lives. Insights into the role of job precariousness on family formation practices in Italy. Centre for Population Change, Edinburgh, Scotland, January 29 2015
2012The Educational Gradient in Marital Disruption: A Meta-Analysis of European Longitudinal Research. SUDA Demographic Colloquium, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, January 19 2012
2012Micro-Macro Approaches in Family Demography. Conference “Applied Demography – New Methods and Research Needs”, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, November 27-28 2012
2011Changing Patterns of Dissolution in Europe: A Meta-Analysis of Thirty Years of  Research. Dondena Seminars, Bocconi University, Milan, June 6 2011
2011Families “all’italiana”: 150 years of history. Conference “XLVIII Scientific Meeting of the Italian Society of Economics, Demography and Statistics”, Rome, May 26-28 2011 (with Alessandra De Rose)
2010Accumulation of work experience and the transition to motherhood in Italy and Poland. SUDA Demographic Colloquium, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, January 21 2010
2010The Breaking-Down of the Marriage in Italy.  Conference “Spain and Italy: as Similar as Thought?”, Madrid, Spain, September 23–24 2010 (with Giuseppe Gabrielli)
2009Accumulation of work experience and the transition to motherhood in Italy and Poland. Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland, November 2 2009
2009Methods for Reconciling the Micro and the Macro in Family Demography Research: A Systematization. Conference “Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Large Data-Sets”, Italian Statistical Society, Pescara, September 23-25 2009
2009Living as a Woman in Old Age in Europe. Extraordinary Meeting of Women’s Committee, European Economic and Social Committee, Bruxelles, Belgium, September 15 2009
2009Accumulation of work experience and the transition to motherhood in Italy and Poland. Conference “Transnationalization, Globalization and its Effects on Women’s Employment and Family Transitions”, Tallinn, Estonia, September 4-5 2009 (with Anna Matysiak)