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Assistant Professor
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

Master of Science in Economic and Social Sciences at Bocconi University

PhD in Sociology at University of Groningen, The Netherlands

AXA Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy

Academic CV

Assistant Professor in Sociology at the Policy Analysis and Public Management Department

Research Fellow at the DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy

Research areas

My research interests focus on sociology of the family (life course, fertility decision-making), social and personal networks, subjective well-being and health behaviors among young people.



Balbo, N., and B. Arpino (2016). The role of family orientations in shaping the effect of fertility on subjective well-being. Demography, 53(4): 955-978

Aassve, A., B. Arpino, & N. Balbo (2016). It takes two to tango: couples' happiness and childbearing. European Journal of Population, 32(3): 339-354

Balbo, N., and N. Barban (2014). Does fertility spread among friends? American Sociological Review, 79(3): 412-431

Balbo, N., F.C. Billari, and M. Mills (2013). Fertility in advanced societies: a review of research. European Journal of Population, 29(1): 1-38

Balbo, N., and M. Mills (2011). The influence of the family network on the realization of fertility intentions. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2011, 9: 179-206

Balbo, N., and M. Mills (2011). Social capital and pressure in fertility decision-making: second and third births in France, Germany and Bulgaria, Population Studies, 65(3): 335-351