Courses a.y. 2023/2024
I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University. I was an AXA Post-doctoral Fellow at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Bocconi University) in 2013-2016. I received a PhD in Sociology from the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), based at the University of Groningen, in 2012.
I am a research fellow at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Bocconi University).
Between 2013 and 2016 I carried out my first project as PI (funded by AXA Research Fund). Since 2016, I have been an Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, participating as PI or team member in different international research projects, and with responsibilities in two different scientific associations (European Association for Population Studies and Italian Association for Population Studies).
My research interests lie in the areas of sociology of the family, fertility and life course research, social capital and networks. Moreover I have been working at the intersection between health and social sciences focusing on adolescents’ health behaviors, children disability and subjective well-being.
Fertility drain or fertility gain? Emigration and fertility during the Great Recession in Italy
DEMOGRAPHY, 58 (2): 631–654, 2021
The strength of family ties and Covid-19
Trends in the use of mind-altering drugs among European adolescents during the Great Recession
HEALTH POLICY, 124 (5): 568–574, 2020
Cementing the stepfamily? Biological and stepparents’ relationship satisfaction after the birth of a common child in stepfamilies
JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES, 40(10), 1346-1363, 2019
Grandparenting, education and subjective well-being of older Europeans
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF AGEING, 15, pp. 251–263, 2018
It takes two to tango: couples’ happiness and childbearing
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POPULATION, 32(3): 339-354, 2016
The role of family orientations in shaping the effect of fertility on subjective well-being: a propensity score matching approach
DEMOGRAPHY, 53(4): 955-978, 2016
Mission Impossible? The impact of humanitarian aid context and individual characteristics on aid worker retention
Disasters, 39(3), pp. 522-545, 2015
Does fertility behavior spread among friends?
AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 79(3): 412-431, 2014
Fertility in advanced societies: a review of research / La fécondité dans les sociétés avancées: Un examen des recherches
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POPULATION, 29(1): 1-38, 2013
The influence of the family network on the realisation of fertility intentions
VIENNA YEARBOOK OF POPULATION RESEARCH, 9: 179-206, 2011
Social capital and pressure in fertility decision-making: second and third births in France, Germany and Bulgaria
Population Studies, 65(3): 335-351, 2011