Work is a gender issue

I have been invited by the Huffington Post to give a comment on the recent change in family policy by the Italian government. In fact, the new populist government has decided to cut a cash transfer to families that opt for renouncing to the non-compulsory parental leave.

In the post, I raise the economic underpinnings of this choice, as women’s employment also affects the economic growth in general. In fact, if not for equality issue, favouring the participation of women to labour market is a matter of competitivity. My comments stem from the preliminary results of the VINE project.

At the REPS 2018 on Part-Time and Marginal Work

October 5th and 6th I have been participating at the REPS (Red Espanola de Politicas Sociales), which took place in Zaragoza. It has been a great occasion to present preliminary advancements of my project VINE to a Spanish audience, also challenging my skills in Spanish. (more…)

Interviewed on Women and Work

During the last Jobless Society Forum (June 13th), the Foundation Feltrinelli has interviewed me on the topic of Women and Work. During the video, I briefly explain the results of the discussion organised during the Third Edition of the Jobless Society in which we focus on the ambivalences of part-time employment and the quality of the work that women can access.

You can access the video on youtube, the interview is in Italian. Women and Work is the topic of my MSCA project VINE – Social Vulnerability and its Intersections.

Participating at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

Great days in Toronto! From July, 15th to July 21st I have participated to the XIX World Congress of Sociology, together with 5.700 delegates coming from all over the world. During the week, I have contributed to the congress presenting my last researches on VINE,¬†on marginal work and on social innovation in the alternative food networks. Without forgetting my active participation to the works of RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups, in which I am standing in the elections for the board in my second term. (more…)