In the chapter, we analyze the growth of “bad” part-time suffered during the year of crisis in South Europe and we apply an intersectional approach to see how distinct groups of women suffer from deteriorating conditions when employed part-time. One of the most important results is that indeed some groups of women (i.e. high-educated young women without children) are in the majority involuntarily employed part-time, up to 90% of total part-timers.
Wednesday, June 19th I held the VINE lab hosted by the IGOP Summer School “Desigualtati Barri. Com fer-hi front?”. During this event, we gathered policymakers, social workers, students and researchers to discuss the results produced by the MSCA project VINE. Goal of the day was to produce a series of recommendations that could face the phenomenon of involuntary part-time among women in Southern Europe.
Thanks to the wonderful discussion and the committment of the participants we were able to offer three main interventions, fighting against the occupational segregation, offering virtuous models that can reduce the amount of involuntary part-time among women and offering policy alternatives to decommodify labour. Soon, we will make available on this website the resulted policy recommendations.
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.
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…)
From August 5th to August 17th, I have been attending the Essex Summer School in Social Sciences Data Analysis at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. In particular, I have attended the course in “Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis” with Moritz Marbach as instructor. (more…)