Please submit your abstract to REPS 2020!

Despite the MSCA funded project VINe has officially closed in June 2019, we are still working hard on the hints that followed. For this reason, together with Margarita León we have proposed a session at the next 2019 edition of the REPS, to be held in Bilbao (1st-3rd July). The session is entitled “Educación infantil y equidad” and it is part of the panel on family, care, and childhood. We aim at collecting papers that explore inequality in access to early childhood education and care, with specific attention to presentations that explore the role of local policies.

You can submit your abstract before 31st January 2020. Please find all the information on the REPS 2019 conference website. Contribution in English and from other countries than Spain are warmly encouraged.

CfP The Intersections of Economic Insecurity, Non-Standard Employment and Gender in Southern Europe

I am so happy to announce the Call for Papers of the new Research Topic published in Frontiers in Sociology. The CfP is entitled “The Intersections of Economic Insecurity, Non-Standard Employment and Gender in Southern Europe” and it is coedited with Christiana Ierodiakonou, from the University of Cyprus.

The Call for Papers aims to explore how gender and non-standard employment might explain the exposure to economic insecurity in Southern Europe. We call for contributions that apply an intersectional frame, studying gender in combination with different dimensions of inequalities (e.g. migrant backgrounds, classes, living in peripherical or fragile territories, etc). The following type of papers are welcomed: comparative or one-country cases in Southern Europe, theoretical or empirical studies, qualitative or quantitative analysis.

Please send your expression of interest to lara.maestripieri@gmail.com. Abstract submission closes February 15th, 2020.

This initiative is part of the dissemination activities made thanks to the MSCA Funded Project VINe, G.A. 747433

New article online on VINE

In the last week, the Italian online observatory on social policies has published an article on mine, based on the results of the VINe project. The article (in Italian) is entitled “Part-time involontario nel Sud Europa. Una nuova forma di precarietà per le donne?” and it resumes the main results published in the chapter written with M. Leon, published in “Part-Time Work, the new normal?” edited by H. Nicolaisen, H. C. Kavli and R. Steen Jensen for Policy Press.

Enjoy it!

VINE at the Sociology Week

I am very proud to announce that my project VINE, financed under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie program of the European Commission, is going to participate to the Sociology Week Festival, which is going to take place in the first week in October.

The event is going to take place in Catania, October 8th 2019. During the seminar, which is going to address a general public I will discuss the results of my project showing the growth of involuntary part-time in Southern Europe among women and its relationships with the increasing economic insecurity of households. See you there!

About Part-Time Work in Italy and Spain

It is finally out the book “Dualisation of Part-Time Work. The development of labour market insiders and outsiders”, edited by Heidi Nicolaisen, Hanne C. Kavli and Ragnhild S. Jensen. In this book you will find a chapter written by Margarita León and me about part-time work in Italy and Spain. The book is edited by Policy Press and it is also available in digital formats.

This is the wonderful forefront!

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.

It has been a great honor to be part of this project thanks to the my MSCA project VINE and sharing the same book with scholars like Heejung Chung, Arne Kalleberg, Mara Yerkes and Birgit Pfau-Effinger. Definitely, a dream coming truth!