Letizia Mencarini

Curriculum Vitae

Degree in in Political Science, University of Florence

PhD in Demography, Dept. of Statistics, University of Florence.

Post-doc at Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock.


Academic position and/or Professional activities

Associate Professor of Management and Technology

Letizia Mencarini is Associate Professor of Demography at Bocconi University (at the Department of Management and Technology). She is a Fellow at the DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics at Bocconi University and at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino. She is the principal investigator of SWEL-FER, an ERC funded research grant on subjective well-being and fertility (http://swellfer.wordpress.com/) and chair of a IUSSP (International Union for Scientific Studies of Population) world panel on subjective well-being and life-course (http://iussp.org/en/panel/subjective-well-being-and-demographic-events).

She is an expert of Population Europe, among the Leading Women Scientists of AcademiaNet, as well as a member of the editorial boards of Population Review and Genus. She is also on the editorial board of Neodemos, an online Italian blog on population, society and politics (www.neodemos.it) and of the international demographic magazine N-IUSSP (http://www.niussp.org/). She is a regular speaker at international conferences and universities (including Cornell University, Lincei, AIQUAV, EAPS, SIS, UNICEF, and UNPFA conferences).

Previously she has been Associate Professor in Demography at University of Turin (2007-2015) and Assistant Professor at University of Florence at the Political Science Faculty (2002-2007), where she taught courses on Demography, Migration and Population and environment. She has also taught at Science Po in Paris and the European Institute (EUI) in Florence. She has worked as Independent Expert and consultant for Unicef, Eurofound, (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions), European Commission and Qatar National Research Fund.


Research Interests

Her research interests focus on family demography (life–course analysis and, specifically, fertility, transition to adulthood, family formation and disruption) and its links with well-being, time use, gender diversity and migration in a policy and welfare state perspective.