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Prof. Chiara Saraceno

Portrait Prof. Chiara Saraceno (Foto: David Ausserhofer )
Research Fields
  • Intergenerational relationships in families and society
  • Social policies and poverty
  • Comparative family patterns and policies
  • Gender inequalities
  • Issues of reconciliation of family and work
  • Gender and Family
Contact
mail: chiara [dot] saraceno [at] wzb [dot] eu
CV

since 10 2011
Honorary fellow, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy

2006 – 2011
Research professorship "Demographic Development, Social Change, and Social Capital" at the Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)

1990 – 2008
Full professor, Sociology of Family, University of Turin, Italy, Faculty of Political Sciences

1999 – 2005
Chair of the Ph. D. program in Comparative Social Research at the University of Turin

1998 – 2001
Director and then President of the Interdisciplinary Center for Women’s Studies (CIRSDe) at the University of Turin

1991 – 1998
Head of the Department of Social Sciences, University of Turin

1989 – 1990
Vice Rector of the University of Trento

1986 – 1990
Full professor in Sociology of the Family at the University of Trento

1975 – 1986
Associate professor in Sociology of the Family at the University of Trento

1968 – 1975
Research assistant in Sociology at the University of Trento

1966
Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Catholic University in Milan, Italy


Selected Publications

2012
Nazio, Tiziana/Saraceno, Chiara (2012): Does Cohabitation Lead to Weaker Intergenerational Bonds Than Marriage? A Comparison Between Italy and the United Kingdom. In: European Sociological Review, pp. 1-16.

2011
Saraceno, Chiara/Keck, Wolfgang (2011): Towards an Integrated Approach for the Analysis of Gender Equity in Policies Supporting Paid Work and Care Responsibilities. In: Demographic Research, No. 25, pp. 371-406.

Saraceno, Chiara (2011): "Nonni e nipoti". In: Antonio Golini/Alessandro Rosina (Eds.): Il secolo degli anziani. Come cambierà l'Italia. Prismi. Bologna: Il Mulino, pp. 183-197

Naldini, Manuela/Saraceno, Chiara (2011): Conciliare famiglia e lavoro. Vecchi e nuovi patti tra sessi e generazioni. Studi e ricerche. Bologna, Italy: Il Mulino, 229 p.

Saraceno, Chiara, Beyond Care. The Persistent Invisibility of Unpaid Family Work. Sociologica - Italian Journal of Sociology on line, (1), pp. 1-15

Saraceno, Chiara (2011), Children as Public Good. An Ambivalent and Contradictory Concept. In: Giuseppina Cortes (Hg.): Reflections on Children's Rights. Marginalized Identities in the Discourse(s) of Justice, pp. 135-149. English Library - The Linguistics Bookshelf . Monza: Polimetrica.

Saraceno, Chiara, Childcare Needs and Childcare Policies. A Multidimensional Issue. In: Current Sociology, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 78-96.

2010
Saraceno, Chiara, Social inequalities in facing old-age dependency: a bi-generational perspective, Journal of European Social Policy, 20, 1, 2010, pp. 1-13.

Knijn, Trudie, Saraceno, Chiara, Changes in the Regulation of Responsibilities Towards Childcare Needs in Italy and the Netherlands. Different Timing, Increasingly Different Approaches. Journal of European Social Policy, 20 (5), pp. 444-455

Keck, Wolfgang and Chiara Saraceno, Caring for a parent while working for pay in the German welfare regime, International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 2010, 5(1), pp. 107–138.

2008
Saraceno, Chiara (ed.), Families, Ageing and Social Policy. Intergenerational Solidarity in European Welfare States, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Leira, Arnlaug, Chiara Saraceno (eds.), Childhood: Changing Contexts. Comparative Social Research, Vol. 25, Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Naldini, Manuela and Chiara Saraceno, “Social and Family Policies in Italy: not totally frozen but far from structural reforms”, in: Social Policy & Administration, 42, 7, 2008, pp. 733-748.

2007
Saraceno, Chiara, Manuela Naldini, Sociologia della famiglia, Bologna: il Mulino (fully revised and updated second edition).

2003
Saraceno, Chiara, Mutamenti della famiglia e politiche sociali in Italia, Bologna: il Mulino .
 

Projects


03 2008 02 2011 
European project on “How demographic changes shape intergenerational solidarity, well-being, and social integration: A multilinks framework” ¬MULTILINKS, funded under the Seventh Framework Program and coordinated by Professor Dykstra at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences. Within it she coordinated a work package focusing on institutional frameworks and the development of indicators on family and intergenerational policies.
The data base is now available at http://multilinks-database.wzb.eu/

09 2005 01 2011
Participating to a Network of Excellence on Economic Change, Quality of Life and Social Cohesion ¬EQUALSOC, coordinated by professor Robert Erikson, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University . Within it, she chaired the research group on
¬Family and Social Networks and was coordinating a project on
¬Intergenerational relations: between public and private patterns of solidarity and exchange.

02 2007  11 2009
Workers under pressure and elderly care (WOUPS)
This project was part of a larger project on Working and Caring in Europe, and was funded by the French Ministry of Labour (MIRE) and coordinated by the Ecole nationale de la santé publique (ENSP) at Rennes.