Nicoletta Balbo

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Nicoletta Balbo is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Social and Political Sciences Department, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.  She is also Research Fellow at the DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy.

Her research interests focus on sociology of the family, life course, and fertility decision-making. Her research has looked at how peer effect and personal networks influence an individual’s fertility choices in advanced societies. She is as well interested in the relationship between life course transitions and subjective well-being and recently her research has also focused on health and health behaviors, especially among young people.

Nicoletta has published on leading demographic and sociological journals and regularly acts as a reviewer for them. She has been participating in several national and international research projects and regularly attends national and international conferences in the field of demography and sociology.


Save the date: Giornate di Studio sulla Popolazione – Popdays 2019 (13th edition)

We are pleased to announce that the Italian Association for the Study of Population (Sis-Aisp) will hold the 13th edition of Popdays in Milano, at Bocconi University, from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 January 2019.

Please save the date in your calendar and circulate the present message.

The Giornate di Studio sulla Popolazione (Population Days), held every two years, is one of the most important initiatives of the Italian Association for the Study of Population (Sis-Aisp).
On that occasion, Italian and international leading experts and scholars, mainly from academia, the National Institute of Statistics (Istat) and other national and governmental agencies, come together to present completed, planned, and ongoing research on issues relating to the population and society with a multidisciplinary approach.
The latest edition in Florence had around 250 participants who presented about 200 contributions within more than 30 parallel sessions and 2 poster sessions.

Further information (call for papers, submission procedure, social events information) on 2019 Popdays coming soon!

Population Days 2019

Popdays 2019 Milan

The 13th edition of the Giornate di Studio sulla Popolazione 2019 (Popdays2019), hosted by the University Bocconi – Milan, has been really successful.

More than 200 papers have been presented in 42 parallel and 2 poster sessions, confirming the increasing trend of the last few years. About 240 researchers participated to the conference, with a relevant presence of people coming from European and non-European countries.

Statistics and Demography: the Legacy of Corrado Gini

The Italian Statistical Society (SIS) promotes an international specialized statistical conference on the legacy of Corrado Gini.

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This conference is an occasion to investigate and to present themes of research in Statistics, Economics, Demography, Biology, Sociology and Official Statistics. The conference is structured into plenary sessions with general interest contributions and invited speakers, parallel sessions of specific interest, round tables and a poster session.

The Italian Statistical Society was founded in 1939. Today, it consists of about one thousand members from University and public or private organizations, including scholars in statistical methodology, probability, economic and social statistics, demography. Italian Statistical Society (SIS) promotes every two years an international specialized statistical conference. The meeting focuses on both methodological and applied statistical research. The 2015 meeting, organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Corrado Gini’s death (Rome, 13 March 1965). is an occasion to investigate and present themes of research in Statistics, Demography, Biology, Sociology and Official Statistics.Researchers interested in the current theme of the Meeting are invited to participate.

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