Associate Professor at University of Molise since 2005.
She graduated in Statistics at Sapienza in 1993 and received a PhD in Demography from Padua University in 1998.
Previously work experiences at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) of Rostock-Germany, Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London and Centre for Population Studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the Office for National Statistics (UK).
Main interest in family and social network and their implications on public, private and informal care in later life in different cultural contexts.
Intergenerational transfers in all their currencies (space, time and money) with special attention devoted to living arrangements of older people and proximity between generations. Past demographic events and their influences on older people support outcomes.
Twins and health and mortality implications with special attention to twin relations and their effect on suicide. Household projections and determinants of mortality at old ages.
Extensive use of different European microdata surveys and participation to different European research networks.
Member of previous EU projects FELICIE and MAGGIE.