This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 320294

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Cristina SOLERA, Dr.

Cristina Solera is a researcher in the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society at the University of Turin. She graduated in Sociology at the University of Trento with a thesis on child poverty and family policies. She obtained a PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, in Florence. Her doctoral research analysed changes across cohorts in women’s employment patterns over the life course in Italy and Great Britain. Since then, she has been working on the effect of level and type of education on women’s employment and fertility, on the link between atypical employment, family formation and employment interruptions, on care-work reconciliation strategies (also towards the elderly), on gender division of unpaid work and the emergence of a new fatherhood. Through a life course and comparative perspective, her main interest is to explore the “micro-macro” and the “agency-structure” link.