Welcome to UP2YOUTH: Youth - actor of social change

Centre for Household Income and Demographic Economics (CHILD) Print

This file is part of the UP2YOUTH research map on transitions to parenthood.


Indications of contents





Daniela Del Boca is the scientific coordinator of the Centre

Location: City/Country


Main theme


2) Young parenthood


Keywords area of work

(10 max)

Population and Household Economics; Family; National - European - International level; Immigration.


Brief description of institution (250 words max)

Constituted in 2000, the Centre has its own administered head office at the Economics Department of the University of Torino. It coordinates the activities of 8 different universities. Daniela Del Boca is the scientific coordinator of the Centre. The Centre aims at : 1) promoting the collaboration of the researchers in the field of population and household economics, with a specific interest in the relationships between households, within households and between the family and the state; 2)  coordinating the acquisition of bibliographic resources concerning the economics of the family and demographic economics; 3) collecting information on a micro- and macro- economic level about the various aspects of the family on an European and international level; 4) organizing lectures, workshop and educational activities in order to promote research and policy analyses; 4) building a network of international contacts on this level; 5) coordinating and managing research projects at European and international level; 6) cooperating with other Italian and foreign universities associated with CHILD in the organization of students and researchers exchange programs;7)  publishing a series of working paper related to the economics of the family on an empirical and theoretical level.



Running projects

see http://www.child-centre.it/

Relevant Publications

Daniela Del Boca and Cécile Wetzels (2007) Social Policies, Labour Markets and Motherhood. A Comparative Analysis of European Countries, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

A. Brandolini, G. D'Alessio (2003) Household Structure and Income Inequality in Italy: A Comparative European Perspective, Frankfurt am Main-New York, Peter Lang.



Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 July 2009 )

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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