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NICOLETTA BALBO

NICOLETTA BALBO
Assistant Professor
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Courses a.y. 2023/2024

30197 SOCIOLOGY
30528 SOCIOLOGY

Courses previous a.y.

Biographical note

I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University. I was an AXA Post-doctoral Fellow at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Bocconi University) in 2013-2016. I received a PhD in Sociology from the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), based at the University of Groningen, in 2012.

I am a research fellow at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Bocconi University).


About

Between 2013 and 2016 I carried out my first project as PI (funded by AXA Research Fund). Since 2016, I have been an Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, participating as PI or team member in different international research projects, and with responsibilities in two different scientific associations (European Association for Population Studies and Italian Association for Population Studies).


Research interests

My research interests lie in the areas of sociology of the family, fertility and life course research, social capital and networks. Moreover I have been working at the intersection between health and social sciences focusing on adolescents’ health behaviors, children disability and subjective well-being.


Selected Publications

Anelli, Massimo; Balbo, Nicoletta
Fertility drain or fertility gain? Emigration and fertility during the Great Recession in Italy
DEMOGRAPHY, 58 (2): 631–654, 2021

Nicoletta Balbo; Francesco Candeloro Billari; Alessia Melegaro
The strength of family ties and Covid-19
2020

Nicoletta Balbo; Piergiorgio Carapella; Toffolutti Veronica
Trends in the use of mind-altering drugs among European adolescents during the Great Recession
HEALTH POLICY, 124 (5): 568–574, 2020


Arpino, Bruno; Bordone, Valeria; Balbo, Nicoletta
Grandparenting, education and subjective well-being of older Europeans
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF AGEING, 15, pp. 251–263, 2018

Aassve, Arnstein; Arpino, Bruno; Balbo, Nicoletta
It takes two to tango: couples’ happiness and childbearing
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POPULATION, 32(3): 339-354, 2016


Korff, V., Balbo, N., Mills, M., Heyse, L., And Wittek, R.
Mission Impossible? The impact of humanitarian aid context and individual characteristics on aid worker retention
Disasters, 39(3), pp. 522-545, 2015

Balbo, Nicoletta; Barban, Nicola
Does fertility behavior spread among friends?
AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 79(3): 412-431, 2014

Balbo, Nicoletta; Billari, Francesco Candeloro; Mills, Melinda
Fertility in advanced societies: a review of research / La fécondité dans les sociétés avancées: Un examen des recherches
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF POPULATION, 29(1): 1-38, 2013

Balbo, Nicoletta; Mills, Melinda
The influence of the family network on the realisation of fertility intentions
VIENNA YEARBOOK OF POPULATION RESEARCH, 9: 179-206, 2011