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Letizia Mencarini

Associate Professor Of Demography
Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy

Country of residence:

Nationalité: Italie
Sexe: F

Membre depuis: 1998
N° de membre : 20687
Membership Type: Cotisation Normale

Domaines de recherche: Demographie, Population et développement, Sociologie

Spécialisations: Démographie économique, Familles et ménages, Fécondité, Differenties des rôles par genre, Mariage, Divorce et unions consensuelles, Social Demography

Régions du monde étudiées: Europe centrale et orientale

Education: Doctorat (Ph.D, MD) , 1999 , Florence, I , Démographie

Langues de travail: Anglais , Français , Italien

Membres d'autres associations d'études de la population: European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Population Association of America (PAA)

Parcours professionnel:

Letizia Mencarini graduated from University of Florence in 1999, where she worked with Massimo Livi Bacci. She is now Associate Professor at Bocconi University, and fellow of the DONDENA centre. A member of the IUSSP since 1998, she is among the experts of Population Europe and chair of the IUSSP world panel on subjective wellbeing and life course. She is on the editorial board of NEODEMOS.it and NIUSSP.org. She has taught at Bocconi, Science Po and the EUI and worked as consultant for Unicef, Eurofound, European Commission and Qatar National Research Fund.
Her research interests include demography of both developing and developed countries. Starting from her PhD (a demographic analysis of South Africa), her publications now include studies on fertility, poverty, and life course analysis with a special focus on wellbeing,  She is the PI of the European Research Council project entitled Subjective Wellbeing and Fertility  (http://swellfer.wordpress.com/). 


P. Conzo, G. Fuochi, L. Mencarini (2017), “Fertility and Life Satisfaction in Rural Ethiopia”, Demography, 54 (4): 1331– 1351.

P. Conzo, A. Aassve, G. Fuochi, L. Mencarini (2017), “The cultural foundation of happiness”, Journal of Economic Psychology ,62C: 268-283.

L. Mencarini, D. Vignoli (forthcoming 2017), “Employed Women and Marital Union Stability: It Helps When Men Help”, Journal of Family Issues.

H.P. Kohler, L. Mencarini (2016), “The Parenthood Happiness Puzzle: An Introduction to Special Issue”, European Journal of Population, 32 (3), 327-338.


A Matysiak, L. Mencarini, D Vignoli (2016), “Work–Family Conflict Moderates the Relationship Between Childbearing and Subjective Well-Being”, European Journal of Population, 32 (3), 355-379.

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She is the PI of the European Research Council project entitled Subjective Wellbeing and Fertility (http://swellfer.wordpress.com/) 2013-2018