The Florence center for Data Science is glad to announce the opening of call for application for a Post-doc/Research fellow position at the University of Florence on the topic of Family Dynamics in the Changing World of Work Under Conditions of Uncertainty.
The Research Fellow will address the triangular relation between labor market changes, uncertainty, and family life courses in wealthy countries.
University of Florence, Population and Society Unit – Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications.
We look for candidates with experience in statistical analysis of complex survey datasets and background knowledge of the interlinkages between socio-economic and labor market forces and family-related behaviors. A PhD in demography, social statistics, sociology, or quantitative social science is preferred.
This is a paid position for an initial duration of one year, with the possibility of an extension for additional two years.
About 1,900 Euros net per month
How to apply
Information (in English and Italian) about how to apply can be found here.
March 29, 2022
Prof. Daniele Vignoli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Labor markets in post-industrial countries have been undergoing tremendous modifications in the last two decades, substantially changing the conditions in which individuals take family decisions. These changes create new opportunities for workers but also generate uncertainty, potentially affecting the opportunities to make long-term family commitments. Embedded in such a contemporary scenario, the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, and its outbreak responses, escalated uncertainty (not only economic uncertainty but also social and political uncertainty) at the core of the public debate and personal lives in light of a future that nobody can forecast, not even in the short-term. A related concern is the bifurcation of family demography across social groups because uneven family demographic change may exacerbate social inequalities caused by other labor market changes.
The Research Fellow will address the triangular relation between labor market changes, uncertainty, and family life courses in wealthy countries. Labor market transformation and rising uncertainty may indeed affect the process of family formation at its various stages as well as the stability of families – with relevant differences between social groups. Also, how social and family policies may alleviate, or exacerbate, the possible negative consequences of labor market changes on family formation processes, and inequalities therein will be assessed.