Dr. Emanuela Struffolino

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Manuela Luise


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Manuela Luise
Ehemalige Gastwissenschaftlerin der Abteilung


Geschlecht und Familie | Arbeit und Arbeitsmarkt | Methoden der Sozialforschung | Sozialstaat und soziale Ungleichheit
Family formation | Life course sociology | Demography | Gender inequalities in education and labour market participation | Poverty dynamics


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Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership 2019-2020  “Understanding Family Demographic Processes and In-Work Poverty in Europe”, with Johannes Giesecke (Humboldt University of Berlin), Christiaan Monden and Zachary Van Winkle (Oxford University and Nuffield College).

10/2015 – present Research fellow at the research unit "Demography and Inequality" at the WZB - Berlin Social Science Center

10/2015 – present Associate researcher at Humboldt University Berlin, Institute for Social Sciences - chair of Microsociology 

03/2014 - 09/2015 Research feelow at "NCCR LIVES - overcoming vulnerability: life course perspective", University of Lausanne

2014 PhD in Sociology at the University of Milan Bicocca, Graduate School in Comparative and International Studies in Social Sciences (SCISS)

2013 Visiting scholar at the WZB, Research Unit “Demography and Inequality”

2009 M.A. in Sociology, University of Turin

2006 Erasmus Program, University of Girona

2006 B.A. in Intercultural Communication, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Turin


Devillanova C., Raitano M., Struffolino E., Longitudinal employment trajectories and self-reported health in midlife: new evidence from Italy.

Struffolino E., Bernardi L., Transition to lone parenthood and employment trajectories in Switzerland: a mixed method approach.


2020 - Borri, Giulia/Struffolino, Emanuela (2020): "Politiche di sostegno al reddito in Germania durante l’emergenza COVID- 19: poteva andare peggio, ma anche molto meglio [Income support measures during COVID-19 emergency in Germany]". In: Menabó di Etica e Economia, No. 120, 30.06.2020.

2018 - Struffolino E. and Van Winkle Z., Lavoratrici ma povere [Women who work but are poor], inGenere - Dati, Politiche, Questioni di Genere 6/12/2018.

2018 - Larenza O. and Struffolino E., Perchè il ddl Pillon non è una buona idea [Why the Pillon Law proposal on mantainance after separation is not a good idea], inGenere - Dati, Politiche, Questioni di Genere 11/10/2018.

2017 - Borgna C. and Struffolino E.,Schule und das Push’n Pull Vorzeitiger Schulabgang unter Mädchen und Jungen in Italien,  in "Digital Wie Arbeit, Leben, Forschung sich und uns verändern" WZB-Mitteilungen Nr. 155.

2016 - Struffolino E., Mehrfach benachteiligt. Wie Bildung, Job und Einkommen die Gesundheit alleinerziehender Mütter in der Schweiz prägen,  in "Familie 2016. Arbeit, Gesundheit und Partnerschaft im Kontext." WZB-Mitteilungen Nr. 153.

2016 – Struffolino E. and Bernardi L., Demos. Family, migration. Demographic information No. 1 June 2016, Neuchâtel: FSO.

2016 – Filandri M. and Struffolino E., Proprietà della casa e riproduzione delle disuguaglianze nella Legge di Stabilità per il 2016 [Household tenure and reproducion of inequalities in the Stability Law for 2016], Menabó n.38 - Etica & economia.

2015 - Struffolino E. and Bernardi L., Vulnerability and Lone Parenthood in Switzerland - Verletzbare Elternschaft: Gefährdungen einer Lebensform, Meeting at University of Zürich

2015 - Struffolino E. and Borgna C., L'abbandono scolastico in Italia: genere, risorse familiari e mercato del lavoro, [Early school living in Italy: gender, family resources, and labour market opportunities], Menabó n.16 - Etica & economia.

2015 – Struffolino E. and Filandri M., Accumulare povertà? Note sull report dell'ISTAT 'La povertà in Italia 2014', [Cumulating poverty ? Notes on the ISTAT’s report « Poverty in Italy 2014 »], Menabó n. 27 - Etica & economia.

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Polizzi, Antonino/Struffolino, Emanuela/Van Winkle, Zachary (2022): "Family Demographic Processes and In-Work Poverty. A Systematic Review". In: Advances in Life Course Research, Vol. 52, Article Article 100462, S. 1-19. (als Preprint publiziert in SocArXiv, 04.08.2020)
Struffolino, Emanuela/Borgna, Camilla (2021): "Who is really ‘Left behind’? Half a Century of Gender Differences in the School-to-Work Transitions of Low-educated Youth". In: Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1, S. 162-185. (vorab online publiziert 18.01.2020)
Borgna, Camilla/Struffolino, Emanuela (2020): "Arbeitsmarktrisiko Geschlecht. In Italien haben es Mädchen nach dem Schulabbruch besonders schwer". In: WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 167, S. 45-47.
Borgna, Camilla/Struffolino, Emanuela (2020): "Chi è stato davvero 'lasciato indietro'? Le differenze di genere nell’integrazione dei giovani scarsamente istruiti nel mercato del lavoro". In: Menabò di etica ed economia, No. 117, 02.02.2020, S. 1-3.
Borri, Giulia/Struffolino, Emanuela (2020): "Politiche di sostegno al reddito in Germania durante l’emergenza COVID-19. Poteva andare peggio, ma anche molto meglio". In: Menabò di etica ed economia, No. 130, 30.06.2020, S. 1-4.
Filandri, Marianna/Pasqua, Silvia/Struffolino, Emanuela (2020): "Being Working Poor or Feeling Working Poor? The Role of Work Intensity and Job Stability for Subjective Poverty". In: Social Indicators Research, Vol. 147, No. 3, S. 781-803. (vorab online publiziert 10.09.2019)
Raab, Marcel/Struffolino, Emanuela (2020): "The Heterogeneity of Partnership Trajectories to Childlessness in Germany". In: European Journal of Population, Vol. 36, No. 1, S. 53-70. (vorab online publiziert 06.02.2019)
Struffolino, Emanuela/Bernardi, Laura/Larenza, Ornella (2020): "Lone Mothers' Employment Trajectories. A Longitudinal Mixed-Method Study". In: Comparative Population Studies - CPoS, Vol. 45, S. 265-298.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Raitano, Michele (2020): "Early-Career Complexity Before and After Labour-Market Deregulation in Italy. Heterogeneity by Gender and Socio-economic Status Across Cohorts". In: Social Indicators Research, 27.05.2020.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Zaccaria, Daniele (2020): "Did You Realize Your Preferences for Early Retirement? Insights on the Agency-Within-Structure Mechanism across Welfare Regimes". In: Polis, Vol. 34, No. 1, S. 33-58.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Zagel, Hannah (2020): Limits to the Detraditionalization of Intimacy. Contraceptive Use at First Intercourse in Italy, 1950-2006. SocArXiv Papers. College Park, MD: SocArXiv. (online publiziert 19.01.2020)
Borgna, Camilla/Struffolino, Emanuela (2019): "Tempi difficili. Le condizioni occupazionali degli early school leavers in Italia prima e dopo la crisi". In: Sociologia del lavoro, No. 155, S. 179-199.
Devillanova, Carlo/Raitano, Michele/Struffolino, Emanuela (2019): "Longitudinal Employment Trajectories and Health in Middle Life. Insights from Linked Administrative and Survey Data". In: Demographic Research - A Peer-reviewed, Open-Access Journal of Population Sciences, Vol. 40, Article 47, S. 1375-1412.
Filandri, Marianna/Struffolino, Emanuela (2019): "Individual and Household In-Work Poverty in Europe. Understanding the Role of Labor Market Characteristics". In: European Societies, Vol. 21, No. 1, S. 130-157. (vorab online publiziert 29.10.2018)
Piccarreta, Raffaella/Struffolino, Emanuela (2019): An Integrated Heuristic for Validation in Sequence Analysis. SocArXiv Papers. College Park, MD: SocArXiv. (online publiziert 24. September 2019)
Struffolino, Emanuela (2019): "Navigating the Early Career. The Social Stratification of Young Workers’ Employment Trajectories in Italy". In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Vol. 63, Article 100421, S. 1-17.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Raitano, Michele (2019): Did Early-Career Complexity Increase after Labour Market Deregulation? Heterogeneity by Gender and Education across Cohorts in Italy. WZB Discussion Paper SP I 2019-602. Berlin: WZB.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Van Winkle, Zachary (2019): "Wege aus der Erwerbsarmut in den USA. Geschlecht und Herkunft entscheiden". In: WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 164, S. 23-25.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Van Winkle, Zachary (2019): Is there only One Way out of In-Work Poverty? Difference by Gender and Race in the US. WZB Discussion Paper SP I 2019-601. Berlin: WZB.
Borgna, Camilla/Struffolino, Emanuela (2018): "Unpacking Configurational Dynamics. Sequence Analysis and Qualitative Comparative Analysis as a Mixed-Method Design". In: Gilbert Ritschard/Matthias Studer (Eds.): Sequence Analysis and Related Approaches. Life Course Research and Social Policies Series, Vol. 10. Cham: Springer, S. 167-184.
Filandri, Marianna/Struffolino, Emanuela (2018): "Lavoratori o lavoratrici povere? Disuguaglianze di genere nel mercato del lavoro in Europa". In: Sociologia e ricerca sociale, No. 117, S. 67-85.
Milewski, Nadja/Struffolino, Emanuela/Bernardi, Laura (2018): "Migrant Status and Lone Motherhood. Risk Factors of Female Labour Force Participation in Switzerland". In: Laura Bernardi/Dimitri Mortelmans (Eds.): Lone parenthood in the life course. Life Course Research and Social Policies, No. 8Springer, S. 141-163.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Mortelmans, Dimitri (2018): "Lone Mothers in Belgium. Labor Force Attachment and Risk Factors". In: Bernardi Laura/Mortelmans Dimitri (Eds.): Lone parenthood in the life course. Life Course Research and Social Policies, No. 8Springer, S. 257-282.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Raitano, Michele (2018): "Il divario generazionale nell'accesso al mercato del lavoro. Differenziazione e destandardizzazione delle traiettorie d'ingresso". In: La rivista delle politiche sociali/Italian Journal of Social Policy, No. 3, S. 63-83.
Studer, Matthias/Struffolino, Emanuela/Fasang, Anette E. (2018): "Estimating the Relationship between Time-varying Covariates and Trajectories. The Sequence Analysis Multistate Model Procedure". In: Sociological Methodology, Vol. 48, No. 1, S. 103-135. (vorab online publiziert 08.01.2018)
Van Winkle, Zachary/Struffolino, Emanuela (2018): "When Working Isn’t Enough. Family Demographic Processes and In-Work Poverty across the Life Course in the United States". In: Demographic Research - A Peer-reviewed, Open-Access Journal of Population Sciences, Vol. 39, Article 12, S. 365–380.
Borgna, Camilla/Struffolino, Emanuela (2017): "Pushed or Pulled? Girls and Boys Facing Early School Leaving Risk in Italy". In: Social Science Research, Vol. 61, S. 298-313. (vorab online publiziert 01.07.2016)
Struffolino, Emanuela/Bernardi, Laura (2017): "Vulnerabilität alleinerziehender Mütter in der Schweiz aus einer Lebensverlaufsperspektive". In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation, Jg. 37, H. 2, S. 123-141.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Bernardi, Laura (2017): Vulnerability of Lone Mothers over the Life Course in Switzerland. LIVES Working Paper 60. Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES at the University of Lausanne.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Bernardi, Laura/Voorpostel, Marieke (2016): "Self-reported Health among Lone Mothers in Switzerland. Do Employment and Education Matter?". In: Population - English Edition, Vol. 71, No. 2, S. 187-214.
Struffolino, Emanuela/Studer, Matthias/Fasang, Anette Eva (2016): "Gender, Education, and Family Life Courses in East and West Germany. Insights from New Sequence Analysis Techniques". In: Advances in Life Course Research, Vol. 29, No. September, Special Issue "Work and Family from a Life Course Perspective" edited by Silke Aisenbrey/Annette E. Fasang, S. 66-79. (vorab online publiziert 29.12.2015)
Struffolino, Emanuela/Zaccaria, Daniele (2016): Early Retirement in Italy in a Life Course Perspective. Do Preferences Matter?. LIVES Working Paper 50. Lausanne: Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES at the University of Lausanne.

Struffolino E., Bernardi L., Voorpostel M. (2015), Lone Motherhood and Self-reported Health in Switzerland: Does Paid Work Matter? LIVES Working Paper 2015/44, http://dx.doi.org/10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2015.44 ISSN 2296-1658