Letizia Mencarini

Letizia Mencarini

Letizia Mencarini is Associate Professor of Demography at Bocconi University; Fellow at the DONDENA Center for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy at Bocconi University and at the Center for Demography and Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an expert of Population Europe, among the Leading Women Scientists of AcademiaNet, and Associate Editor for European Journal of Population, Genus and Population Review. She is also in the editorial board of Neodemos, an online Italian blog on population, society and politics and of the international demographic magazine N-IUSSP.
Her research interests focus on family demography (life–course analysis, fertility, transition to adulthood, family formation and disruption) and its links with well-being, time use, gender diversity and migration in a policy and welfare state perspective. She has been PI of SWEL-FER, an ERC funded research grant on subjective well-being and fertility (2013-19), and chair of the IUSSP (International Union for Scientific Studies of Population) world panel on subjective well-being and life-course.
She is author of numerous papers published in international scientific journals and of books in Italian about “women, job market and fertility” and “demographic trap” in Italy for the general public.


Università Bocconi


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20 March 2019 | research article

Happy parents’ tweets: An exploration of Italian Twitter data using sentiment analysis

Letizia Mencarini, Delia Irazú Hernández Farías, Mirko Lai, Viviana Patti, Emilio Sulis, Daniele Vignoli

Volume: 40 Article ID: 25
Pages: 693–724
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2019.40.25

10 August 2018 | research article

Parents’ subjective well-being after their first child and declining fertility expectations

Francesca Luppi, Letizia Mencarini

Volume: 39 Article ID: 9
Pages: 285–314
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2018.39.9

30 April 2015 | research article

What is your couple type? Gender ideology, housework sharing, and babies

Arnstein Aassve, Giulia Fuochi, Letizia Mencarini, Daria Mendola

Volume: 32 Article ID: 30
Pages: 835–858
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2015.32.30

01 July 2008 | research article

Albania: Trends and patterns, proximate determinants and policies of fertility change

Arjan Gjonca, Arnstein Aassve, Letizia Mencarini

Volume: 19 Article ID: 11
Pages: 261–292
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2008.19.11

29 February 2008 | research article

Gender equity and fertility intentions in Italy and the Netherlands

Melinda Mills, Katia Begall, Letizia Mencarini, Maria Letizia Tanturri

Volume: 18 Article ID: 1
Pages: 1–26
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2008.18.1

14 September 2006 | research article

Similarities and differences between two cohorts of young adults in Italy

Stefano Mazzuco, Letizia Mencarini, Rosella Rettaroli

Volume: 15 Article ID: 5
Pages: 105–146
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2006.15.5

27 July 2006 | descriptive finding

Youth poverty and transition to adulthood in Europe

Arnstein Aassve, Maria Iacovou, Letizia Mencarini

Volume: 15 Article ID: 2
Pages: 21–50
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2006.15.2