CARLO F. DONDENA CENTRE
Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy
The "Carlo F. Dondena" Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy (DONDENA) has been established at Università Bocconi in 2006. It aims at promoting, coordinating and conducting interdisciplinary research activities on social dynamics, with an emphasis on medium- and long-term processes and on comparative analysis.
The main areas of interest of the Centre are:
- demography and the life course, e.g., fertility and family dynamics, intergenerational relationships and ageing, transitions to adulthood, migration, lifelong learning, medium- and long-range forecasting, labour market and social mobility;
- development and social cohesion, e.g., inequality, social norms and economic development, polarization, integration of migrants and second generations;
- welfare state and public policies, e.g. social policies in comparative perspective, Europeanisation and regional issues;
- data collection and harmonisation and creation of a data archive.
Researchers involved in the Centre include demographers, economists, experts in law, political scientists, social psychologists, and statisticians.