The Department of Sociology and Social Research (Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale), University of Milano-Bicocca, is partner in working group concerned with Young Parenthood.
The Department is made up almost entirely of sociologists, though some economists and political philosophers have recently joined it. Currently 44 official scholars belong to it, of which 17 are full professors, 12 associate professors, and 15 researchers. The common commitment of scholars working at MBDSSR is to carry out theoretically informed empirical studies, on the topics described in the next section, using advanced quantitative and qualitative social research techniques. The 2003 research budget of amounts to about Euro 2,7 millions. More than two fifth of the above funds come from the EU and about in the same proportion they derive from either MIUR (i.e. the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research) or CNR (i.e. the Italian Science Foundation).
Finally, several of its members are involved in international research projects such as: a) the European Social Survey; b) Dynamics of Social Change in Europe (DYNSOC, SERD-1999-00185); c) Family and transitions in Europe (FATE, HPSE-CT-2001-0079); d) The political economy of migration in an integrating Europe (PENINT, HPSE-CT-2001-0059); d) Employment and women's studies: the impact of women's studies training on women's employment in Europe (EWSE, HPSE-CT-2001-0082); e) Urban Europe, between identity and change (UrbEurope, HRN-CT-2002-00227).
Carmen Leccardi, professor. Fields of expertise: youth culture, biography, gender-research.
Sveva Magaraggia, researcher. Fields of expertise: gender studies and sociology of migration.