2 Post-docs open to join our PRIN !

2 Postdoc positions at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan

Download the call here

Deadline for applications: 3 May 2021

Duration: 12 months
Starting date: June/July 2021
Possible extension until January 31, 2023
Salary: 22,500 euros/year (tax free)
Working languages: English & Italian

In the framework of the RISING project the two postdocs will be involved in the workpackage “Social insecurity, employment and welfare” under the supervision of prof. Matteo Jessoula.
The research assistants will contribute to literature review and empirical analysis in one or more of the following fields:
– Family policies
– Income policies with particular reference to minimum wage
– Social protection and welfare policies
– Labour/employment policies
The analysis will focus on policy development and underpinning political dynamics, as well as industrial relations where relevant.

The Losers of automation. How the introduction of robotics changed the European occupational class structure

This paper examines the occupational and social impact of robotics and labour-replacing technologies in Western European countries. In particular, the changes in workforce composition and possible modifications to the occupational stratification of European societies are assessed, together with the “shrinking-middle-class” hypothesis.

It is now available on the website another Working Paper related to RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Paolo Barbieri (University of Trento), Giorgio Cutuli (University of Trento) and Saverio Minardi (University of Trento).

The working paper is available at this link.

Occupational-based social class positions: a critical review and some findings

The working paper reviews the main occupation based social class measures and delineates them from other concepts such as status (ceto, stand) and continuous measures of socio-economic positions. The theoretical foundations of EGP and ESeC schemes and the alternative proposal by Oesch are presented.

It is now available on the website the fourth Working Paper from RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Paolo Barbieri (University of Trento), Filippo Gioachin (University of Trento), Saverio Minardi (University of Trento) and Stefani Scherer (University of Trento).

The working paper is available at this link.

Conceptualizing economic insecurity. A literature review

This working paper presents the scientific debate regarding the topic of economic insecurity, focusing on all the different definitions proposed so far and the related measures.

It is now available on the website the third Working Paper from RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Costanzo Ranci (Polytechnic of Milan) and Andrea Parma (Polytechnic of Milan).

The working paper is available at this link (WP is in Italian).

Culturalist approaches to middle-classes

The working paper maps the main theoretical contributions inspired by Bourdieu’s studies. Differently from the traditional approaches focused on occupations, the ‘culturalist’ approaches analyse the cultural practices of the middle-classes.

It is now available on the website the second Working Paper from RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Andrea Bellini (University of Florence) and Lara Maestripieri (Polytechnic of Milan).

The working paper is available at this link (WP is in Italian).

How to measure the middle class: approaches from economics

The working paper provides a literature review of the different approaches used in economics to measure the middle class, exploring their implications in the empirical analysis and the public debate.

It is now available on the website the first Working Paper from RISING prin. This working paper is authored by Chiara Assunta Ricci (Economic Officer at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)).

The working paper is available at this link.