Joint Doctoral Conference Trento - Bamberg - Tilburg - Milan

26 marzo 2018
27 marzo 2018
26 - 27 March 2018
Doctoral School of Social Sciences
via Verdi 26, 38122 - Trento
+39 0461 283756 - 2290
+39 0461 282335

Skype: school.socialsciences

The Joint Doctoral Workshop is an international and interdisciplinary workshop of PhD students from Sociology, Economics and Political Science. Graduate students from the Universities of Trento, Bamberg, Tilburg and Milan will share their works on Immigration, Integration & Culture, Labour Market, Family, Education, Development and Experimental Approaches to Economics.


Sunday, 25 March

  • 8:00 PM - Informal Welcome Dinner
  • Meeting Point: Hotel America, via Torre Verde 50 - Trento

Monday, 26 March

  • Aula Kessler, Department of Sociology and Social Research, via G. Verdi 26, Trento
08:30 – 08:45  Registration & networking Laboratory 4, Doctoral School of Social Sciences
08:45 – 09:15 Opening Mario Diani (Director of the DSSR), Paolo Barbieri (Director of the DSSS), and Thomas Saalfeld (Director of the BAGSS).
09:15 – 10:45 Session I HEALTH
    Jaqueline Lettau (Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories) and Guido Heineck (University of Bamberg): Revisiting the causal relationship between Education and Health: evidence from NEPS.
    Serena Giola (University of Milan): I’ll do it tomorrow: Health Strategies in Uncertain Periods. 
    Francesca Paolini (University of Trento & University of Florence) and Gabriella Berloffa (University of Trento): Decomposing Immigrant Differences in Health Status using Quasi-Objective Health Measures: A “Beyond the Mean” Analysis for Italy.
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break Laboratory 4, Doctoral School of Social Sciences
11:15 – 13:15 Session II INEQUALITIES
    Piero Ronzani (University of Trento): Moving beyond the stigma: self-affirmation reduces loss aversion in decision-making among the poor.
    Yue Teng (University of Trento & University of Florence): Life in the Periphery of Empire: An Anthropometric Assessment of Living Standard and Its Ethnoregional. Disparity in the Soviet Central Asian and Transcaucasian Republics from the late 1940s to the 1980s.
    Angelica Maineri (Tilburg University), Peter Achterberg (Tilburg University) and Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University & University of Trento): E-privacy awareness in Europe: a digital divide in attitudes towards the Internet?
    Emanuele Fedeli (University of Trento): Mark rank concern on students’ educational expectations and attitudes in Italian classrooms.
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch and Poster session

Laboratory 4, Doctoral School of Social Sciences

  • Giacomo Bracci, University of Trento: A note on Employer of the Last Resort programs and structural change.
  • Francesca Tomatis, NASP and Roberto Impicciatore, University of Bologna: The effect of education on fertility across Europe.
  • Eugenia Canessa, University of Trento & University of Florence: Trends in remittances from GCC countries-effects of the crisis and oil price changes. 
  • Giulio Galdi, University of Trento & University of Florence: Cognitive and Ecological Drivers of Firm Behavior. 
  • Hannah Steinberg, Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories: Rationality of caring: Selection of early childcare - Explaining early childhood education and care decision and effects of families’ class position. An empirical application or the Rational Choice Theory.
  • Emma Maggi, University of Trento: Female political activists.
14:30 – 16:00 Session III LABOR MARKET
    Simone Virdia (University of Trento), Unfolding the effects of educational and non-educational attributes on school leavers’ hiring probabilities: A vignette study of employers hiring behaviour in Italy.
    Gianluca Scarano (NASP): Towards new public employment services? Finding the optimal design of public-private contracting arrangements for Italy. Evidence from regional cases.
    Gabriele Mari (University of Trento & Tilburg University) and Ruud Lijkx (Tilburg University & University of Trento): Gender, parenthood, and the hiring process in sex-typical jobs: insights on employer discrimination from two survey experiments.
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break Laboratory 4, Doctoral School of Social Sciences
16:30 – 17:30 Session IV FAMILY
    Elisa Brini (University of Trento) and Francesca Zanasi (Tilburg University & University of Trento): The consequences of grandchildlessness for mid-life individuals’ mental health.
    Mattia Oliviero (University of Trento): The decision of having a child among couples: the role of fertility intentions.
19:30 Social Dinner  

Tuesday, 27 March

  •  Aula Kessler, Department of Sociology and Social Research, via G. Verdi 26, Trento
09:00 – 10:30 Session V PARENTAL INVESTMENT
    Saikat Ghosh (BAGSS) and Tobias Rausch (University of Bamberg): Variation in Parents’ Child-Rearing Behavior and Their Socioeconomic Status: A Case from India.
    Sergiu Burlacu (University of Trento & University of Florence): The psychological consequences of poverty on parenting practices.
    Frank Gossmann (Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories): Habitus and Cultural Capital: Acquisition and Impact on Grades.
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break Laboratory 4, Doctoral School of Social Sciences
11:00 – 13:00 Session VI (3) ECONOMICS
    Filippo Santi (University of Trento & University of Florence) and Giorgia Giovannetti (University of Florence): Asymmetric Cultural Proximity and Greenfield FDI.
    Tatiana Balmus (University of Trento), Juergen Huber (University of Innsbruck) and Matteo Ploner (University of Trento): Incentive schemes in financial markets: an experimental approach.
    Valentina Blandi (University of Trento & University of Florence): Customer Uncertainty: a source of organizational inefficiency in the light of the Modularity Theory of the Firm.
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch and Poster Session

Laboratory 4, Doctoral School of Social Sciences

  • Giulia Corti, University of Trento: Marriage choices and class homogamy: the case of Milan (1890-1899; 1950-1959).
  • Ilaria Pietropoli, University of Trento: “Mind the gap!” Social origin and the evolution of skill gaps from infancy to early childhood (0-6): The role of different learning environments.
  • Jacopo Bassetto, University of Trento: Information frictions and career-entry expectations in the transition into employment of Italian graduates.
  • Felix Bittmann, BAGSS: Alternative Routes to Higher Education Eligibility (ARtHEE).
  • Anna Berthold, BAGSS: When do natives and immigrants (dis)agree about immigrant acculturation? Comparison of acculturation attitudes among majority and minority adolescents.
14:30 – 15:30 Session VII POLICY EVALUATION
    Cristina Cirillo (University of Trento & University of Florence) and Giorgia Giovannetti (University of Florence): The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Households Investments in Productive Assets and Activities: Evidence from the Juntos Programme in Peru.
    Mattia Borsati (University of Trento), Flavio Bazzana (University of Trento) and Michele Cascarano (University of Trento): The role of Italian Safety Tutor to prevent highway vehicle accidents.
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break Laboratory 4, Doctoral School of Social Sciences
16:00 - 17:30 Session VIII POLITICS
    Nadja Wehl (BAGSS): The dynamics of Labor Market Experience and Left-Right Orientation.
    Sebastian Jungkunz (University of Bamberg) and Marc Helbling (University of Bamberg): Populist Polarization in the Age of Globalization.
  Closing Paolo Barbieri and Thomas Saalfeld
19:30 Informal get together Meeting point: Hotel America


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