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Alessandra Minello


Associated Project: Changes in education and jobs in Germany from a gender perspective

Role: Senior Research Scientist

Contact: [email protected]

Alessandra Minello is a postdoctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is currently engaged in a project on changes in gender-specific educational trajectories and their consequences for job entry and careers. The project is under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans- Peter Blossfeld.

She defended her PhD thesis at the University of Trento (Italy). The title of the thesis is: “Contextual effects on the educational expectations and aspirations of immigrants’ children and natives in Italy and Europe”. During her PhD, she worked as associate researcher at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics (Bocconi University of Milan, Italy). She developed a project on the analysis of data on human capital of immigrants’ children and second generations in Italy, proposing a comparison with the Italian children.

Research Interests

educational attainment and job career, gender issues, and immigrant assimilation.


Minello, A., & Barban, N. (2012). The educational expectations of children of immigrants in Italy. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 643(1), 78–103.

Piccione L., Dalla Zuanna G. and Minello A. (2014) Mortality selection in the first three months of life and survival in the following thirty-three months in rural Veneto (North-East Italy) from 1816 to 1835. Demographic Research, 31(39): 1199-1228

Minello A. and Dalla Zuanna G. (2014) Children of immigrants in the Italian school system: What kind of assimilation? Statistica Applicata - Italian Journal of Applied Statistics, 23 (2) 193-213

Minello A.  and H-P., Blossfeld (2014) From mother to daughter: changesin intergenerational educational and occupational mobility in Germany. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 24(1): 65–84

Minello A. (2014) The educational expectations of Italian children: the role of social interactions with the children of immigrants. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 24(2): 127-147

Bukodi E., Eibl F., Buchholz S., Marzadro S., Minello A., Wahler S., Blossfeld H-P., Erikson R. and Schizzerotto A., (2015) Linking the macro to the micro: a multidimensional approach to educational inequalities in four European countries. Barnett Papers in Social Research, n.10, 2015.

A. Minello and H.P. Blossfeld (2016) "From parents to children: The impact of mothers’ and fathers’ educational attainments on those of their sons and daughters in West Germany", British Journal of Sociology of Education, DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2016.1150156.

A. Minello and H.P. Blossfeld (forthcoming) Can adult education compensate for early disadvantages? The role of adult education in reducing inequalities for German men and women, in Erola J. and Kilpi-Jakonen E. (eds) Social Inequality Across the Generations: The Role of Compensation and Multiplication in Resource Accumulation, Edward Elgar Publishing. 


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