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Social Cohesion and Demographic Change

Individuals, community, inequality and social changes.

Social cohesion and demographic change represents a research topic that explores the relationships among individuals and/or communities and aims at reducing social inequality and socio-demographic changes.

The analysis concerns territorial not homogeneous groups who risk to become poor and to regress from a socio-cultural point of view and the related risks that do not always present the same evaluation of seriousness. Through the identification and the development of new indicators and statistical models the research allows to study macro issues such as inequality and poverty, with particular attention to the social exclusion. These indicators can be monitored at different territorial levels.

The IRT Social Economy and Civil Society aims at analyzing the implications that the socio-demographic change, as in the Italian and European context, imply in terms of new risks of poverty and thus social policy.

  • Forecast models, development and growth
  • Structural equation models (Lisrel), item response theory models, latent variables model for social research
  • Welfare state indexes and policies
  • Math methods for social economy (analytic and computational, methods of optimization, fuzzy logic, etc.)
  • Evolution of local government models
  • Changes of family structure and related new social policy
  • Education and society
  • Social and human capital, relational goods
  • Problems of social inequality in developed countries
  • Decision support models for fund raising management