Lucia Mangiavacchi

  • Current position:
    Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Positions/functions as policy advisor:
    Consultant to UNU-WIDER (2015–2016); Consultant to Israeli National Insurance Institute (2009–2012); Consultant to Institute for Fiscal Studies (Madrid) (2009–2011); Consultant to United Nation Development Program (2009–2011); Consultant to European Parliament (2009–)
  • Research interest:
    Labor and demographic economics, family economics, development economics, public economics
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  • Affiliations:
    University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Past positions:
    Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of the Balearic Islands (2011–2013); Research Fellow, Microsimula Unit, Paris School of Economics (2010–2011)
  • Qualifications:
    PhD Development Economics, University of Florence, 2010
  • Selected publications:
    • “Optimal taxation, social preferences and the four worlds of welfare capitalism in Europe.” Economica 82 (2015) (with A. Spadaro and L. Piccoli).
    • “Do parents drink their children’s welfare? Intra-household allocation of time between market labour, domestic work and child care in Russia.” IZA Journal of Labor and Development 2 (2013) (with G. C. Giannelli and L. Piccoli).
    • “Minimum income in a transition economy: A pro-poor measure or a poor safety net?” Economics of Transition 21:4 (2013): 683–712 (with P. Verme).
    • “Evaluating the redistributive impact of public health expenditure using an insurance value approach.” European Journal of Health Economics 14:5 (2013): 775–787 (with A. Spadaro, I. Moral-Arce, M. Adiego-Estella, and A. Blanco-Moreno).
    • “GDP and the value of family caretaking: How much does Europe care?” Applied Economics 44 (2012): 2111–2131 (with G. C. Giannelli and L. Piccoli).
  • Articles

Family structure and children’s educational attainment in transition economies

Access to education has been hampered by economic and family shocks in south-east Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union

October 2016

10.15185/izawol.303 303

by Lucia Mangiavacchi Mangiavacchi, L

Compared to developing economies, European transition economies had high levels of human capital when their transitions began, but a lack of resources and policies to protect poor families hampered children’s access to education, especially for non-compulsory school grades. Different phenomena associated with transition also negatively affected children’s education: e.g. parental absence due to migration, health problems, and alcohol abuse. These findings call for a greater policy focus on education and for monitoring of the schooling progress of children in special family circumstances.