Daniela Del Boca

University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor, Department of Economics, University of Turin; Director CHILD (Centre for Household Income, Labour, and Demographics); Fellow, Collegio Carlo Alberto; Director of Doctoral Program in Economics Vilfredo Pareto, University of Turin 2010–

Research interest

Labor economics and industrial relations, household and population economics

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Scientific Committee Save the Children “Educational Poverty” Program (2014–); Advisory Board Ministry of the Family 2007; Committee for the Evaluation of Balancing Work and the Family, Ministry of Labor 2014

Past positions

Fellow, Center for European Studies NYU 2005; Fellow, Italian Academy Columbia 2003; Associate Professor, Polytechnic of Milan


PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988

Selected publications

  • “Does the availability of child care impact child outcomes?” Review of the Economics of the Household, forthcoming (with Y. Brilli and C. Pronzato).

  • “Household behavior and marriage market.” Journal of Economic Theory 150 (2014): 137–155 (with C. Flinn).

  • “Household choices and child development.” Review of Economic Studies 81 (2014): 515–550 (with C. Flinn and M. Wiswall).

  • “Endogenous household interactions.” Journal of Econometrics 166 (2012): 49–65 (with C. Flinn).

  • “Life cycle employment and fertility across institutional environments.” European Economic Review 53 (2009): 274–292 (with R. Sauer).

  • “The mismatch between labour supply and child care.” Journal of Population Economics 4 (2007): 805–832 (with D. Vuri).