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Maria Giulia Montanari

Maria Giulia Montanari

Maria Giulia Montanari

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Maria Giulia Montanari is a research fellow at the department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU) of Polytechnic of Milan, where she studies the rising inequalities and social insecurity in the middle class. Graduated in Labour Sciences, in 2020 she obtained the PhD in Economic Sociology at the University of Milan, with a thesis on the welfare accessibility (unemployment, family and minimum income benefits) of European citizens who move from a Member State to another within the Union. Even though she mainly applied quantitative techniques of analysis (on EU-LFS and EU-SILC databases), she has recently experienced also qualitative techniques (focus group, in-depth interviews, questionnaires) by taking part in researches on food policies, old-age innovative policies and organizational well-being.

Journal Articles

“Is Migration a way out from achievement? The status attainment process of Romanians in Western Europe” co-authored with Cinzia Meraviglia

“The incidence and distribution of earnings shocks: Southern Europe in comparative perspective” co-authored with Costanzo Ranci, Manos Matsaganis and Andrea Parma

“Migration Neutrality over time: When European citizens access welfare” co-authored with Cinzia Meraviglia and Márton Medgyesi

Working Papers presented at conferences

“The overqualification of Eastern European migrants in Western European destinations”, presented on October 2022 at the Workshop “Tackling emigration in EU member states” – University of Bremen

“Integration policies and disadvantage in welfare benefit receipt among migrants in Europe” co-authored with Márton Medgyesi, presented on October 2022 at EuSocialCit Winter School – University of Milan

Other publications

Montanari M.G. (2020), “Intra-European Mobility and National Welfare States”, PhD thesis published on Iris Air (University of Milan archive):

Maino F., Regonini G., Montanari M.G. e Bandera L. (2020), “Il recupero e la distribuzione dei prodotti alimentari ai fini di solidarietà sociale: attuazione e risultati delle politiche di Regione Lombardia”, Rapporto Finale della Missione Valutativa n. 21/2019 del Consiglio Regionale della Lombardia, pubblicato sull’archivio Iris Air:

Montanari M.G. (2019), “Is free movement a threat or a boost to welfare states?”, journal article published on “EuVisions (an observatory on social Europe)” website: