Our team and Partners

Project Coordinator - Dr. Marge Unt

As a kid, I never wanted to grow up. To me, the grown-up world was not something to look for. What is this "work" they always claim to have? Why do they refuse to run around in fields and find shapes in clouds? And why do adults assume that they know it all and are still so stressed? Now, I have made this transition and have entered the world of my own family and work. However, I am still deeply interested in how youth experience becoming an adult in different contexts.


Project Co-coordinator - Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel

When I grew up, Germany experienced serious mass unemployment and was called the “sick man of Europe”. I saw friends suffering from unemployment and insecure jobs. But there were also success stories of friends coping with such a situation and also escaping from it. Nowadays, after a period of policy reforms, the situation is better in Germany but there are still many problems. These observations raised my interest in understanding how youths avoid getting into trouble and which policies help.



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Rosy Musumeci

Rosy Musumeci

Position: Research Fellow in the Except Project

Field of study: Sociology

Research topics: Labour market; atypical employment; transition to parenthood; work-family balance; longitudinal qualitative analysis

I was born, lived and studied in Catania, in the South of Italy, where I held a Political Sciences Degree and a PhD in Sociology. During my PhD I studied consumption behaviour and risk attitudes of temporary workers in comparison to permanent workers.

After I got married, in 2008, I moved in Turin where I started to collaborate with the Department of Social Sciences (then Cultures, Politics and Society).

My research interests and experiences are crossed borders between Sociology of Family and Work. In particular I’m interested in labour market, atypical employment, transition to parenthood, work-family balance and longitudinal comparative qualitative analysis.

I have taught Sociology of work for many years and I have participated to national and international researches on working careers, on the interconnections between job insecurity and family life and on transition to parenthood among dual earner couples.

I’m mother of a wonderful child.


Advisory board:

Hans-Peter Blossfeld
Caroline Dewilde
Duncan Gallie
Massimiliano Mascherini
Jale Tosun
Gianfranco Bordone
Laura Orestano
Franco Chiaramonte
Luca Chiapella
Vanessa Di Paola
Virginie Mora
Ruth Santos-Brien
Rita Bergstein

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