Sara Mazzucchelli

  • Research interests

    Sara Mazzucchelli is interested in the transition to motherhood and the relationship with employers, as well as leave (maternity, paternity, parental) and interconnections with parental employment, early childhood services, and policies linking work, family and gender. She is currently part of an interdisciplinary research group (psychologist and sociologists) aimed at the realization of training activities and action research for companies and workers.

    Impact work and current projects

    • Improving welfare management an innovative method of parenting enhancement with and within companies, born from a synergic action of different partners (our University Centre, EDWIHR business consulting, Lexelent law firm and Niklas Events).
    • Ageless Talents analysis of the potential of women in mid-late career. A project financed by Valore D - an Association of large companies formed in Italy in order to support women’s leadership in the corporate world, which is aimed at defining the specific potential of working women between 50 and 65 years old, locating the organizational aspects that support and promote this through the analysis of some aspects of personal and working life, and identifying specific tools to enhance the performance and motivation of women in the examined age group.

    Recent Publications

    • Books
    • Journal articles
    • Book chapters


    • Mazzucchelli, S., Rossi G (eds.) (2014) Special Issue on the Italian Family, Journal of Comparative Family Studies.
    • Mazzucchelli, S. (2011) Reconciling family-work: the role of Corporate Citizenship, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. : Saarbrücken, Germany

    Journal articles

    • Bosoni M.L, Mazzucchelli S. (2019), Father Role Representations in the 1980s and the New Millennium, Genealogy, Volume 3, Number 2
    • Bosoni M.L, Mazzucchelli S. (2018), The invisible gap between public policy and company practices in supporting fatherhood: the Italian case, Community, Work and Family, Volume 21, Number 2, pp.193-208
    • Mazzucchelli, S., Addabbo T., Cardinali V., Giovannini D (2016), Italy, Update of Country notes, in A. Koslowski, S. Blum, P. Moss (eds.), 12th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2016, pp.120-202.
    • Mazzucchelli, S., Rossi G. (2015), "I'd like to but I can't": The Implementation of the Italian Act on Parental Leave, in T. Miller, E. Dermott (eds.), Fatherhood, caring and paid work: patterns of change and continuity, Special issue of Families, Relationships and Societies, Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 295-308.
    • Mazzucchelli, S., (2014), Moms & work: A complex relationship, in G. Rossi, S. Mazzucchelli (eds.), Special Issue of the Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Volume XLV, Number 2, pp. 261-273.

    Book chapters

    • Bosoni M.L., Mazzucchelli S., (2018), Researching fathers through surveys: methodological challenges, in Dermott E., Gatrell C. (eds.) Fathers, Families and Relationships: Researching Everyday Lives, Bristol:Policy Press, pp. 47-71
    • Bosoni M.L., Mazzucchelli S. (2018), Generazioni a confronto: le rappresentazioni della figura paterna negli anni ottanta e nel nuovo millennio, in Marta E., Regalia C. (eds.) Giovani in transizione e padri di famiglia: Studi Interdisciplinari sulla famiglia, Volume 30, Milan:Vita e Pensiero, pp. 25- 55
    • Mazzucchelli S., Bosoni M.L., Rossi, G. (2017), The Importance of the Family as an Institution. Findings from an Italian Survey, in V. Česnuitytė, D. Lück, E. Widmer (eds.), Family continuity and change, Palgrave Macmillan : Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire.
    • Mazzucchelli, S., Rossi G., Bonini R. (2011), Family relations as social capital, in R. Jallinoja, E. Widmer (eds.), Families and Kinship in Contemporary Europe: Rules and Practices of Relatedness, Palgrave Macmillan : Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp.203-215.
    • Mazzucchelli, S. (2011), The Impact of Law 53/00 (Regulation of Parental Leave) on Fathers: a Good Law Disregard in Daily Life, in M. Cortini, G. Tanucci, E. Morin (eds.), Boundaryless Careers and Occupational Wellbeing, Palgrave Macmillan : Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp.241-255.