Name: Massimiliano Mascherini, Ph.D
Affiliation: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND) Wyattville Road, Loughlinstown, Dublin, Ireland.
Tel:+353 1 2043108
Massimiliano Mascherini is a research manager at Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. He is the leading author of the recent publication NEETs: young people Not in Employment, Education and Training Characteristics, Costs and olicy Responses where an estimation of the cost of youth unemployment was performed. He also coordinated the report Effectiveness of policy measures to increase the employment participation of young people which identified some key points of the most effective policies for the labour market reintegration of reintegrating youth in Europe. Massimiliano got his Ph.D. in Applied Statistics at the University of Florence and his main research interests lie in the fields of social cohesion and labour market participation, with great emphasis on young people and the social consequences of their exclusion from the labour market. He carried out several studies in the field of social capital, civic participation and active citizenship. Before joining Eurofound he worked as scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and at the University of Florence. He has been visiting fellow at the University of Sydney (Australia) and at Aalborg University (Denmark). Over the past few years he has produced in these fields a steady flow of publications in policy reports, conference proceedings and international peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the European Sociological Review and Social Indicator Research.

Professional Experience:
2009 today: Research Manager at EUROFOUND, the European Foundation for the improvement of Living and Working Conditions.
2006-2009: Scientific officer at the DG Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
2000-2006 Freelance Statistical Consultant and teaching assistant for the University of Florence.

2006 Ph.D in Applied Statistics.
2002 Degree in Statistics.

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