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Ludovica Gambaro

Ludovica Gambaro

CASE Visiting Fellow and Scientific Associate, DiW, Berlin


Ludovica is studying childcare, and in particular the reasons why workers in childcare have low pay. Her analysis uses a gender perspective and is set in the context of family change and of the restructuring balance between family, market and state in the provision of care. By focusing on the position of childcare workers, the research is concerned with the issues of access and status in paid employment available to women. Specifically, Ludovica looks at childcare workers in England in the last fifteen years using both large datasets and interviews. Supervisors: Professor Jane Lewis, Professor David Piachaud

Ludovica Gambaro's current research interests are:

  • Early childhood education and care services
  • Family policy
  • Labour market and skills formation
  • Social care provision

Ludovica's latest projects include: