Maria Letizia Tanturri, PhD in Demography (2001), has been Assistant Professor of Demography since 2005 and affiliated to the Department of Statistical Sciences, at University of Padua since 2009.
She is member of the Steering Committee and local scientific coordinator for UNIPD in the project “FamiliesAndSocieties- Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations” funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme- Cooperation (http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/ ).
She is member of the Comité de sélection du fonds d’excellence (2013-2015) at INED.
She participated into several international projects: e.g. “MAGGIE” (Major AGing and Gender Issues in Europe) (6th Framework Programme), (2006-2009) and “FELICIE” (FuturE ELderly Living Conditions In Europe) (6th Framework Programme) (2003-2006); Galileo Project 2008/2009 “Le coût de l’enfant en temps sur le cycle de vie en France et en Italie, “Travail domestique et organisation des temps de vie dans les ménages”, coordinated by University of Paris I, Sorbonne (2005-2007). She was part of an international research network on Gendering European Family Dynamics (2006-09).
She participated to the PRIN2009 project “ A new childbearing and childrearing regime”, coordinated by F. Billari. She was the local coordinator (University of Pavia) in the PRIN 2007 project “The cost of children. Estimates, connections with the low Italian fertility, policy implications, and determination of a fair child support payment when parents divorce”, coordinated by G. De Santis”. Since 2001 to 2004, she was research fellow at University of Florence on low fertility (PRIN2002 and 2004) both coordinated by M. Livi Bacci.
Her research interests fall broadly into the areas of low fertility and its socio-economic determinants, with special regards to childlessness and to the relationship between gender role-set, time use and reproductive behaviour. She is also interested in assessing the socioeconomic conditions of the old population across Europe and to study the population change in the Veneto region.