Barbara Boggiano is a visiting researcher in ZEW’s Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources” on a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from 1 October 2019 to 31 July 2020. She is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research interests lie in the fields of applied microeconometrics, as well as labour and health economics.

During her stay, Barbara Boggiano is working together with ZEW researcher Dr. Sarra Ben Yahmed on a project that aims to examine how job requirements in working long hours affect fertility decisions such as the timing of child birth among high skilled females. The project also examines whether family policies may change this relationship. To this purpose, the analysis exploits longitudinal datasets from France and the UK with detailed information on working hours and fertility.