Chiara Saraceno is currently an honorary fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin. She was previously Professor of Sociology of the Family, first at the University of Trento and then in Turin, and for five years Research Professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung. For several years she was member of the Italian investigative committee on poverty and marginalisation, acting as Chair from 1998 to 2001. She has belonged to several international research networks. Her studies concern families, intergender and intergenerational relationships, welfare policy and poverty. Recent books in Italian include: L'equivoco della famiglia, Laterza (2017); Mamme e papà. Gli esami non finiscono mai, Il Mulino (2016); Il lavoro non basta. La povertà in Europa negli anni della crisi, Feltrinelli (2015); Il Welfare, Il Mulino (2014); Coppie e famiglie. Non è questione di natura, Feltrinelli (2012, with a new updated edition printed in October 2016). She is one of the founders of the Alleanza per l’Infanzia. She is a columnist for the Repubblica and Stampa newspapers.