Gianna Claudia Giannelli is Associate Professor of Economics and Labour Economics in the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Florence. She is the deputy director of the PhD program in Development Economics at the University of Florence.
She is research fellow of IZA, and also associate researcher of CHILD (Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics, Turin).

She has received her master degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her Ph.D. in Economics from the European University Institute of Florence. She has been Research Fellow of the European University Institute collaborating to several research projects on welfare state and labour market regimes, household dynamics and economic inequality, microeconomic analysis of labour markets and consumer behaviour. She has been professor of Labour Economics in the Faculty of Political Science and in the faculty of Economics at the University of Florence.

She has written papers on topics of Labour and Household Economics such as youths and women in the labour market, women's and children's welfare in developing countries, intergenerational transfers, employment duration and wages in European countries, microeconometric applications to panel data, Migration and Remittances.

She has published on international and Italian journals, such as World Development, Economics of Education Review, International Migration Review, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Population Economics, the International Journal of Manpower, the Journal of Labor Research, Applied Economics, the Journal of Asian Economics, Labour and Politica Economica.

Her current research interests concern children's and women's welfare in developing countries, the evaluation of unpaid work in Europe,labour market reforms and employment duration, the labour market of developing countries, youth education, the participation of women to the labour market in developing countries and the problem of child work.

She joined IZA as Research Fellow in July 2000.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11395

We find a positive relationship between math attitude and students' math scores using data obtained from PISA 2012 and a 2SLS model. Math attitude is approximated by three subjective measures: parental attitude and student instrumental motivation, which assess beliefs about math importance for the job market, and student math anxiety....

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10622

In this study, we provide evidence that parents' beliefs about the value of math, in terms of successful employment, have a positive impact on children's math scores. This result is robust to the reverse causality issue that characterizes the relationship between parental attitude and children's performance. We adopt an identification...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10376
Daniela Campus, Gianna Claudia Giannelli

Dramatic spikes in food prices, like those observed over the last years, represent a real threat to food security in developing countries with severe consequences for many aspects of human life. Price instability can also affect the intra-household allocation of time, thus changing the labour supply of women, who traditionally...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9019
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2016, 52, 291–304

The performance gap in math of immigrant students is investigated using PISA 2012. The gap with respect to non-immigrant schoolmates is first measured. The hypotheses that first (second) generation students coming from (whose parents come from) countries with a higher performance in math fare better than their immigrant peers coming...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8927

In many Sub-Saharan African countries, a large number of people migrate internally or abroad because of demographic, economic and political factors. This pronounced mobility is likely to have consequences for child education, which is still a matter of concern in the region. We study this issue for Uganda, investigating whether...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7580
published in: Journal for Labour Market Research, 2016, 49, 269-294

The German "employment miracle", with a weak decline in employment and low unemployment during the great recession, seems to be a good example for a successful labour market reform. Nevertheless, there are concerns about rising inequality in the labour market. In this paper we analyze the quality of newly started...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7539
Federico Ciani, Gianna Claudia Giannelli

Between April and July 1994 Rwanda experienced a tremendous wave of inter-ethnic violence that caused at least 500,000 deaths. Combining birth history data drawn from the 2000 Rwanda Demographic and Health Survey with prefecture-level information on the intensity of the conflict, we examine the impact of the civil war on...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7246
published in: IZA Journal of Labor and Development, 2013, 2:13 (open access)

The aim of this paper is to investigate whether excessive parental alcohol consumption leads to a reduction of child welfare. To this end, we analyse whether alcohol consumption decreases time spent by parents looking after their children and working. Using the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, the study focuses on mono-nuclear...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6523
Michele Binci, Gianna Claudia Giannelli
forthcoming in: International Migration Review, 2016. Title: Internal vs. International Migration: Impacts of Remittances on Child Labor and Schooling in Vietnam

This paper focuses on the effects of domestic and international remittances on children's well-being. Using data from the 1992/93 and 1997/98 Vietnam Living Standards Surveys, we investigate average school attendance and child labour in remittance recipient and non-recipient households. The results of our cross-section and panel analyses indicate that remittances...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5771

This study provides a comparison of the size and value of unpaid family care work in two European member States, Italy and Poland. Using the Italian and Polish time use surveys, both the opportunity cost and the market replacement approaches are employed to separately estimate the value of family childcare...