The interdependence between health, work and economics emerges strongly during health and economic crises. At such times it is useful to remember that health is a right, as is work, equal opportunities, social and labour inclusion, and the well-being of individuals. The multidisciplinary area on Health, Disability, Work and Care deals with the link among work, health and the design and evaluation of socio-economic, organisational and regulatory interventions in favour of working people and families. The area will also be able to provide research tools in the context of the implementation of the objectives in Mission 6 of the PNRR with particular attention to the impact of the interventions on the dimensions of health and work in the sector.

The following topics are of interest for this research area:

• Digital, agile and flexible work in the public and private sectors: implications for health, quality of work and work-life balance
• Diversity management: segregation or well-being?
• Organisational well-being, work-life balance and models of legal and organisational regulation of labour relations
• Analysis of the relationship between well-being (individual, organisational, social…), labour productivity, employment and innovation in business and society
• Determinants of organisational inclusion and consequences for well-being at work
• Construction of composite indicators of individual, relational, and organisational well-being
• Management of big data on health
• Reasonable accommodation, inclusion and job placement of vulnerable workers
• Agile workers, work time and the right to disconnect
• Mental health and social security
• Safety, prevention and accident protection in remote work
• Health, disability and care. A gender perspective
• Long-term caregiving and health: labour impacts and policy proposals
• Gender differences and health in family caregivers
• Gender inequalities in informal care services in the context of demographic transition
• Impact of population ageing on labour supply and demand, productivity, and quality of work
•  The role of immigrants in care work
• The relationship between health and social welfare labour supply and the quality of services offered to the citizenry
• The production of human capital in the health sector
• Model of social welfare integration for the treatment of people with chronic conditions
• Barriers and facilitators to the process of technology transfer and digitalisation of the health service.


prof.ssa Tindara Addabbo , prof.ssa Ylenia Curzi, prof. Marcello Morciano, prof.ssa Barbara Pistoresi, Giovanna Zamboni

Research Team

prof.ssa Tindara Addabbo (Labour Economics and Public Policy Evaluation), prof. Edoardo Ales (Labour Law), prof.ssa Susan Bisom-Rapp (Labour Law), prof.ssa Claudia Canali (Engineering), dott.ssa Maddalena Cavicchioli (Statistics), dott. Gaetano Coppeta (PhD student in Labour, Development and Innovation), prof.ssa Ylenia Curzi (Organisation and human resource management), prof. Tommaso Fabbri (Organisation and human resource management), prof. Gian Maria Galeazzi (Psichiatria), prof. Fabrizio Maria Gobba (Medicina del Lavoro), prof. Alberto Levi (Diritto del lavoro),  prof. Alberto Levi (Labour Law),  Dr. Alberto Modenese (Medicina del Lavoro),prof. Marcello Morciano (Health Economics and Policy), prof.ssa Barbara Pistoresi (Economics and Public Policy Evaluation), dott.ssa Erica Poma (PhD student in Labour, Development and Innovation), dott.ssa Olga Rymkevich (Labour Law), dott.ssa Elena Sarti (post doc in Labour economics), dott. Iacopo Senatori (Labour Law and Industrial relations),  prof. Alberto Tampieri (Labour Law), Giovanna Zamboni (Cognitive Neurology).