General.  Capacity for:

  • managing, analyzing, and synthesizing data and information
  • working in interdisciplinary teams and communicating in English with the international scientific community
  • generating new ideas autonomously and paying attention to quality

Specific. Capacity for:

  • recognizing the socio-economic structure of modern societies
  • understanding the most important demographic dynamics affecting societies along individuals' life cycles: fertility, mortality, family formation, migratory flows, aging, etc.
  • identifying the most important social phenomena characterizing modern societies: class and gender stratification, social mobility , economic inequalities, etc.
  • analyzing and synthesizing the main issues regarding a research question
  • finding bibliographic references and data suited to answering a research question
  • choosing appropriate variables and building valid and reliable indicators
  • organizing and planning research
  • using advanced methods and techniques of analysis
  • adapting to new problems and questions
  • designing and evaluating policies for solving social problems, identifying their weaknesses and strengths