I am a sociologist interested in social stratification patterns, mobility effects and inequalities. Other research interests include statistical analysis and quantitative methods for cross-sectional and longitudinal data, labor market dynamics and educational credentials.

I joined the Research Unit INSIDE in September 2018 as a Ph.D. student. My doctoral project, under the supervision of Prof. Robin Samuel, aims to deepen the understanding related to social mobility effects on health inequalities.

The doctoral project addresses:

  • the current methodological concerns in the literature of social stratification,
  • the implications of up- and downward mobility considering individual conditions (i.e. educational level, occupational status, and income), 
  • how macro-structural institutions affect the inequality of opportunity on health.

Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, I obtained an M.Sc. in Sociology and Social Research (Social Inequalities) at the University of Trento in March 2018. My Master Thesis focused on the time-varying and joint mechanism of: a) radical shift of the mode of economic production and b) educational stratification on income inequalities in China.


Research interests
Social Stratification
Social Mobility
Health Inequalities
Statistical Analysis
Quantitative Methods
Biosocial Data

Latest content Alessandro Procopio took part in

Faculty Blog
Preparing for the post-pandemic challenges
From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the humanities and social sciences took a strong interest in this health crisis. While a lot of projects are examining the management and impact of the pandemic on our current lives, one of them wishes to look further. "Young People and COVID-19 - Social, Economic, and Health Consequences of Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Young People in Luxembourg", aims to monitor the short-term and long-term impact of the crisis on the 16-29 years old in Luxembourg.
Social Sciences
Monitoring the pulse of youth
Developed by the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research, the Youth Survey Luxembourg collects data on different aspects of the lives of young people aged 16 to 29 every 5 years .The findings help policy-makers in their decisions as well as researchers.