Giovanni Lamura

Research affiliate


Degree in Economics at the University of Ancona (Italy) and Ph.D. in 'Life course and social policy' at the University of Bremen (Germany)


Italian (mother tongue), English and German, French


National Institute of Health and Science on Aging
Via Santa Margherita 5
60124 Ancona

Tel: +39 71 800 47 97


Family and long-term care of dependent older people; work-life balance; migrant care work; prevention of elder abuse and neglect; ICT-based initiatives to support informal carers; intergenerational solidarity; interdisciplinary research on ageing in general.


  • Di Rosa, M., Melchiorre, M.G., Lucchetti, M. & Lamura, G. (2010). The impact of migrant work in the elder care sector: recent trends and empirical evidence in Italy. European Journal of Social Work.
  • Lamura, G., Melchiorre, M.G., Principi, A. & Lucchetti, M. (2009). Migrant workers in the eldercare sector: the Italian experience. Retraite et Société, Selection 2008, 125-152.
  • Tomassini, C. & Lamura, G. (2009). Population ageing in Italy and Southern Europe. In: Uhlenberg, P. (Ed.), International Handbook of Population Aging (pp. 69-89). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Lamura, G., Mnich, E., Nolan, M., Wojszel, B., Krevers, B., Mestheneos, L. & Döhner, H. on behalf of the EUROFAMCARE group (2008). Usage and accessibility of support services for family carers of older people in six European countries: prevalence findings from the EUROFAMCARE study. The Gerontologist, 48(6), 752-771.
  • Lamura, G., Döhner H. & Kofahl, C. on behalf of the EUROFAMCARE Consortium (2008). Services for Supporting Family Carers of Older People in Europe: Characteristics, Coverage and Usage. A Six-Country Comparative Study. Hamburg: Lit Verlag.
  • Lamura, G. (2007). Italy's familistic approach to elderly care and the new role of migrant home care workers. In: Burau, V., Theobald, H. & Blank, R.H. (Eds.), Governing home care. A cross national comparison (pp. 118-121). Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar.
  • Lamura, G., Mnich, E., Wojszel, B., Nolan, M., Krevers, B., Mestheneos, L. & Döhner, H. für das EUROFAMCARE Konsortium (2006). Erfahrungen von pflegenden Angehörigen älterer Menschen in Europa bei der Inanspruchnahme von Unterstützungsleistungen. Ausgewählte Ergebnisse des Projektes EUROFAMCARE. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 39(6), 429-442.
  • Polverini, F. & Lamura, G. (2005). Italy: Quality of Life in Older Age I. In: Walker, A. (Ed.), Quality of Life in Older Age in Europe (pp. 55-82). Open University Press.
  • Polverini, F. & Lamura, G. (2005). Italy: Quality of Life in Older Age II. In: Walker A. (Ed.), Quality of Life in Older Age in Europe (pp. 179-200). Open University Press.
  • Polverini, F. & Lamura, G. (2004). Labour Supply in Care Services. National Report on Italy. Dublin: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.