Daniele Zaccaria


SWISS100 represents an exciting opportunity to study and understand social networks, isolation, and loneliness among centenarians.

Current Position

  • Researcher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)

Educational Background

  • PhD in Economic Sociology, University of Brescia, Italy
  • MA in Sociology, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

Prior Experience

  • Researcher and survey manager, Golgi Cenci Foundation, Abbiategrasso, Milan, Italy
  • Visiting researcher, Department of Sociology, Tillburg University, The Netherlands
  • Post-doc fellow: Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milan Bioccca, Italy

Research Focus

  • Older people’ loneliness and social isolation
  • Social Inequalities in later life
  • Survey methodology
  • Influence of work career on frailty in later life
  • Advanced statistics for social sciences

Additional Experiences/Mile Stones

  • Co-PI of the research project “Aging in a Networked Society – Older people, social networks and well-being”
  • Member of the ISA-RC33 research group “Surveying older people: Age, cognition, and survey data quality”
  • Member of the organizing committee of the 2021 Annual Conference of the European Survey Research Association – ESRA (Milan, July 2021)

Role In Swiss100

  • Coordination of data collection in the Italian-speaking area
  • Analyses and publications on sociological characteristics in Swiss Centenarians