Born in Turin, between 1956 and 1971 he worked in the Research Department of Social Relations of Olivetti. From 1971 to 2002 he taught sociology at the University of Turin. He was also President of the Italian Council of Social Sciences from 1979 to 1988, and President of the Italian Association of Sociology from 1987 to 1992.
Gallino was author of several books and a columnist for various publications, and he directed the magazine Quaderni di Sociologia. His studies mainly focused on the sociology of economic processes in the labor market.
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