Our project consists of six teams from five countries: University Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Spain), the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI, Netherlands), Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium), University of Florence (UFL, Italy), University of Padua (UNIPD, Italy), University of Western Ontario (UWO, Canada).
Partner 1- Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Bruno Arpino (Team Leader) is an associate professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences and co-director of the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) at UPF in Barcelona, Spain. His PhD is in Applied Statistics from the University of Florence in 2008. His research interests are intergenerational relationships, ageing and wellbeing, fertility, immigrants assimilation, and applied statistics.
Aïda Solé Auró is a professor in the Department of Political and Social Science and a member of the Sociodemographics Research Group at UPF. She has two master’s degrees, (Business & Actuarial Science and Finance) and a Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona. She also did a two-year postdoctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Research Training Program in Gerontology with Dr. Eileen M. Crimmins at the University of Southern California (USC, USA) and was a research fellow in the “Mortality, Health and Epidemiology” Unit at INED in Paris (2013-2014). Her research analyzes micro data on health, longevity and wellbeing in Europe and the U.S. to address how to extend healthy active years of life.
Jordi Guma is a researcher in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences. His PhD in Demography is from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) from 2014. Jordi carried out all his predoctoral trajectory as a member of the staff of the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED) thanks to a FPI fellowship from the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. He holds a Master’s Degree in Regional and Population Studies from the UAB and a Master of Science (speciality in Demography) from the University of Lund (Sweden). Jordi also attended to the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) in 2010-11.
Albert Julia Cano is a PhD candidate at the Universitat de Barcelona, Researcher at the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM, UPF) and a member of the group Analysis of Inequalities and New Social Risks (AINSR, UB). Albert holds a MA in Sociology and Demography from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, 2010) and a BA in Sociology from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB, 2007). He received the second prize of the XVI Young Sociologists Contests in 2012 from the Catalan Research Institute.
Partner 2 – Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute
Anne Gauthier is senior researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and Professor of Comparative Family Studies at the University of Groningen. She is also the Director of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP). She obtained her PhD from the University of Oxford and has since held teaching and research positions in Canada, the UK, the US and the Netherlands. Her expertise is on family demography, transition to adulthood, fertility, and family policies.
Tom Emery is the manager of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute in The Hague. The GGP is a comparative, longitudinal survey which is fielded in 19 countries and provides data on family dynamics and demographic change to over 4,000 researchers worldwide. Tom gained a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 and his thesis examined the interaction between financial support between elderly parents and their adult children in a number of European countries. His research also covers questions of comparative survey methodology and policy measurements in multilevel contexts
Damiano Uccheddu is a PhD researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). Before joining the NIDI in June 2017, he received a Master degree in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento. His thesis investigated the social and economic inequalities in health among older people in Europe, with a particular focus on the role played by the welfare state. He furthermore recently completed an Advanced Course in Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing. His main research interests lie in ageing, social determinants of health, welfare systems, and quantitative methods for social research.
Partner 3 –Université Catholique de Louvain
Ester Rizzi is an associate professor of Demography at Universite Catholique of Louvain. She holds a PhD in demography from the consortium of University of Florence, University of Padua and University of Rome. Her recent research focuses on the consequences of parenthood, family transformations, and the role of incentives and norms, especially gender norms.
Malgorzata (Gosia) Mikucka is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Manheim and the Universite Catholique of Louvain. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses around the question how family life and employment experiences shape people’s subjective well-being and health.
Younga Kim is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Demographic Research, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales and was a James Martin visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population and Ageing at the University of Oxford. Her research interests are female employment and its relation to demographics, especially fertility and ageing in Western European and East Asian societies.
Partner 4 – University of Florence
Gustavo De Santis is a professor of Demography at the University of Florence, Italy. He is president of the Scientific Council of the INED (Paris, France), President of Neodemos (www.neodemos.it), vice-president of the Italian Association for Population Studies – AISP (https://www.sis-aisp.it/) and chief editor of N-IUSSP (www.niussp.org). His expertise is on ageing and pension problems.
Elena Pirani is an assistant professor of Demography at the Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications “G. Parenti”, University of Florence. Her PhD is in Applied Statistics from 2009. Her main research interests are family behaviors, family structure, social support, and family networks. She is also interested in the study of health, socio-economic inequalities and quality of life. These topics are treated with a comparative perspective among gender, generations and geographical areas, through the application of multilevel models, models for latent variables and causal inference methods.
Silvana Salvini is a professor of Demography in the Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications at the University of Florence, Italy. She has been Head of the Department during the period 2008-2012 and President of the Italian Association for Population Studies in the years 2009-2011, after being Vice-President in the years 2007-2009.
Daniele Vignoli is an associate professor in Demography at the University of Florence. He received his PhD in Demography from La Sapienza, University of Rome, in 2008. His research addresses family-related behaviors and their interrelationship with the socio-economic status and subjective wellbeing of individuals and comparative family demography.
Partner 5 – University of Padua
Maria Letizia Tanturri is an assistant professor in the department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Padua. Her research interests focus on fertility, childlessness, and time use.
Maria Castiglioni is an associate professor of Demography in the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Padua. She holds a PhD in demography from the consortium of Universities of Florence, Padua and Rome. Her research interests are intergenerational exchanges, kin networks, family formation and fertility behaviours.
Omar Paccagnella is an associate professor of Economic Statistics at the University of Padua, Department of Statistical Sciences. He holds a PhD in Applied Statistics, Economics and Social Sciences from the University of Padua. The economics of aging is one of his main research interests. He has been involved in the SHARE (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe) project since 2002.
Silvia Meggiolaro is an assistant professor in Social Statistics at the University of Padua, Department of Statistical Sciences. Her main research interests are the different family forms, social networks, and well-being in old age.
Partner 6 – University of Western Ontario
Rachel Margolis is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. She got her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Demography and Sociology in 2011 and her MSc in Population and Development at the London School of Economics. Her research addresses the changing demography of kin in aging societies, fertility and family dynamics, and health behavior trajectories.
Sarah Patterson is currently completing her PhD in Sociology and Demography at Penn State and will start as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario in August 2017. Her research interests are demography, families, aging, and work.