Baizán Muñoz, PauResearch Professor at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF )
Social & Behavioural Sciences
My research focuses in two main areas: a) the study of the trends and patterns of family formation dynamics and, b) the changing patterns and determinants of migration between Africa and Europe. I explore several theoretical perspectives to explain the observed behaviour and apply quantitative techniques to disentangle the relationships between processes. For instance, I investigate questions such as "To what extent do employment insecurity and de-standarisation of work patterns affect the likelihood to enter a partnership and to have a child?", "How does this impact vary across countries, regions and different welfare state regimes?", "What is the impact of changing gender roles on fertility behaviour?", "What are the causes of African migration?", "How migration influences family behaviour?".
Key wordsfertility, migration, family formation, social policies, event history analysis