Research Articles

Batyra, E., and Pesando, L. M. (2022). "Increases in Child Marriage Among the Poorest in Mali: "Reverse Policies" or Data Quality Issues?" forthcoming at Population Studies (link to working paper).

Abufhele, A., Pesando, L. M., and Castro, A. F. (2022). "Parental Educational Similarity and Inequality Implications for Infant Health in Chile: Evidence from Administrative Records, 1990-2015," Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 82, 100736.

Köksal, S., Pesando, L. M., Rotondi, V., and Şanlitürk, E. (2022). "Harnessing the Potential of Google Searches for Understanding Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence Before and After the COVID-19 Outbreak," European Journal of Population, 38, 517-545.

Pesando, L. M. (2022). "Safer if Connected? Mobile Technology and Intimate Partner Violence," Demography, 59(2): 653-684.

Varriale, C., Pesando, L. M., Kashyap, R., and Rotondi, V. (2022). "Mobile Phones and Attitudes Towards Women’s Participation in Politics: Evidence from Africa" - Sociology of Development, 8(1): 1-37. Free access here.

Pesando, L. M. (2022). "A Four-Country Study on the Relationship Between Parental Educational Homogamy and Children's Health from Infancy to Adolescence." Population Research and Policy Review, 41: 251-284.

Castro, A. F., Pesando, L. M., Kohler, H. P, and Furstenberg, F. F. (2022). "Family Change and Variation Through the Lens of Family Configurations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries," Population, Space and Place, 28(4): e2531.

Pesando, L. M., Barban, N., Sironi, M., and Furstenberg, F. F. (2021). "A Sequence-Analysis Approach to the Study of the Transition to Adulthood in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." Population and Development Review, 47(3): 719-747.

Batyra, E., and L. M. Pesando. (2021). "Trends in Child Marriage and New Evidence on the Selective Impact of Changes in Age-at-Marriage Laws on Early Marriage." SSM - Population Health, 14, 100811.

Pesando, L. M. (2021). "Educational Assortative Mating in Sub-Saharan Africa: Compositional Changes and Implications for Household Wealth Inequality." Demography, 58(2): 571-602.

Pesando, L. M., Rotondi, V., Stranges, M., Kashyap, R., and Billari, F. C. (2021). "The Internetization of International Migration." Population and Development Review, 47(1): 79-111.

Furstenberg, F. F., Harris, L., Pesando, L. M., and Reed, M. N. (2020). "Kinship Practices Among Alternative Family Forms in Western Industrialized Societies." Journal of Marriage and Family, 82(5): 1403-1430.

  • All coauthors contributed equally to this work.

Rotondi, V., Kashyap, R., Pesando, L. M., Spinelli, S., and F. C. Billari (2020). "Leveraging Mobile Phones to Attain Sustainable Development." Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, 117(24): 13413-13420.

Pesando, L. M., Wolf, S., Behrman, J. R., and E. Tsinigo (2020). "Are Private Kindergartens Really Better? Examining Preschool Choice, Parental Resources, and Children's School-Readiness in Ghana." Comparative Education Review, 64(1): 107-136.

Payne, C. F., Pesando, L. M., and H. P. Kohler (2019). "Up, Down and Reciprocal: The Dynamics of Private Intergenerational Transfers, Family Structure and Health in a sub-Saharan African Low-Income Context." Population and Development Review, 45(1): 41-80.

Pesando, L. M. and the GFC team (2019). "Global Family Change: Persistent Diversity with Development." Population and Development Review, 45(1): 133-168.

Pesando, L. M. and A. Abufhele (2019). "Household Determinants of Teen Marriage: Sister Effects Across Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries." Studies in Family Planning, 50(2): 113-136.

Pesando, L. M. (2019). "Rethinking and Revising Goode's Contribution to Global Family Change." Marriage & Family Review, 55(7): 619-630.

Pesando, L. M. (2019). "Childlessness and Upward Intergenerational Support: Cross-National Evidence from 11 European Countries." Ageing & Society, 39(6): 1219-1254.

Pesando, L. M. (2018). "Does Financial Literacy Increase Students' Perceived Value of Schooling?" Education Economics, 26(5): 488-515.

Contributed Peer-Reviewed Volumes

Pesando, L. M., Billari, F. C., Favero, C., and F. Saita. (2021). “Financial and Demographic Education Effectiveness in Academic and Vocational High Schools: A Randomised Experiment.” In: Financial Education and Risk Literacy, edited by R. Viale, U. Filotto, B. Alemanni, and S. Mousavi, Behavioural Financial Regulation and Policy (BEFAIRLY) Series. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Pesando, L. M. (2020). Polygyny and Women’s Status: Myths and Evidence. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (eds) Gender Equality. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.

Pesando L. M. and V. Rotondi (2020). Mobile Technology and Gender Equality. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (eds) Gender Equality. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.