Research in Progress

Papers Under Review

"Beyond Attendance: Gendered Impacts of a Cash Transfer for Education and the Unpaid Care Burden in Rural Morocco" – revise and resubmit at The Journal of Development Studies (link to working paper).

  • Winner of the Biennial 2017 Etienne Van de Walle prize for the best graduate student paper in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania.

"Parental Educational Similarity and Infant Health in Chile: Evidence from Administrative Records, 1990-2015" (with Alejandra Abufhele and Andrés F. Castro) - revise and resubmit at Research in Social Stratification and Mobility (link to working paper).

"Reverse Policies? Reducing the Legal Minimum Age at Marriage Increases Child Marriage Among the Poorest in Mali" (with Ewa Batyra) - revise and resubmit at Population Studies (link to working paper).

"Union Formation, Within-Couple Dynamics, and Child Well-Being in Global Comparative Perspective" (with Ewa Batyra, Andrés F. Castro, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank F. Furstenberg) - under review (link to working paper).

" Communication with Kin in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic" (with Megan N. Reed, Lauren Harris, Linda Li, Frank, F. Furstenberg, and Julien O. Teitler) - under review (link to working paper).

"Parental Separation and Children’s Academic Performance: Further Evidence and Heterogeneity from University Students in Italy" (with Manuela Stranges) - under review.

"What's a Parent to Do? Measuring Cultural Logics of Parenting with Text Analysis" (with Pat Hastings) - under review (link to working paper).


In Progress

"Digital Technologies and Children's Health Outcomes at Birth" (with Komin Qiyomiddin).

"Educational Assortative Mating and Harsh Parenting" (with Elisabetta De Cao, Giulia La Mattina, and Alberto Ciancio).

"The Future of Demography: Where are We Headed?" (with Audrey Dorélien, Alexis Santos, and Xavier St-Denis).

"Methodological Innovations for Measuring Parenting Logics: Applications of Computational Approaches for Using Text as Data" (with Pat Hastings).

"Promises and Pitfalls of Vital Registration Systems Across the Globe: Are We on Track for 2030?" (with Stéphane Helleringer, Orsola Torrisi, and Soumaila Ouedraogo).

"Global Stratification in Family Structure and Educational Outcomes: A Critical Appraisal and Outlook for the Future."

"The Demography of Polygyny in sub-Saharan Africa: Trends, Compositional Effects, and Implications for Inequality" (with Julia A. Behrman and Hans-Peter Kohler).

"Do Transition to Adulthood Markers Diffuse Through Country Ties? Evidence from Low- and Middle-Income Countries" (with Jeffrey Swindle).