Department of Social Policy
Houghton Street
OLD 2.32
WC2A 2AE, London, UK.
+44 (0)20 7955 6867


I am an Associate Professor of Social and Economic Demography at the Department of Social Policy of the London School of Economics (LSE). Prior to joining LSE, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Yale University. I have also held visiting researcher positions at Princeton University (2006); at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) of Essex University (2007), as a Jemolo Fellow at the Nuffield College of the University of Oxford (2015) and at the Economics Department of the University College London (2017).

My research examines the interplay between family processes (divorce, marriage and fertility) and child and economic outcomes (savings, labour supply and type) to understand social stratification and inequality. Much of my work is inherently interdisciplinary, cutting across research in demography, economics and family sociology. My published research can be found in internationally prominent journals of all three disciplines, such as Annual Review of Sociology, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, Journal of Human ResourcesDemography, European Economic ReviewEuropean Journal of Population, among others.

My research has also been covered by over 60 media outlets in more than 20 countries including New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, AOL Money, IOL News (South Africa), India Times, La Stampa and Irish Independent.

At the LSE, I mainly teach one of the core graduate courses of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the School of Public Policy. I am also the program director of the undergraduate degree BSc Social Policy and Economics.