Socio-Demography Research Group, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
The UPF is a public university, founded in 1990, and specialized in the social sciences although with a large law department. Within the political and social sciences department, main research fields include demography and the family, labour markets and employment, migration and immigrant integration policies, public policies and regulation, comparative social policy and welfare states, research on social inequalities and poverty. The researchers involved in the present project belong to the Socio-Demography Research Group, specialised on comparative projects on households, welfare, and employment, and on family formation and low fertility in Europe.
Research Group on Demographic Dynamics, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
The State-funded Consejo Superior de Investigaciones
Científicas(CSIC) is the biggest public institution dedicated to
research in Spain and the third in Europe. Attached to the ministry
of Science and Innovation, through the Secretary of State for
Research, its core objective is to develop and promote research in
order to further scientific and technological progress. CSIC is
thus open to cooperation with both Spanish and foreign agencies. In
accordance with its status (article 4), its mission is to promote,
coordinate, develop and disseminate of interdisciplinary scientific
and technological research in order to contribute to the
advancement of knowledge and economic, social and cultural
development, as well as to enhance professional training and advise
public and private agencies.
The Spanish teams will lead WP6 on the determinants of migration and the statistical analysis of WP8 on the socio-demographic changes due to international migrations.
Amparo Gonzalez is a Research Fellow at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC-IEGD) and Assistant Professor at the Political and Social Sciences Department of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). She has participated in the FP6 EU Project LOCALMULTIDEM and is currently involved in the FP6 EU Project PROMINSTAT. Her dissertation, titled "Family and Labor Strategies in Migration. Family reunification, partner choice and labor participation of migrants in the host country", was awarded with the Spanish Socio-Economic Council prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in 2006. Her interests lie, especially, in the areas of social demography, international migration, integration and immigration policies. Among her most recent publications in English are: "The reunification of the spouse among recent immigrants in Spain. Links with undocumented migration and the labour market", in A. Kraler y E. Koffman (Ed.) Gender, Generations and the Family in International Migration. IMISCOE Series, Amsterdam (forthcoming in 2010); "The process of family reunification among original guest-workers in Germany", Zeitschrift für Familienforschung (2007); "Who do immigrants marry? Partners’ Choice among Single Immigrants in Germany", European Sociological Review (2006).
Pau Baizan (Demographer) is Research professor at the department of political and social sciences of the university Pompeu Fabra since 2002, after holding several positions at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, the University of Louvain-la-Neuve and at the University of Cambridge. His main research interest lies in fertility and household formation, migration dynamics, labour force participation, welfare state and family, including the study of these phenomena in relation to migrant population. He holds a strong expertise in event history analysis and analysis of large scale data sets.
Mao-Mei Liu (Post-doc).
Elisabeth Kraus (Research Assistant)
Department of Political and Social Sciences,
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27,