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bullet_red Ph.D. Economics, Institute for Social and Economic Research (University of Essex), United Kingdom, July 2009. Supervisors: John Ermisch and Emilia Del Bono

bullet_red M.Sc. Economics, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 2002. Supervisor: Pedro Telhado Pereira

bullet_red B.Sc. Economics (Licenciatura), Faculdade de Economia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 1998.



Economics, Principles of Economics and Demography (undergraduate) and Population Dynamics (postgraduate).



Researcher at Centro de Administração e Políticas Públicas, ISCSP, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Researcher at CICS.NOVA, Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Research Fellow at the DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Italy

External Affiliate at the Health, Econometrics and Data Group, University of York, U.K.

Researcher at the FCT funded project "Reproducing or going against social destiny? A longitudinal study of a cohort born in the 90 of the XX century in Portugal" (Epiteen24), headed by Prof. Dra. Anália Torres, 2012-2015.

Researcher in the ERC funded project "Consequences of Demographic Changes" based at the DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, 2009-2011.

Collaboration in the project "Younex Youth, Unemployment, and Exclusion in Europe: A multidimensional approach to understanding the conditions and prospects for social and political integration of young unemployed" as part of the Portuguese team (headed by Prof. Dra. Maria Vitória Mourão).

Research Assistance in the project "Reproductive decision-making in a macro-micro prespective" (REPRO), in the University of Essex team, 2008-2010. m

Research Assistant in the project "Labour Demand, Education and the Dynamics of Social Exclusion" supported by the European Commission, (Faculdade de Economia da UNL), 1998-2000.



 bullet_red Publications in Refereed Journals

"Who Delays Childbearing? The Associations Between Time to First Birth, Personality Traits and Education", European Journal of Population, 32(4), 575-597, 2016. DOI 10.1007/s10680-016-9393-1 [2015 Impact factor: 2.636].


"Mothers' Labour Market Participation: Do Grandparents Make It Easier?" (with Bruno Arpino and Chiara Pronzato) European Journal of Population, Volume 30, Issue 4 (2014), Page 369-390 [2012 Impact factor: 1.300]

"Psychological distress of marital and cohabitation breakups" (with Arnstein Aassve), Social Science Research, 42 (2013) pp. 1599-1611. [2012 Impact factor: 1.266]

"Fertility and Values in Italy and Spain: A Look at Regional Differences within the European Context" (with Bruno Arpino), Population Review, Volume 52, Number 1, 2013.

 “Yearning, learning and conceding: Reasons Men and Women Change Their Childbearing Intentions" (with Maria Iacovou), Population and Development Review 37(1): 89–123 (March 2011). [Impact Factor: 2.085; ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 3/23 (Demography); 10/137 (Sociology)]

 “The value of Portuguese Railways for consumers on the eve of the First World War” (with Maria Eugénia Mata), Revista de Historia Transportes, Servicios y Telecomunicaciones, Nº 7, Marzo 2003.

“Is Schooling of Migrants’ Children More Like That of Their Parents, Their Cousins, or Their Neighbours?” (with Pedro Telhado Pereira), Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol.1, no 4: 443-459, 2000.

bullet_red Other Publications

"Inequity in healthcare use among older people after 2008: The case of Southern European Countries"(with Francesca Zantomio), Health, Econometrics and Data Group (University of York) Working Paper series, WP 17/06, March 2017.

"Mothers' Labour Market Participation: Do Grandparents Make It Easier?" (with Bruno Arpino and Chiara Pronzato) IZA Discussion Paper 7065, December 2012.

"When the first union comes to an end: Is it less distressing if we were cohabiting?" (with Arnstein Aassve) Dondena Working Paper No. 42, February 2011.

"Who delays childbearing? The relationships between fertility, education and personality traits", Dondena Working Paper No. 9, September 2008 (January 2010 revision); also as ISER working paper 2010-17, Institute for Social and Economic Research.

"All in the family: informal childcare and mothers' labour market participation" (with Bruno Arpino and Chiara Pronzato), ISER working paper 2010-24, Institute for Social and Economic Research.



Reviewer for Advances in Life Course Research, Análise Social, British Medical Journal Open, European Journal of Population, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Journal of Family Studies, Social Science Research, and Politiche sociali: studi e ricerche.