Family Demography

Niall Newsham

Niall
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research associates
Geography
University of California, Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Postdoctoral Scholar

Niall Newsham is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Geography at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research focuses on analysing spatial and temporal features of demographic change, with a focus on population decline, low fertility and mobility trajectories. His recent works have developed machine learning models to forecast population change outcomes in small geographic areas across Europe. He previously completed his PhD in Human Geography from the University of Liverpool, and his MS in Demography from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as part of the European Doctoral School of Demography.

Susana Otalvaro-Ramirez

Susana
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graduate student associates
Department of Economics
UC Santa Barbara
Graduate Student Fellow

I am a PhD student in the Department of Economics. Before coming to Santa Barbara, I worked in the Research Department at the Inter-American Development Bank, where I focused on the political economy of trustworthy behaviors in developing countries and the policy implications of non-communicable diseases. I completed my BA in Economics at Universidad de Antioquia and my MA in Economics at Universidad del Rosario in Colombia. My research interests include health, human capital, and gender economics. I am currently working on a project that investigates the effects of gender concordance on maternal health outcomes.

Camila Paleo

Camila
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graduate student associates
Department of Economics
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

 

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara. I graduated from the Universidad de la República (Udelar) in Montevideo, Uruguay, with B.A and M.A in Economics. My research interests broadly include labor economics, gender, education and health. Previous research has involved the study of intergenerational transmission of preferences, and the effect of a conditional cash transfer program in family changes and transition to adulthood. My current research focuses on studying the relationship between mental health, family and labor outcomes.

Alexis Wang

Alexis
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graduate student associates
Department of Economics
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

I have a keen interest in exploring how immigration, gender dynamics, and family structures are influenced by policy and socio-economic factors. My research aims to illuminate the complex interplay between these elements and their impact on fertility choices and demographic shifts, particularly within immigrant communities.

 

San Juanita García

Juanita
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research associates
Chicana and Chicano Studies
UCSB
Assistant Professor

San Juanita García is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Juanita’s broad research interests are: immigration, Latinx sociology, social determinants of health, sociology of mental health, intersectionality, and aging. Her research explores how a deportation regime and racialization practices embedded in an anti-immigrant climate and social institutions fuel discrimination and their impacts on the stress and mental health of Mexican-origin women. 

Child Citizenship Status in Immigrant Families and Differential Parental Time Investments in Siblings.

author

Wikle, Jocelyn, and Ackert, Elizabeth. 2022. 

edition

Social Sciences (Special Issue: “Rethinking the Mobilities of Migrant Children and Youth Across the Americas”). 11(11):507.
https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci11110507

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Nicolás Fuertes-Segura

Nicolas
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graduate student associates
Department of Economics
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Nicolás Fuertes-Segura is a Ph.D. Student in Economics at UC Santa Barbara. He holds a Master in Economics and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. His professional experience includes working on topics on labor markets and economics of education at the Social Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank. His primary research interests are health economics, the economics of education, and development economics. His current research focuses on the adoption of risky health behaviors (smoking and drinking), the development of socioemotional skills, and peer effects. He is also interested in studying the medium and long-term consequences of childhood experiences, and the intergenerational effects of parents' experiences.

Preface

author

Shelly Lundberg and Alessandra Voena, eds. 2023

edition

Handbook of the Economics of the Family: Volume 1, Elsevier, 2023: xv-xxiii.

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