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Opening conference of the Research Master in Sociology and Demography

Opening conference of the Research Master in Sociology and Demography

02.10.2018

On Friday 26 of October, Prof. Barbara S. Okun will hold the Opening conference of the Research Master in Sociology and Demography for this course 2018-19.

Time: 12.30 h

Place: room 40008 (Roger de Llúria building)

Professor Barbara S. Okun is affiliated with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is a visitor at the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics in Barcelona for the 2018-19 academic year. Prof. Okun (Ph.D. Princeton University, Economics, 1992) is a family and social demographer. Her areas of research have focused on four overlapping areas: fertility and family change; marriage patterns and their social consequences; educational attainment and inequality; and family and women’s work. Her research has been empirical and quantitative in nature, and has utilized a variety of large, quantitative data sets for the purposes of analyzing the interrelationships between social and economic factors and demographic behavior. Her most recent research has focused on fertility in the context of the extended family, as well as on men’s roles in domestic labor. In many of her papers, Prof. Okun attempts to challenge accepted theories on the basis of detailed empirical evidence, which often goes against what one might think intuitively. She also puts an emphasis on the documentation of empirical facts, trends, and differentials, which serve as a basis for a better understanding of the demography and sociology of population processes.

 

 

 

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