New Population Center Work Paper (PSC/PARC): Batyra, Ewa, and Luca Maria Pesando. 2020. "The Selective Impact of Changes in Age-at-Marriage Laws on Early Marriage: Policy Challenges and Implications for Women’s Higher-Education Attendance." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-51.
New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Sironi, Maria, Nicola Barban, Luca Maria Pesando, and Frank Furstenberg. 2020. "A Sequence-Analysis Approach to the Study of the Transition to Adulthood in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-48.
New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Castro Torres, Andrés, Luca Maria Pesando, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank Furstenberg. 2019. "Family Change and Variation Through the Lens of Family Configurations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2019-31.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Demography & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
M.A., Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
M.Sc., Economics & Social Sciences, Bocconi University, 2012
B.A., Economics & Social Sciences,Bocconi University, 2010
Luca holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan. His main research interests span the disciplines of demography, economics of education and policy evaluation methods. Among these, he is interested in studying issues of family poverty and inequality, intergenerational transfers, fertility dynamics, and interactions between life-cycle events and the education process.
Prior to entering the program, he worked as Research Assistant at Bocconi University on a randomized experiment on financial literacy in high schools. He then moved to the University of Oxford, working on the design and launch of a collaborative blog on global population issues named openpop.org and collaborating with the “Young Lives” International Study of Childhood Poverty, as he would like to use Young Lives data as a starting point for his doctoral research. Finally, he worked with JPAL/IPA in Zambia and he was a member of the Social Cohesion Unit at the OECD Development Centre in Paris.
Pesando, L. M. (2018). “Does financial literacy increase students' perceived value of schooling?" Education Economics, 26 (5): 488-515.
Pesando, L. M. (2018). “Childlessness and upward intergenerational support: Cross-national evidence from 11 European countries." Ageing & Society, 1-36 (in press).
Pesando, L. M. (accepted). “Rethinking and revising Goode's contribution to global family change." Marriage & Family Review.
Pesando, L. M. and A. Abufhele (accepted). “Household determinants of teen marriage: Sister effects across four low- and middle-income countries." Studies in Family Planning (link to working paper).
Payne, C. F., Pesando, L. M., and H.P. Kohler (in press). “Up, down and reciprocal: The dynamics of private intergenerational transfers, family structure and health in a sub-Saharan African low-income context." Population and Development Review
(link to working paper).
Pesando, L. M. and the GFC team (2018). “Global family change: Persistent diversity with development." Population and Development Review, 1-51.