New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Pesando, Luca Maria and Alejandra Abufhele (2018). "Household Determinants of Teen Marriage and Childbearing: Sister Effects Across Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC) WP2018-16.
Global Family Change
A few weeks ago Hans-Peter Kohler (PI) and Frank Furstenberg (Co-PI) embarked on a journey to better understand the complex ways in which families are changing across the world. Global Family Change (GFC) is an NSF funded project that will explore how families change on a global scale and will build a wealth of data to share. If you weren't able to make it to Luca Maria Pesando's, talk "Global Family Change: The Reshaping of Society's Most Fundamental Institution with Development" last week you are in luck! The presentation, followed by a lively discussion, is now available on our YouTube channel.
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.