Pau Baizán is ICREA Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University, where he teaches demography. Previously, he was research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (2000-2002), doctoral student and teaching assistant at the University of Louvain (1996-1999), where he obtained his PhD in Demography, and research associate at the University of Cambridge (1994-1995).
My research focuses in two main areas: a) the study of the trends and patterns of family formation dynamics and, b) the changing patterns and determinants of migration. I explore several theoretical perspectives to explain the observed behaviour and apply quantitative techniques to disentangle the relationships between processes. For instance, I investigate questions such as "To what extent do employment insecurity and de-standarisation of work patterns affect the likelihood to enter a partnership and to have a child?", "How does this impact vary across countries, regions and different welfare state regimes?", "What is the impact of changing gender roles on fertility behaviour?", "What are the causes of African migration?", "How migration influences family behaviour?".
Research Professor, ICREA
Research Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Assistant Scientifique & student, University of Louvain-la-Neuve
Research Associate, University of Cambridge. Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Ph.D. in Demography
University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, M.Sc. Demography
University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Diplôme de Démographie (D.E.S).
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Licenciatura en Geografia (B.A. in Geography)
Migrations between Africa and Europe: Assessing the role of resources, family and networks, In: Beauchemin C. (ed.), Migration between Africa and Europe,
What drives Senegalese migration to Europe? The role of economic restructuring, labor demand and the multiplier effect of networks, Demographic Research
The policy context of fertility in Spain: toward a gender-egalitarian model?, In: R. Rindfuss and M. Choe (eds), Low fertility, institutions, and their policies: Variations across industrialized countries. New York/Heidelberg: Springer: 195-220
Prospects for the Comparative Study of International Migration using quasi-longitudinal micro-data, Demographic Research
The effect of gender policies on fertility: the moderating role of education and normative context, European Journal of Population
Reunifying versus Living Apart Together Across Borders: A Comparative Analysis of Sub-Saharan Migration to Europe, International Migration Review 49(1): 173-199
Couple Bargaining or Socio-Economic Status? Why Some Parents Devote More Time to their Children than Others, European Societies 16(1): 3-27
An Origin and Destination Perspective on Family Reunification: The Case of Senegalese Couples, European Journal of Population 30(1) 65-87
Distance, transnational arrangements and return decisions of Senegalese, Ghanaians and Congolese migrants, International Migration Review 48(4): 939-971
Child-parents separation among Senegalese migrants to Europe. Migration strategies or cultural arrangements?, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 643(1): 106-133
Grants and Contracts
Socio-Demographic Consequences of the Great Recession: Altered Class and Gender Relations?
Spanish Ministry of Economy
Migration systems in comparative perspective: Mexico-USA and Subsaharan Africa-Europe
Spanish Ministry of Economy
Migrations Between Senegal and Spain: An Analysis of Migration, Family and Labor Market Trajectories of Senegalese Immigrants in Spain
Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology
Migrations between Africa and Europe
Migrations between Africa and Europe” (MAFE-Senegal)
Scientific manager UPF team
Institut National d’Études Démographiques
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)