Research Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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?".

Experience

  • 2002–present
    Research Professor, ICREA
  • –present
    Research Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • 2000–2002
    Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
  • 1997–1999
    Assistant Scientifique & student, University of Louvain-la-Neuve
  • 1994–1996
    Research Associate, University of Cambridge. Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.

Education

  • 1999 
    University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Ph.D. in Demography
  • 1991 
    University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, M.Sc. Demography
  • 1989 
    University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Diplôme de Démographie (D.E.S).
  • 1987 
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Licenciatura en Geografia (B.A. in Geography)

Publications

  • 2018
    Migrations between Africa and Europe: Assessing the role of resources, family and networks, In: Beauchemin C. (ed.), Migration between Africa and Europe,
  • 2016
    What drives Senegalese migration to Europe? The role of economic restructuring, labor demand and the multiplier effect of networks, Demographic Research
  • 2016
    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
  • 2016
    Prospects for the Comparative Study of International Migration using quasi-longitudinal micro-data, Demographic Research
  • 2016
    The effect of gender policies on fertility: the moderating role of education and normative context, European Journal of Population
  • 2015
    Reunifying versus Living Apart Together Across Borders: A Comparative Analysis of Sub-Saharan Migration to Europe, International Migration Review 49(1): 173-199
  • 2014
    Couple Bargaining or Socio-Economic Status? Why Some Parents Devote More Time to their Children than Others, European Societies 16(1): 3-27
  • 2014
    An Origin and Destination Perspective on Family Reunification: The Case of Senegalese Couples, European Journal of Population 30(1) 65-87
  • 2014
    Distance, transnational arrangements and return decisions of Senegalese, Ghanaians and Congolese migrants, International Migration Review 48(4): 939-971
  • 2012
    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

  • 2017
    Socio-Demographic Consequences of the Great Recession: Altered Class and Gender Relations?
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Spanish Ministry of Economy
  • 2013
    Migration systems in comparative perspective: Mexico-USA and Subsaharan Africa-Europe
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Spanish Ministry of Economy
  • 2010
    Migrations Between Senegal and Spain: An Analysis of Migration, Family and Labor Market Trajectories of Senegalese Immigrants in Spain
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology
  • 2008
    Migrations between Africa and Europe
    Role:
    Team leader
    Funding Source:
    European Commission
  • 2007
    Migrations between Africa and Europe” (MAFE-Senegal)
    Role:
    Scientific manager UPF team
    Funding Source:
    Institut National d’Études Démographiques

Professional Memberships

  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
  • European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)