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Léa Pessin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sociology / Demography

Biography

My research agenda focuses on the unequal consequences of the gender revolution on women’s work and family outcomes across class, race, and contexts. I apply quantitative methods to cross-national and longitudinal data to explore variation across countries and time. My work has been published in Social Forces, The Journal of Marriage and Family, Demographic Research, The European Sociological Review, and The Journal of Personal and Social Relationships. I received a Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from the Pompeu Fabra University in 2016.  Before joining the Population Research Institute, I spent the last year of my Ph.D. as a visiting pre-doctoral scholar at the Maryland Population Research Center. I am a 2018 Work and Family Researchers Network Early Career Fellow.

Research Interests

The unequal consequences of the gender revolution on women’s work; Family outcomes across class, race, and contexts

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, Pompeu Fabra University, 2016
  • M.S., Economics and Social Sciences, Bocconi University, 2011
  • B. Com., Economics, McGill University, 2007