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): Batyra, Ewa, Hans-Peter Kohler, and Frank Furstenberg. 2020. "Changing Gender Gaps in the Timing of Partnership Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2020-43.
Ph.D., Demography/Population Studies, London School of Economics, 2018
M.Sc., Social Research Methods, London School of Economics, 2014
M.Sc., Population and Development, London School of Economics, 2013
B.A., Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems, Warsaw School of Economics, 2011
I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Population Studies Center where I work on the Global Family Change (GFC) project. Before joining the University of Pennsylvania I was a guest teacher in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
My main research interests are in applying demographic and statistical modelling to study fertility behavior, family change and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries. In my PhD thesis I examined fertility and contraceptive use behavior in Latin America, focusing on the countries of the Andean region and Brazil. Using Demographic and Health Survey and census data I explored topics related to contraceptive use dynamics and unintended childbearing, trends in the timing of childbearing and cohort fertility as well as socioeconomic differences in reproductive behavior during the Latin American fertility transition.
My latest research focuses on cross-country comparative analyses of patterns in transition to adulthood, partnership formation, unintended pregnancies, abortion and female genital mutilation/cutting in Latin America, Africa and Asia.