Ewa Batyra

Mailing Address: 

239 McNeil


Postdoctoral Fellow

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.