Yasmin Mertehikian

Office Address: 

374 McNeil

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Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology & Demography, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Social Sciences, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, 2018
B.A., Sociology, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2014

Entered Program: 
2018
First Year Paper Advisor: 
Emilio Alberto Parrado
Second Year Paper Advisor: 
Emilio Alberto Parrado

Yasmin Mertehikian is a fourth-year PhD student in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also holds an MA in Sociology and an A.M. in Demography. Before coming to Penn, she did an MA in Social Sciences at Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento and a BA in Sociology at Universidad de Buenos Aires, both in Argentina. In her second-year paper, Mertehikian studied the evolution of the fertility rate in Argentina between 1980 and 2010, disentangling if the country has gone through a first or a second demographic transition. In her dissertation Mertehikian will analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's labor market outcomes in Argentina paying special attention to sub-national variations.