New Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC): Mertehikian, Yasmin, and Pilar Gonalons-Pons. 2022. "Work and Family Disadvantage: Mechanisms of Gender Gaps in Paid Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic." University of Pennsylvania Population Center Working Paper (PSC/PARC), 2022-86.
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
Yasmin Mertehikian is a PhD candidate 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 analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labor market in Argentina, paying special attention to the differential effect of the pandemic across social and economic groups, and also across subnational regions.