Pau Baizán

Pau Baizán

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Pau Baizán is ICREA Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University, where he teaches demography. Previously, he was research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (2000-2002), doctoral student and teaching assistant at the University of Louvain (1996-1999), where he obtained his PhD in Demography, and research associate at the University of Cambridge (1994-1995).

Research interests

My research focuses on improving our understanding of the patterns and causes of family formation and dissolution in various social, economic, cultural, and political settings. I investigate questions such as, “What is the impact of changing gender roles on fertility behaviour? To what extent does employment insecurity affect the likelihood to have a child? Why are there socio-economic differentials in parental child care?”. A second line of research focuses on international migration and seeks to answer such questions as “Does economic restructuring influence international migration? How international migration impacts family dynamics? Does migration lead to an increase in educational investments in the origin countries?”.

Selected research activities

Invited talks and conference presentations

“Educational assortative mating patterns in highly educated contexts: the role of the field of education”, Presented at:

International Sociological Association, RC28 Spring meeting 2022, London School of Economics, April 21-23, 2022.

European Population Conference 2022, Groningen, 29 june-6 July.  

XII congreso de la Asociación de Demografía Historica, Barcelona, 6-9 September.


Appointed editorial board member, International Journal of Population Studies.

Research Grants

Socio-economic inequalities in family behaviour and wellbeing: the role of economic security, role compatibility and gender relations (UNEQUAL). Spanish Ministry of Science.


Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics” and "Migration and Society". Master in Sociology and Demography, UPF.