Pau Baizán Muñoz

Pau Baizán Muñoz

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 publications

- Carrasco I & Baizan P 2023, 'Integración al mercado laboral de los inmigrantes intrarregionales en Chile: análisis de las trayectorias de empleo y de los logros ocupacionales basado en las encuestas de hogares de 2013, 2015 y 2017', Notas de Población,116, 159-193.

Selected research activities

Invited talks and conference presentations
“Homophily or competition? Explaining assortative mating patterns and their changes in contemporary China”. RC28 Spring meeting 2023, 24-26 May, Paris. Research on East Asian Demography and Inequality (READI) Conference, Tokyo, July 15-16, 2023.
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.
Supervision of PhD students. Thesis presented in 2023:

Ignacio Carrasco, “Towards Stylised Facts on International Migration Research. Immigrants’ labour market integration, dynamics of remittance behaviour, and underlying mechanisms of migration rates”, UPF.
Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics” and "Migration and Society". Master in Sociology and Demography, UPF.