I welcome PhD students and postdocs to work with me on the following topics:

  • Family dynamics and demographic change (marriage, divorce) and its links to social inequalities and child development.
  • Parenting: new roles of fathers, intensive mothering ideologies, time-use, parenting styles. 
  • Child development: cognitive and non-cognitive skills formation. 
  • Gender: unequal divisions of unpaid work, women’s career development, fatherhood premiums
  • Education: compensatory mechanisms of adverse life course events, reproduction theory.
  • Methods: time-use, longitudinal data, causal inference, mixed methods. 

I mainly work with large scale longitudinal and cross-sectional comparative datasets. In addition, I have extensive experience using ethnography and qualitative methods and I am also open to supervise works in that line. 

I’m currently supervising two PhDs on gender and violence, and the social policy of the elderly, respectively.  And I’m open to supervise more (

My style of mentoring is simple. I just try to imitate my own mentor, M. J. González. That means granting students freedom, and letting them find the specific ideas and topics  they fall in love with. Acting mainly as a guide in moments of lost or need. I constantly remind myself to avoid any kind of patronizing or judging, but activily listen. A mentor is key to maximize students’ returns of investments of time and energy.  This is a great reading on mentoring.