My research interests lie in the field of social demography. In particular, I have been studying the social and cultural factors that influence fertility patterns in post-industrialized countries. In my doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford, I explored the role of religion in shaping women’s family and employment patterns in Western Europe. This research emphasizes the importance of cultural norms in relation to demographic trends and demonstrates how similar economic conditions may lead to diverse fertility behaviours, depending on the cultural context. Before arriving to the UK, I have earned a Master’s degree in Demography and Anthropology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and worked at the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, specializing in population projections. In 2014 I was appointed Philomathia Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Department of Sociology in Cambridge, where I am currently working with Prof Jacqueline Scott and Prof Sarah Franklin on the research project “(In)fertility, Education and Reproductive Health”. In this project, we address some of the major challenges involving recent fertility trends in the UK and Europe, focusing on the role of education and welfare policy in determining childbearing intentions and outcomes. My other research interests include gender inequality, family-work practices, life course analysis, and quantitative research methods.
Social demography, gender inequality, family-work practices, life course analysis, and quantitative research methods.