Centre for Demographic Studies (CED-CERCA)

The Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) is a CERCA center, a center for research and training in demography, founded in 1984, through a consortium between the Generalitat de Catalunya and the UAB, being currently one of the European centers of reference in demography . CED research is organized into three major areas: Families, Inequality, and Social Change; Globalization, migration and space; and Health and aging. In terms of training, the CED offers, together with the UAB Department of Geography, the Doctoral Program in Demography. The CED is also a member of the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD), being its headquarters for several academic years.


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44 p, 1.1 MB Changes in gender role attitudes following couples' residential relocations / Vidal, Sergi (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) ; Lersch, Philipp M. (University of Cologne)
BACKGROUND Residential relocations of couple households are associated with increases in objective gender inequality within families in paid and unpaid work. Little is known about how couples' relocations affect subjective outcomes such as attitudes. [...]
2019 - 10.4054/DemRes.2019.40.39
Demographic research, Vol. 40, Num. 39 (2019) , p. 1111-1152  
18 p, 538.0 KB Separation, divorce, and housing tenure : a cross-country comparison / Vidal, Sergi (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) ; Mikolai, Júlia (University of St. Andrews) ; Kulu, Hill (University of St. Andrews) ; Van der Wiel, Roselinde (University of Groningen) ; Mulder, Clara H. (University of Groningen)
BACKGROUND Housing tenure after divorce is an important factor in individuals' well-being. Although previous studies have examined tenure changes following divorce, only a few studies have compared patterns across countries. [...]
2019 - 10.4054/DEMRES.2019.41.39
Demographic research, Vol. 41 Núm. 39 (2019) , p. 1131-1146  
26 p, 530.6 KB Introduction to the special collection on spatial mobility, family dynamics, and gender relations / Vidal, Sergi (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) ; Huinink, Johannes (University of Bremen)
BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that spatial mobility has an impact on and is driven by family dynamics and gender relations. In contexts where family diversity and complexity have increased and gender inequalities persist, it is particularly urgent that we advance our understanding of decisions regarding spatial mobility and of its patterns and outcomes, in relation to families and gender. [...]
2019 - 10.4054/DemRes.2019.41.21
Demographic research, Vol. 41, Num. 21 (2019) , p. 593-616  
24 p, 413.6 KB Residential relocations and academic performance of australian children : a longitudinal analysis / Vidal, Sergi (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) ; Baxter, Janeen (Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families Over the Life Course)
The family and residential environments are critical to children's wellbeing and, hence, residential change can affect children's developmental outcomes. In this research, we study the associations between residential relocations and academic performance in the Australian context using panel regression methods on longitudinal data of a representative sample of 3,481 children born in the late 1990s from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). [...]
2018 - 10.14301/llcs.v9i2.435
Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Vol. 9 Núm. 2 (2018) , p. 133-156  
27 p, 3.0 MB Cause-of-death diversity from a multiple-cause perspective in the United States / Trias-Llimós, Sergi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Permanyer, Iñaki (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics
Cause-of-death diversity captures the variability of deaths across causes and is an important marker of heterogeneity in a population's health. We contribute to the debate of cause-of-death diversity dynamics by following a novel multiple causes of death (MCOD) approach and applying it to the U. [...]
2023 - 10.1215/00703370-10410415
Demography, Vol. 60 Núm. 1 (2023) , p. 73-98  
21 p, 474.7 KB Construir y gestionar el parque de viviendas: aportes desde el análisis de la demanda demográfica para el caso de São Paulo (1991-2040) / Camargo, Kelly Cristina (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) ; Marcos, Mariana (Universidad de Buenos Aires) ; López Gay, Antonio (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) ; Módenes Cabrerizo, Juan Antonio (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
Aunque el tema de la vivienda se ha discutido ampliamente en Brasil, la mayoría de los estudios cuantitativos se han centrado en el análisis del déficit habitacional, dejando la demanda demográfica de vivienda como un asunto poco tratado. [...]
2022 - 10.15847/cct.27040
Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios, Vol. 45 (2022) , p. 181-200  
22 p, 478.6 KB Parental separation and intergenerational support / Manzoni, Anna (North Carolina State University) ; Vidal, Sergi (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
Objective: We investigate support between parents and adult children across families exposed and not exposed to parental separation in Germany, by examining multiple types of support (i. e. , emotional, material, and instrumental), both directions of provision (i. [...]
2023 - 10.20377/jfr-2023-35
Journal of Family Research, Vol. 35 (January 2023) p. 124-144  
17 p, 263.4 KB Educational selectivity of native and foreign-born internal migrants in Europe / González-Leonardo, Miguel ; Bernard, Aude (The University of Queensland) ; Garcia Roman, Joan (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) ; López Gay, Antonio (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
Background: It is well-established that internal migration is selective, particularly with respect to age, educational attainment, and nativity status. However, the interplay between education and immigrants' origin remains largely unknown. [...]
2022 - 10.4054/DemRes.2022.47.34
Demographic Research, Vol. 47 (December 2022) , p. 1033-1046  
21 p, 1.9 MB Integración segmentada de la población africana en España : precariedad laboral y segregación residencial / Domingo i Valls, Andreu, 1958- (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) ; Bayona, Jordi (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) ; Gastón Guiu, Silvia (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
Pese a la antigüedad de los flujos procedentes de África y al peso alcanzado por esta inmigración en España, su pobla- ción, tanto en la agregación de los ciudadanos originarios del Norte de África como en la de los subsaharianos, pre- senta una importante brecha respecto a los nativos y al resto de la población inmigrada, tanto en las pautas residenciales como en la inserción laboral. [...]
Despite the longstanding immigration inflows from Africa and the weight attained in Spain, the country's population displays, in the aggregation of citizens from both North and Sub-Saharan Africa, large gaps with respect to the native population and the rest of the immigrant population, in terms of their residential patterns and their labour insertion. [...]

Mediterráneo económico, Vol. 36 (2022) , p. 129-149  
15 p, 1.3 MB Stochastic simulation of successive saves of COVID-19 in the province of Barcelona / Bosman, Martine ; Esteve, Albert (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics) ; López Gay, Antonio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Geografia) ; Manera Minet, Marc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Gabbanelli, Luciano ; Jordan, Javier ; Martínez, M. ; Masjuan Queralt, Pere (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física) ; Mir, Ll. M. ; Paradells, J. ; Pignatelli, A. ; Riu, I. ; Vitagliano, V. ; López Gay, Antonio (Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics)
Analytic compartmental models are currently used in mathematical epidemiology to forecast the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and explore the impact of mitigation strategies. In general, such models treat the population as a single entity, losing the social, cultural and economical specificities. [...]
2023 - 10.1016/j.idm.2022.12.005
Infectious Disease Modelling, Vol. 8 (2023) , p. 145-158