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Mariana de Araújo Cunha

DPhil in Sociology

Research Interests: Demography and sociology of the family, demographic methods, population aging, fertility and nuptiality patterns.

I am a DPhil candidate in Sociology at Nuffield College. My research is connected to the larger project “Family Size Matters: How low fertility affects the (re)production of social inequalities”, headed by Professor Christiaan Monden. Specifically, I aim to explore the social and demographic mechanisms behind the increasing number of families with only-children its impacts to gender, health and socioeconomic inequalities. 

I hold a Master’s Degree in Demography from the Center for Development and Regional Planning (Cedeplar) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). During the Master's, my research was focused on understanding how household composition and duration of co-residence with relatives is changing in Brazil and what are the demographic and socioeconomic drivers of these changes.

Mariana de Araújo Cunha