Albert Esteve

Director and Senior research fellow
Center for Demographic Studies (Barcelona)

Field of Study: Population and Development
Specialization: Age and Sex Structure, Data Collection and Processing, Families and Households, Fertility, Household and Housing, Marriage, Divorce and Consensual Unions
Regional focus: Latin America and the Caribbean, Western Europe
Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, or MD), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Demography, 2003
Working languages: Spanish
Other association membership in population or related fields: European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Latin American Population Association (ALAP), Population Association of America (PAA)
Professional Summary:

Albert Esteve, demographer and researcher, is director of the Center for Demographic Studies (CED). He has done research stays at the University of Minnesota, at the Institute National d'Études Démographiques in Paris and at Princeton University. He has obtained funding for research from the Government's National R&D Plan, from the Generalitat of Catalonia, and from the different framework programs of the European Union. In 2009 he obtained the WorldFam project, a Starting Grant financed by the European Research Council. He investigates aspects related to demographics, marriage formation, marriage markets, and the structure of households, both nationally and internationally. His works can be read in journals such as Annual Review of Sociology, World Development, Population Development Review or Demography, among others. He has been the editor of the European Journal of Population and he is currently the director of the European Doctoral School in Demography in Barcelona.



Esteve, A.; Permanyer, I.; Boertien, D. ; Vaupel, J.  (2020) “National age and coresidence patterns shape COVID-19 vulnerability”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

 Esteve, A.; Reher, D.; Treviño, R.; Zueras, P.; Turu, A. (2020) “Living Alone over the Life Course: Cross-National Variations on an Emerging Issue”. Population and Development Review (International Migration: An Anthology from Population and Development Review), 46 (1): 169-189 (ISSN:1728-4457).

Esteve, A.; Lesthaeghe, R. (editors) (2016) Cohabitation and Marriage in the Americas: Geo-historical Legacies and New Trends.  Springer. 


Esteve, A.; García-Román, J.; Permanyer, I. (2012) “The gender-gap reversal in education and its impact on union formation: the end of hypergamy?” Population and Development Review, 38 (3): 535-546.  

Esteve, A.; Lesthaeghe, R.; López-Gay, A. (2012) “The Latin American cohabitation boom, 1970-2007”. Population and Development Review, 38 (1): 55-81.