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Brienna Perelli-Harris

Associate Professor
University of Southampton
Country of residence:
United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom
Gender: F

Member since: 2012
Membership No: 25421
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Demography, Sociology

Specialization: Families and Households, Fertility, Marriage, Divorce and Consensual Unions, Social Demography

Regional focus: United States and Canada, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 2006 , University of Michigan , Sociology

Working languages: English

Other association membership in population or related fields: European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Population Association of America (PAA)

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Dr. Perelli-Harris studies the increase in childbearing within cohabitation in industrialised countries (visit Working with researchers across Europe, the USA and Australia, she uses demographic techniques, in-depth qualitative methods, and causal methods to explore the underlying reasons for the development of new family formation behaviours. She has published in top Demography, Sociology, and Social Policy journals and is trying to better understand why cohabitation has increased so rapidly in some countries, but not in others. Recently, she has edited a Special Collection in Demographic Research “Focus on Partnerships: Discourses on cohabitation and marriage throughout Europe and Australia.”