Bernardo L. Queiroz

Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais

Field of Study: Demographie, Economie, Population et développement
Specialization: Vieillissement, Collecte et traitement des données, Démographie économique, Estimations et projections, Marché du travail / Emploi, Mortalité, santé et longévité
Regional focus: Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Education: Doctorat (Ph.D, MD), University of California, Berkeley, Démographie, 2005
Working languages: Portuguese
Anglais, Espagnol
Other association membership in population or related fields: Population Association of America (PAA)
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Professional Summary:

I hold a Ph.D. in Demography from the University of California at Berkeley (2005). I specialize in economic demography, population aging, and mortality and health. I also have strong interests in demographic methods, indirect techniques, and regional and urban economics. Currently, my research is centered on two main topicis: a) studying how demographic changes are related to the changes in the labor market in developing countries. In particular, I am studying retirement trends, changes in occupation over time and across cohorts and how changes in the composition of the labor force impacts on the performance of different age groups; and b) small-area mortality estimation with defective data. In this project, we combine traditional demographic methods - death distribution methods - to bayesian statistics to produce estimates of life expectancy at the city level.


  1. Queiroz, B.L; Souza, L.R. “Retirement Incentives and Couple’s Retirement Decisions in Brazil”. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing online June, 2016.
  2. Pereira, F.; Queiroz, B.L. “Differences in mortality in Brazilian youth: the importance of household socioeconomic factors and living conditions in Brazilian municipalities and states”. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, vol. 32, no. 9, 2016
  3. Amaral, E ; Queiroz, B L ; Calazans, J.A. . Demographic changes, educational improvements, and earnings in Brazil and Mexico. IZA Journal of Labor & Development, v. 4, p. 23, 2015.
  4. Alberto, A. and Queiroz, B.L “Estimated coverage of death counts and adult mortality in Mozambique based on census data”. Cadernos de Saúde Pública vol 31, no. 10, pp. 2211-2222, 2015.
  5. LIMA, EVERTON C ; TOMAS, M. C. ; Queiroz, Bernardo Lanza . The Sandwich Generation in Brazil: demographic determinants and implications. Revista Latinoamericana de Población, v. 16, p. 59-74, 2015.
  6. Lima, Everton Emanuel Campos de ; Queiroz, Bernardo Lanza . Evolution of the deaths registry system in Brazil: associations with changes in the mortality profile, under-registration of death counts, and ill-defined causes of death. Cadernos de Saúde Pública (ENSP. Impresso), v. 30, p. 1721-1730, 2014
Research grants:
Research grants from CNPq and Fapemig.