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Federica Querin

Max Weber Fellow

Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

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Federica Querin

Max Weber Fellow

Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies


Federica Querin is a demographer whose interests focus on the causes and consequences of low fertility in Western countries. She holds a Ph.D. in Demography and Social Policy from Princeton University and a B.A. and M.S. in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University. She received the Charles F. Westoff prize in Demography and was twice awarded the Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars.

Her research seeks to understand family formation processes in low-fertility settings, focusing on social stratification and the intergenerational transmission of inequality in Europe and the United States. She investigates how education distribution, female labour market attachment, and the extended family inform our understanding of low fertility, the role of the family in social stratification, and the reproduction of inequality across generations.

During her time as a Max Weber Fellow, she will continue her project providing causal estimates in family demography using registry data to explain family influences on fertility within and across generations. She will also study the relationship between family formation processes and relative education distributions, with particular attention given to differences by social class, labour market participation, and race and ethnicity.

Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers
While at Princeton, Federica was active as a graduate teaching fellow and part of the inclusive teaching initiative. She has taught courses both at the undergraduate and graduate level, including epidemiology and program and policy evaluation.

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