Ewa Batyra

Population Studies Center
University of Pennsylvania

Department of International Development
London School of Economics and Political Science

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania
where I work on a project Global Family Change and a guest teacher in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics.

I conducted my PhD studies in Demography in the Department of Social Policy at LSE.
Before joining LSE, I graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics with a BA in Quantitative
Methods in Economics. Subsequently, I completed an MSc in Population and Development and
an MSc in Social Research Methods at LSE.

My main reserach interests are in applying demographic and statistical modelling to study fertility
change and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries. I am particularly interested in
the methods of fertility estimation from surveys and censuses.

In my PhD thesis I examined fertility and contraceptive use behaviour in Latin America, focusing on
the countries of the Andean region and Brazil. Using Demographic and Health Survey and census
data I explored topics related to contraceptive use dynamics and unintended childbearing, trends in
the timing of childbearing and cohort fertility as well as socioeconomic differences in reproductive
behaviour during the Latin American fertility transition.

My latest research also includes cross-country comparative analyses of patterns in female
genital mutilation/cutting and abortion in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Peer-reviewed work:
Batyra, E. (2016) “Fertility and the changing pattern of the timing of childbearing in Colombia” Demographic Research 35(46): 1343-1372

Work under review:
Batyra, E. “Increasing educational disparities in the timing of motherhood in the Andean region: A cohort perspective” (revise-resubmit)
Batyra, E. “Contraceptive use behaviour change after an unintended birth in Colombia and Peru” (revise-resubmit)
Cetorelli, V., Wilson, B., Batyra, E. & Coast, E. “Female genital mutilation/cutting in Mali and Mauritania” (revise-resubmit)
Väisänen, H. and Batyra, E. “Contemporary patterns of unintended pregnancy resolution in low- and middle-income countries” (under review)

Work in progress:
Batyra, E., Coast, E., Cetorelli, V. & Wilson, B. “Long-run trends in female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa”

For further details see my CV or get in touch: e.batyra@lse.ac.uk , batyra@sas.upenn.edu