Dr Maria Porter

James Martin Research Fellow

BA (Brown University), MA (University of Chicago), PhD (University of Chicago)

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 612813
E-mail: maria.porter@ageing.ox.ac.uk

Research

Maria’s research interests are primarily in household and population economics of developing countries, with a particular focus on the following areas:

  • Household bargaining between spouses, and how this relates to intergenerational transfers and relationships with siblings
  • Determinants of health and longevity and how this influences demand for long-term care and intergenerational transfers
  • Changing marriage market conditions in China and the impact of imbalanced sex ratios
  • Factors influencing women’s fertility decisions and their long-term impact on female labor force participation

Recent professional commitments

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Economics and Nuffield College, University of Oxford
  • Research Associate, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago
  • Research Consultant, World Bank

Recent publications and presentations

  • “Fertility and women’s labor force participation in developing countries,” (with E. King) IUSSP Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, September 2009
  • “Fertility and women’s labor force participation in developing countries,” (with E. King) Population Association of America annual meeting, Detroit, MI, April 2009

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