Research

For a list of my published research see my publications page. This page gives an overview of my active research.

Working papers and selected conference presentations

Bijlsma, M.J. and Wilson, B. (2017) A new approach to understanding the socio-economic determinants of fertility over the life course, Stockholm Research Reports in Demography, 2017:08 [paper]

Mendola, D., Busetta, A., Cetorelli, V., Wilson, B. (2017) Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Informal Settlements in Italy: A Multidimensional Vulnerability Assessment, Euro-Mediterranean Migration Congress (EXOMED), University of Alcalá, Madrid, April 2017.

Wilson, B. and Sigle, W. (2014) A conceptual framework for migrant fertility, European Population Conference, Budapest, June 2014 [session and abstract]

Wilson, B. and Kuha, J. (2014) What is the influence of childhood exposure to cultural norms? The role of segregation and community composition in explaining migrant fertility, British Society for Population Studies, Winchester, September 2014

Wilson, B. (2013) Disentangling the quantum and tempo of immigrant fertility, 7th International Conference on Population Geographies, Groningen, June 2013

Wilson, B. (2013) Understanding the Fertility Convergence of Migrant Generations, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Busan, August 2013

Work in progress

My active research covers three different research areas. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss any of these.

The demographic outcomes of migration:

  • The influence of exposure to destination norms on the life course of immigrants and their descendants (work with colleagues at Stockholm University Demography Unit)
  • Selective migration and its impact on demographic events: Does migration disrupt the life course?
  • Understanding the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe (work with Dominik Hangartner and a separate project with Dwan Kaoukji)

Life course demography: 

Demography, development, and reproductive health:

  • Evaluating interventions to improve reproductive health outcomes in Ethiopia and Bangladesh (a project with Paul Bouanchaud and BBC Media Action)
  • Evaluating the effect of policy changes on female genital mutilation in Africa (a project with Valeria Cetorelli, Ewa Batyra, and Ernestina Coast)
  • Understanding the fertility transition in Africa: A life course approach (a project with Moshi Herman)
  • Fertility, inequality, and the demographic transition