Alicia Adsera
Research Fellow

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Adsera Alicia is a tenured Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School (Princeton University). She is the co-director of Princeton University’s Global Network on Child Migration and a faculty affiliate at the Office of Population Research, the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and of the European Network on the Economics of Religion (ENER). Before arriving to Princeton she was a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Economics (University of Illinois Chicago) and a Research Affiliate at the Population Research Center of the University of Chicago. She has previously taught at Ohio State University and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Some of her recent work focuses on how differences in local labor market institutions and economic conditions are related to fertility and household formation decisions in the OECD (and Latin America). In addition she is interested in an array of migration topics (i.e.immigrant fertility; the relevance of language, political conditions and welfare provisions among the determinants of migration flows; the wellbeing of child migrants; differential labor market performance of migrants across European countries).

A recipient of fellowships from the University of Chicago-NICHD, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Government of Catalonia and the Bank of Spain, her work has been published in the American Economic Review P&P, Journal of Population Economics, Population Studies, Journal of Law Economics and Organization, and International Organization among others. Dr. Adsera holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a M.A. in Political Economy from Boston University.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2004.

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IZA World of Labor article: Language and culture as drivers of migration
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
9499  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
The Effect of Linguistic Proximity on the Occupational Assimilation of Immigrant Men in Canada
8407  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
Labour Market Progression of Canadian Immigrant Women
(forthcoming in: Labour Economics)
7982  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
Immigrants and Demography: Marriage, Divorce, and Fertility
(published in: Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of International Immigration, 1A, Elsevier, 2015)
7289  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
The Fertility of Recent Immigrants to Canada
(revised version forthcoming as 'The Fertility of Married Immigrant Women to Canada' in: International Migration Review [Online First])
6929  Tin-chi Lin
Alicia Adsera
Son Preference and Children's Housework: The Case of India
(published in: Population Research and Policy Review, 2013, 32 (4), 553-584)
6333  Alicia Adsera
Mariola Pytlikova
The Role of Language in Shaping International Migration
(revised version published in: Economic Journal, 2015, 125(586), F49–F81)
5552  Alicia Adsera
Ana Ferrer
Age at Migration, Language and Fertility Patterns among Migrants to Canada
(published as 'Factors Influencing the Fertility Choices of Child Immigrants in Canada' in: Population Studies: A Journal of Demography, 2014, 68(1), 65-79)
4019  Alicia Adsera
Alicia Menendez
Fertility Changes in Latin America in the Context of Economic Uncertainty
(published as 'Fertility changes in Latin America in periods of economic uncertainty' in: Population Studies, 2011, 65 (1), 37 - 56)
1584  Alicia Adsera
Differences in Desired and Actual Fertility: An Economic Analysis of the Spanish Case
(published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2006, 4 (1), 75-95)
1576  Alicia Adsera
Where Are the Babies? Labor Market Conditions and Fertility in Europe
(published in: European Journal of Population, 2011, 27 (1), 1 - 32)
1432  Alicia Adsera
Barry R. Chiswick
Are There Gender and Country of Origin Differences in Immigrant Labor Market Outcomes across European Destinations?
(published in: Journal of Population Economics, 2007, 20 (3), 495-526 )
1399  Alicia Adsera
Marital Fertility and Religion: Recent Changes in Spain
(published in: Population Studies, 2006, 60 (2), 205-221)