Nora Sánchez Gassen

Senior Research Fellow

Nora is a political scientist and demographer with a research interest in the causes and consequences of population dynamics, population projections and their sensitivity analysis, family change and family policies and the impact of demographic change on democratic polities.

Academic qualifications
2013: Ph.D. in State and Social Sciences, Universität der Bundeswehr München (Germany)

2008: M.A., European Political and Administrative Studies, College of Europe (Belgium)

2007: Magister Artium, Political Sciences (major), History and English Philology, Universität zu Köln (Germany)

Swedish (currently learning)

Prior positions
2015/2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

2014: Research Fellow, University of Southampton (United Kingdom), ESRC Centre for Population Change

2013: Research Fellow, Stockholm University (Sweden), Demography Unit

2012: Research Scientist, Population Europe, Berlin (Germany)

2008-2012: Ph.D. student, Max-Planck-Institute for Demographic Research (Germany), Laboratory of Population and Policy

Some publications
Perelli-Harris, B.; Berrington, A.; Sánchez Gassen, N.; Galezewska, P. and Holland, J. (2017): “The rise in divorce and cohabitation: Is there a link?”, Population and Development Review, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 303-329.

Neyer, G.; Caporali, A. and Sánchez Gassen, N. (2017): “EU-Policies and Fertility: The emergence of fertility-related family policies at the supra-national level”, FamiliesandSocieties Working paper Series no. 79.

Caswell, H. and Sánchez Gassen, N. (2015): “The sensitivity analysis of population projections”, Demographic Research, vol. 33, art. 28, pp. 801-840.

Sánchez Gassen, N. and Perelli-Harris, B. (2015): “The increase in cohabitation and the role of marital status in family policies: A comparison of 12 European countries”, Journal of European Social Policy, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 431-449.

Sánchez Gassen, N.(2014): Germany’s future electors. Developments of the German electorate in times of demographic change, Wiesbaden: Springer

Klüsener, S.; Perelli-Harris, B. and Sánchez Gassen, N. (2013): “Spatial aspects of the rise of nonmarital fertility across Europe since 1960: The role of states and regions in shaping patterns of change”, European Journal of Population 29(2): 137-165.

Perelli-Harris, B. and Sánchez Gassen, N. (2012): “How similar are cohabitation and marriage? The spectrum of legal approaches to cohabitation across Western Europe”, Population and Development Review 38(3): 435-467.