Alejandra Abufhele, PhD

Doctor in Demography, University of Pennsylvania 2017

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Her research focuses on social demography, early childhood, inequality and poverty. Her research work has been published in international journals such as Social Science and Medicine, American Journal of Sociology, among others. She is currently working on her Fondecyt de Iniciación on issues of parentality and inequalities in childhood, as well as projects with administrative data on child poverty and vulnerability trajectories. She is an associate researcher at the Center for Surveys and Longitudinal Studies, adjunct researcher at COES and adjunct researcher at the Millennium Nucleus on Intergenerational Mobility.

Key Words

Demographics, Family, Early Childhood, Parenthood, Poverty, Inequality, Migration.


Economist, Universidad de Chile 2007

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Award Date: 4 Aug 2017


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