Arnstein Aassve


Principal Investigator:
Prof. Arnstein Aassve

Host Institution:
Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy – Università Bocconi Milano

Project duration:
1st October 2016 – 30th September 2021

1.850.820 EUR

The Ifamid project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement n° DLV-72596

Biographical note

Arnstein Aassve has a BSc Law, Economics and Computer Science (Molde University College), and MSc in Economics and Finance and a PhD in Economics from University of Bristol. He has received research grants from The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), European Science Foundation (ESF), and the European Research Council (ERC).
Currently, he is Professor in Demography at Bocconi University. He is an honorary fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been research fellow the Central Bureau of Statistics in Norway and at Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Essex University.
Prof Aassve has since his PhD published in a range of scientific journals, including economics, social policy, demography, social medicine, applied statistics and family planning. He has taught numerous PhD courses in panel regression as well as event history modeling and has supervised several PhD students, both in statistics and Demography, as well as several post-docs.

Selected publications

Conzo, P, A Aassve, G Fuochi, L Mencarini (2017), “The cultural foundations of happiness”, Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 62: 268-283

Bordone, V, B Arpino and A Aassve (2017), “Patterns of grandparental child care across Europe: the role of the policy context and working mothers’ need”, Ageing & Society, Vol. 37 (4): 845-873

Pronzato, C and A Aassve (2017), “Parental breakup and children’s development: the role of time and of post-separation conditions”, Review of Economics of the Household (2017): 1-21

Aassve, A, FC Billari and L Pessin (2016), “Trust and Fertility Dynamics”, Social Forces, Vol. 95(2): 663–692.

A Aassve, B Arpino, N Balbo (2016), “It Takes Two to Tango: Couples’ Happiness and Childbearing”, European Journal of Population, Vol. 32 (3): 339-354

Aassve, A, L Mencarini and M Sironi (2015), “Institutional Change, Fertility and Happiness”, European Sociological Review, Vol. 31 (6): 749-765

Vitali, A, A Aassve and T Lappegaard (2015), “Diffusion of childbearing within cohabitation”, Demography, Vol. 52 (2): 355-377

Aassve, A, G Fuochi, L Mencarini and D Mendola (2015), “What is your couple type: Gender ideology, household work and babies”, Demographic Research, Vol. 32: 835–858

Aassve, A, G Fuochi and L Mencarini (2014), “Desperate Housework: Relative Resources, Time Availability, Economic Dependency, and Gender Ideology across Europe”, Journal of Family Issues, Vol. 35 (8): 1000-1022

Tavares, L and A Aassve (2013), “Psychological distress of marital and cohabitation breakups”, Social Science Research, Vol. 42(6): 1599-1611

Aassve, A, E Cottini and A Vitali (2013), “Youth prospects in a time of economic recession”, Demographic Research, Vol. 29: 949-962

Arpino B and A Aassve (2013) “Estimating the causal effect of fertility on economic wellbeing: data requirements, identifying assumptions and estimation methods”, Empirical Economics, Vol. 44 (1): 355-385

Aassve A, V Bassi and M Sironi (2013) “Explaining attitudes to demographic behavior”, European Sociological Review, Vol. 29 (2): 316-333.

Aassve, A., Meroni, E., and Pronzato, C. (2012). Grandparenting and childbearing in the extended family, European Journal of Population, Vol. 28 (4): 499-518

Aassve A, A Goisis and M Sironi (2012), Happiness and childbearing across Europe, Social Indicators Research, Vol. 108 (1): 65-86

Social age deadlines for the childbearing of women and men (December 2010), F.C. Billari, A. Goisis, A.C. Liefbroer, R.A. Settersten, A. Aassve, G. Hagestad and Z. Spéder, Human Reproduction, pp 1-7.

Rondinelli, C, A. Aassve and F.C. Billari (April 2010) “Women’s wages and childbearing decisions: Evidence from Italy”, Demographic Research, Vol. 22: 549-578

Mendola D, A Busetta and A Aassve (May 2009) “What keeps young adults in permanent poverty? A comparative analysis using ECHP”, Social Science Research, Vol. 38(4): 840-857

Kim J, H Engelhardt, A Prskawetz and A Aassve (June 2009), “Does fertility decrease household consumption? An analysis of poverty dynamics and fertility in Indonesia”, Demographic Research, Vol. 20: 623-656

Aassve A and T Lappegaard (March 2008) “Childcare cash benefits and fertility timing in Norway”, European Journal of Population, Published “Online First” on 19th March 2008 [ISSN: 1572-9885].

Iacovou M., A. Aassve (November 2007) “Youth Poverty in Europe”. Report Series of Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Published: York, United Kingdom: Joseph Rowntree Foundation [ISBN 978 1 85935 611 1].

Aassve A., G. Betti, S. Mazzuco e L. Mencarini (July 2007) “Marital Disruption and Economic Wellbeing: A comparative analysis”, Journal of Royal Statistical Society Series A, Vol. 170(3): 781-799

Aassve A., FC Billari, and R Piccarreta (October 2007) “Strings of Adulthood: Analyzing work-family trajectories using sequence analysis”, European Journal of Population, Vol. 23(3-4): 369-388

Aassve A, M Davia, M Iacovou and S Mazzuco (October 2007) “Does leaving home make you poor? Evidence from 13 countries, European Journal of Population, Vol. 23(3-4): 315-338

Aassve A, FC Billari and Z Speder (June 2006) Societal Transition, Policy Changes and Family Formation: Evidence from Hungary”, European Journal of Population (22): 127-152

A Aassve, Iacovou M, and L Mencarini (2006) “Youth poverty in Europe: What do we know?” Demographic Research, Vol. 15 Article 2: 21-50

Aassve A, S Burgess, C Propper and M Dickson (2006) “Employment, Family Union, and Childbearing Decisions in Great Britain, Journal of Royal Statistical Society Series A, Vol. 169(4): 781-804

Aassve A, Mazzuco S and L Mencarini (November 2005) “Childbearing and wellbeing: A Comparative Analysis of Welfare Regimes in Europe”, Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 15(3): 283-299

Baizán P, A Aassve and FC Billari (July 2004) “The Interrelations Between Cohabitation, Marriage and First Birth in Germany and Sweden”, Population and Environment Vol. 25(6): 531-561

Burgess S, C Propper, and A Aassve (August 2003) “The role of income in marriage and divorce transitions among young Americans”, Journal of Population Economics Vol. 16(3): 250-267

Aassve A (February 2003) “The Impact of Economic Resources on Premarital Childbearing and Subsequent Marriage Among Young American Women”, Demography, Vol. 40(1): 105-126

Baizán P, A Aassve and FC Billari (June 2003) “Cohabitation, marriage, first birth: The interrelationship of family formation events in Spain. European Journal of Population Vol. 19: 147-169

Aassve A, FC Billari, S Mazzuco and F Ongaro (November 2002) “Leaving Home: A Comparative Longitudinal Analysis of ECHP data”, Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 12(4): 259-275

Aassve A, S Burgess, A Chesher and C Propper (January 2002) “Transitions from Home to Marriage among Young Americans”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 17(1): 1-23

Aassve A, F Billari and F Ongaro (2001) “The Impact of Income and Occupational Status on Leaving Home: Evidence from the Italian ECHP sample”, LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Vol. 15: 501-529