Etienne Breton

Postdoctoral Fellow | Population Studies; Population Aging Research Center; Population Studies Center

Etienne is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Population Aging Research Center, University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Demography from Princeton University in 2019.

As a demographer combining quantitative and ethnographic methods, Etienne studies the causes and consequences of international family change. His research explores how development and inequality influence patterns of living arrangements, women’s empowerment, union formation, and intergenerational relationships.

Etienne further studies how changing family patterns influence health outcomes over the life course. His in-depth study of household patterns in India undergirds this research approach, which his current work expands in a comparative perspective with projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Etienne’s research is published at Population and Development Review and Asian Population Studies and has been presented at annual meetings of the Population Association of American and the American Sociological Association.