Pilar Zueras is a demographer with a background in sociology, and she currently is a Juan de la Cierva postdoc fellow at Centre for Demographic Studies.
She holds a BA in Sociology (2007) from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and completed a Master Degree in Regional and Population-Demography Studies (UAB) in 2009. In the same year, she won an FPU fellowship and enrolled in the Doctoral program in Demography (UAB). After a predoctoral stay at Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques (INED, Paris) in 2010, she attended the European Doctoral School of Demography in 2011-12 and obtained the European Research Certificate of Demography of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and the European Master in Demography (CED-UAB).
She obtained a PhD in Demography (UAB, 2014, Extraordinary Phd Award) with a thesis by publications: "Health, Space and Ways of Life in Old Age", supervised by Dr. Anna Cabre and Dr. Antonio D. Cámara. Her doctoral research focused on aging, health and disability, and the ways of living of the elderly (living arrangements, and outside activity and mobility patterns).
She currently participates in two research projects associated with the ageing process in Spain. One of them is related to health conditions and care giving and labour market participation in mature ages [Sociodemography of the public pension system and of care of the dependency elderly population (Ref.: CSO2016-77449-R). PI: Dr. Pau Miret and Dr. Amand Blanes]. The second one addresses the balance or unbalance between care demand and care supply by analysing trends in disability and care demand, as well as examining the characteristics of the caregivers of disabled elderly, and the availability of relatives among the old population [With whom will I live and who will take care of me? Present and future determinants of co-residence and dependence of the old-age population (CSO2014-60113-R). PI: Dr. Daniel Devolder and Dr. Jeroen Spijker]. In addition, she also participates in a RecerCaixa project on the impact of the crisis on socioeconomic inequailities in health [Demographic analysis of socioeconomic inequalities in health in Catalonia in the context of the last economic crisis: gender, generation and territory. PI: Dr. Jeroen Spijker]
Her research focuses on the study of the mature and elder population addressing various dimensions of their lives: health, paid work, care work, family and living arrangements.