Dr. Solsona (Sabadell, 1955), Economist (UB, Barcelona, 1983), Master in Social Studies of Population (CELADE, Chile, 1986) and PhD. in Human Geography (UAB, Bellaterra, 1991). Lecturer in Demography, Geography Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Associate Researcher at Demographic Studies Centre (CED).
I have directed different researches and PhD. dissertations in the field of the family and divorce, gender, and sexual and reproductive health. In the last years I have given courses of Demography and Gender in several foreign universities (Brazil, Japan and Senegal).
My current research is about Multiple Living Spaces and Time Use in Families after Divorce in Spain. The aim of this project is to study time use (everyday and non-recurrent work and leisure activities) and living spaces (place where these activities are carried out) of members of single parent and reconstituted as compared to dual parent families from two perspectives: gender and double families of children.
Some publications in English:
Spijker, Jeroen & Solsona, Montserrat, 2012, “Atlas of divorce and postdivorce indicators in Europe”, Papers Demografia 412, Barcelona, Demographic Studies Centre (CED)
Solsona, Montserrat, 2010, “When a love story ends: which biographies became relevant”, Papers Demografia 361, Barcelona, Demographic Studies Centre (CED)
Permanyer, Iñaki; Solsona, Montserrat, 2009 "Gender equality, human development and demographic trends: are they (jointly) evolving in the right direction?", African Population Studies, vol. 23 /pp. 45-60, Accra (UAPS).
González, María José; Solsona, Montserrat, 2000, “Households and families. Changing Living Arrangements and Gender Relations”, in DUNCAN, S. y PFAUEFFINGER, B. (ed.), Gender Economy and Culture in the European Union, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 49-86.
Solsona, Montserrat, Houle, René Y Simó, Carles, 1999, “Separation and divorce in Spain in the context of the European Community”, South European Society and Politics, vol. 4/2, pp. 195-222.
Solsona, Montserrat, 1998, “The second demographic transition from a gender perspective”, Innovation. The European Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 11, pp. 211-225.