Principal Investigators

Teresa Jurado

Professor at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in Madrid, Spain. She studied at Mannheim University, Germany, and Toulouse Le Mirail, France, and holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the European University Institute, Italy. Her research focuses on comparative social policies, youth, family and gender. She co-directed the Spanish study of the international TransParent project ( and co-directs the national IMPLICA research project. Her recent publications include “The house belongs to both’: undoing the gendered division of housework”. Community, Work & Family, 2016; “Padres y madres corresponsables. Una utopía real”, Los Libros de la Catarata, 2015; and “Family and Welfare State Reorientation in Spain and Inertia in Italy from a European Perspective”, Population Review, 52, 1, 2013.

M.ª José González

Associate professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). She holds a PhD in Political and Social Science from the European University Institute (IUE) with a thesis on “The interplay between occupational career and family formation in Spain”. Her research interests are gender, family demography, inequality, work-family relations, social policy, child welfare, and comparative sociology. She has previously published on European Societies, Demographic Research, and European Journal of Population. Besides her participation in IMPLICA project, she coordinates a RecerCaixa Project on “Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination: three studies on career paths of women with young children”. Her latest publication include (together with Tània Verge & Mariona Ferrer-Fons) (2017) “Resistance to mainstreaming gender into the higher education curriculum”, European Journal of Women’s Studies, 1–16.


Marta Domínguez

Holds a PhD in Sociology from Complutense University of Madrid. She is Associate Member of the Juan March Institute. Currently she is Associate Professor at OSC (Observatoire Sociologique du Changement) at Science Po. Her research fields are sociology of the family and gender. Her works analyze family formation, cares and domestic work division in the family and its relation with job market, and the gender inequalities associated.

Irene Lapuerta

Holds a PhD in Social and Political Science from Pompeu Fabra University and works as Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work of the Public University of Navarre. Her research fields are sociology of the family, female labor force participation, gender inequalities and family policies. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Motherhood, Employment and Parental Leave Policies”, was awarded by the Spanish Congress with the prize to the best thesis in the field of Political Science and Sociology in 2012 and by the Economic and Social Council of the UPF with the prize to the knowledge transfer in social sciences in 2013. She has been visiting researcher at the Columbia Population Research Center (New York, USA) and at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (Stockholm, Sweden). Lapuerta has worked in several research projects funded by national and international institutions. Currently, she is also involved in the MenRoles project, coordinated by Teresa Martín (CSIC)

Jordi Monferrer

Received his PhD in Social Sciences from the National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain. He is a Professor and Researcher in Sociology for the Departament of Psychology at the Madrid Open University (UDIMA). His current research interests include gender studies and sociology of the family. He presently coordinates the Social Cognition and Social-Political Processes Research Group for UDIMA.

Paco Abril

Is PhD in Information Society and Knowledge, and M. A. in Sociology. He teaches Sociology at the Faculty of Education and Psychology in Girona University (UDG). Since 2000 he has participated in research projects on masculinities, fatherhood, work life balance. He has published several articles and book chapters on these topics.
His role as researcher and lecturer in gender and masculinities is combined with his activism in the association Homes Igualitaris- AHIGE Catalunya (men and gender equality), in which he develops projects and gender trainings targeted to men and boys.

Carmen Botía

She holds her PhD in Sociology with European Mention (2011) at the University of Seville. She has been Occasional Research Student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Bristol (2010). She obtained the Magister in Gender and Development, ICEI-UCM, developed her stay in rural communities in Esmeraldas (Ecuador) (2002). She achieved the Master in Management in Human Resources in the Andalusia Business School (1998). Her professional experience has been developed in different institutions (University of Granada, Embassy of Spain in Brasil, Spanish Agency of Development Cooperation, the Rioja Regional Government, or the Andalusia Institute of Woman -Junta de Andalucía-), in different fields: research, evaluation, development cooperation, management of European projects or mainstreaming of gender. Currently is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology art he Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville. Her research interests lie in gender relations, new fatherhood and motherhood, sociology of work and employment, negotiation and qualitative methods of research.

Marta Seiz

Holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She is also an Associate Member (“Doctora Miembro”) of the Carlos III-Juan March Institute of Social Sciences (IC3JM). She has worked at the Center for European Research of Göteborg University, the Spanish National Research Council and the Demosoc Unit. She currently works as Juan de La Cierva Researcher at UNED’s Sociology II Department. Her research deals with time-use and family-related sociodemographic issues, such as couple specialization dynamics, the interrelation of family, employment, and educational trajectories, and the impact of the institutional context on such phenomena

Victoria Bogino

Holds her PhD in Sociology (2016) and a Master Degree in Social and Labour Policy (2011) from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She has taken graduate and postgraduate courses at the Université Paris 5-Sorbonne, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She has also been Visiting Fellow at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina. Her dissertation analyzes the experiences and strategies of college graduates between 30 and 39 years of age as they face processes of downclassing. Her research interests lie in Social Stratification, Labour and Family Dynamics, Social Class and Gender Inequality.

Tomás Cano

Holds a BA in Sociology and a MA in Social Research Methods. He has worked on several national and internationals research projects. Currently he is working on his PhD about parental time investments and children outcomes, using longitudinal and cross-sectional time-use data. In 2013 he won the “Young Sociologists’ Prize”, awarded by the Sociological Association of Madrid. He has been visiting researcher at the Institute of Education – University College London and at the Life Course Centre – University of Queensland, Australia. Main areas of research: family dynamics and social reproduction of inequality.

Irina Fernández

Is a PhD candidate on fathers’ work time and work-life balance policy use at the Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED). She holds a degree in Sociology at the University Carlos III and a postgraduate course on Applied social research and data analysis at CIS (Sociological Research Center) in Madrid. Prior to working at UNED she worked for three years at the research department of the Spanish Economic and Social Council (CES), specializing on subjects such as demography, social policy, gender and inequality.