Brienna Perelli-Harris

Brienna Perelli-Harris

Brienna received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, held a post-doc fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, and was a Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. Brienna is now an Associate Professor of Demography at the University of Southampton, UK, and is a member of the ESRC Centre for Population Change. Currently, she holds a five-year European Research Council starting grant to study the increase in childbearing within cohabitation in industrialised countries. Working in collaboration with researchers across Europe, the USA and Australia, she is using demographic techniques and in-depth qualitative methods to explore the underlying reasons for the development of new family formation behaviours.


University of Southampton

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09 October 2018 | research article

The role of education in the intersection of partnership transitions and motherhood in Europe and the United States

Júlia Mikolai, Ann Berrington, Brienna Perelli-Harris

Volume: 39 Article ID: 27
Pages: 753–794
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2018.39.27

27 July 2017 | research article

Cross-national differences in women's repartnering behaviour in Europe: The role of individual demographic characteristics

Paulina Gałęzewska, Brienna Perelli-Harris, Ann Berrington

Volume: 37 Article ID: 8
Pages: 189–228
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2017.37.8

02 October 2015 | reflection

Exploring social norms around cohabitation: The life course, individualization, and culture

Brienna Perelli-Harris, Laura Bernardi

Volume: 33 Article ID: 25
Pages: 701–732
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2015.33.25

25 August 2015 | research article

Commitment and the changing sequence of cohabitation, childbearing, and marriage

Ann Berrington, Brienna Perelli-Harris, Paulina Trevena

Volume: 33 Article ID: 12
Pages: 327–362
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2015.33.12

15 July 2015 | research article

Changes in partnership patterns across the life course

Brienna Perelli-Harris, Mark Amos

Volume: 33 Article ID: 6
Pages: 145–178
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2015.33.6

07 July 2015 | research article

Educational differences in early childbearing

James Raymo, Marcia Carlson, Alicia VanOrman, Sojung Lim, Brienna Perelli-Harris, Miho Iwasawa

Volume: 33 Article ID: 3
Pages: 65–92
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2015.33.3

12 November 2014 | research article

Towards a new understanding of cohabitation

Brienna Perelli-Harris, Monika Mynarska, Ann Berrington, Caroline Berghammer, Anna Evans, Olga Isupova, Renske Keizer, Andreas Klärner, Trude Lappegård, Daniele Vignoli

Volume: 31 Article ID: 34
Pages: 1043–1078
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2014.31.34

01 July 2008 | research article

Ukraine: On the border between old and new in uncertain times

Brienna Perelli-Harris

Volume: 19 Article ID: 29
Pages: 1145–1178
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2008.19.29