Dr. R. (Rafael) Costa

Researcher

Rafael Costa is a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). He obtained his Master’s degree in Population Studies at the University of Louvain (2009) and defended his Ph.D thesis in Social Sciences at the same university (2015). He was a senior researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) before joining the MyMove team at the NIDI (2019). His research focuses on spatial demography, in particular the patterns of demographic change in space and time and the influence of space and networks on demographic behaviour and socioeconomic outcomes. He has used this perspective in studies on fertility and on residential segregation. He is a member and voluntary research fellow at Interface Demography (VUB).

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