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Dr. Pablo Gracia

Assistant Professor (Sociology)
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Dr Pablo Gracia is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. He obtained a PhD in Sociology at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (2008/12), receiving parallel doctoral training at the University of Oxford (2010/12). Dr Gracia has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies of the University of Amsterdam (2012/15) and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2015/17), as well as visiting scholar at Oxford, New York University, University College London (Institute of Education), University of Antwerp (Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy), National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris (INED), and the Centre for Demographic Studies in Barcelona (CED-UAB). His main teaching and research areas are Family & Gender, Social Stratification, Social Demography, Cross-National Research, Research Design, and Quantitative Methods. Dr Gracia's projects as a co(PI) and TCD partner have been funded by leading national and international agencies like -among others- the European Commission, Irish Research Council and Spanish Ministry of Science. Since his arrival at TCD, Dr Gracia has received grant support from the TCD Provost PhD Project Award (2017), Enterprise Ireland (2018), TCD Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund (2018, 2019), Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (Caroline CoFund) (2019) and the European Commission Horizon 2020 as TCD leading partner in the DIGYMATEX project (2020). Dr Gracia's ongoing research projects focus on: (1) Socioeconomic inequalities and family dynamics in parenting and child development; (2) Child and adolescent time use and digital activities across micro and macro contexts; (3) Impacts of the 24/7 economy on family life and child well-being; (4) The role of families in shaping gendered attitudes. Dr. Gracia's research has been published at high-ranked journals like -among others- the European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage of Family, Social Science Research, Demographic Research, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. He is currently part of the editorial team of the journals 'Social Inclusion' and 'International Journal of Time Use Research'. Dr Gracia has widely disseminated his research across various national and international media platforms, while is currently collaborating with the Irish NGO 'One Family' to understand and promote the well-being and mental health of single parents and their children.
 DIGYMATEX: Establishing A Comprehensive Understanding and Taxonomy of Children's Digital Maturity
 Researching and Promoting Positive Adult and Child Mental Health and Wellbeing in Lone-Parent Families
 Child Digital Use and Social Inequalities: The Role of Digital Socialisation in Intergenerational Inequalities in Ireland
 CHILDTIMES - Inequalities in Children's Activities and Development: A Multi-Method, Longitudinal and Cross-Country Approach
 Social Inequalities, Time Use and Child Development in Ireland: A Longitudinal Approach

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Details Date From Date To
American Sociological Association 2010 2012
Dutch/Flemish Association of Sociology 2013 2014
EqualSoc Network of Excellence 2008 2012
European Association of Population 2016 to date
European Consortium for Sociological Research 2012 to date
Global Research Network on Children in the 24/7 Economy (GRNCE) 2017 to date
International Association for Time Use Research 2010 to date
Max Weber Fellows Programme, European University Institute 2015 2017
Population Association of America 2013 to date
RC28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (ISA) 2010 to date
Spanish Sociological Association 2013 2014
Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRiCC) 2018 to date
Children's Time Use: Past, Present and Future in, editor(s)Cook, D. , The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, Sage, 2019, [Gracia, P.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., Garcia-Roman, J., Oinas, T., & Anttila, T. , Child and Adolescent Time Use: A Cross‐National Study, Journal of Marriage and Family, 2019, p1 - 22, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P. & Garcia-Román, J., Child and Adolescent Developmental Activities and Time Use in Spain: The Gendered Role of Parents' Work Schedules and Education Levels, European Sociological Review, 5, (1), 2018, p518 - 538, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gil-Hernandez, C. & Gracia, P., Adolescents' Educational Aspirations and Ethnic Background: The Case of Students of African and Latin American Migrant Origin in Spain, Demographic Research, 2, 2018, p1 - 32, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., Ghysels, J., Educational inequalities in parental care time: Cross-national evidence from Belgium, Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom, Social Science Research, 63, 2017, p166-180 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P. & Gil-Hernandez, C., Adolescents' educational aspirations and ethnicity: evidence on children of African and Latin American migrants in Spain. EUI Working Paper Series. MWP/15., 2017, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P. & Garcia-Roman, J, Parents' Nonstandard Work Hours and Children's Time Use in Spain: The Intersection of Parental Work Schedules, Gender, and Education.SSRN Working Paper, 2924016. , 2017, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Roeters, A., Gracia, P., Child Care Time, Parents" Well-Being, and Gender: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, (8), 2016, p2469-2479 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., Vázquez-Quesada, L., Van de Werfhorst, H.G., Ethnic penalties? The role of human capital and social origins in labour market outcomes of second-generation Moroccans and Turks in the Netherlands, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42, (1), 2016, p69-87 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., Kalmijn, M., Parents' Family Time and Work Schedules: The Split-Shift Schedule in Spain, Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, (2), 2016, p401-415 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Gracia, P., Does the Spanish work schedule hurt family life?, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, München, Population Europe, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., Educational inequalities in parents' time with children. , UK-based blog., Inequalities: Research and reflection from both sides of the Atlantic , 2013, Report, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund. Trinity College Dublin 2019
Visiting Researcher, Pompeu Fabra University 2019
Visiting Researcher. Pompeu Fabra University 2018
Visiting Researcher. New York University 2018
Enterprise Ireland Project Grant. Enterprise Ireland/IRC. 2018
Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund. Trinity College Dublin 2018
Provost Award Competition (for PhD Project Supervision). Trinity College Dublin 2017
Visiting Researcher & Lecturer. University College London, Institute of Education 2017
Visiting Researcher. Institut National d'Études Démographiques 2017
Max Weber Fellowship Prize. European University Institute 2015
Visiting Researcher. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Centre for Demographic Studies 2015
Visiting Researcher. University of Antwerp, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy 2014
ECSR Project Grant. European Consortium for Sociological Research 2014
Aage Sorensen Travel Award. Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (ISA) 2011
Visiting PhD Researcher. University of Oxford 2010/12
Fundacion Alternativas Youth Prize. Alternativas Foundation. 2009
FPU Doctoral Project Scholarship. Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation 2008
Dr Pablo Gracia's research focuses on the fields of families, social stratification and social demography. Dr Gracia's main ongoing funded projects and international collaborations focus on four main areas of research: (1) Socioeconomic inequalities and family dynamics in parenting and child development; (2) Child and adolescent time use and digital activities across micro and macro contexts; (3) Impacts of the 24/7 economy on family life and child well-being; (4) Role of families in shaping gendered attitudes.