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Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem

Lecturer (Sociology and Q Step)


01392 724414

Clayden 1.07

Office Hours (Autumn Term):

Tuesday and Wednesday 14:00-15:00

Clayden, Room 1.07 


My research interests lie at the intersection of sociology and demography. I am particularly interested in the ways in which reproductive behaviour of individuals is influenced by incentives and constraints at the social level. In addition, I have been studying the role of religion and ethnic identity in shaping family and employment patterns in Europe. My recent work focuses on educational differences in the partnership context at birth in the UK and the social and demographic consequences of assisted reproductive technologies. My other research interests include gender equality, work-family balance, life course analysis and population projections.



Peri-Rotem, N. and Scott, J. (2017). “Differences in partnership and marital status at first birth by women’s and partners’ education: Evidence from Britain 1991-2012”. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, 15: 1-32.

Peri-Rotem, N. (2016). “Religion and fertility in Western Europe: trends across cohorts in Britain, France and the Netherlands”. European Journal of Population, 32(2), 231-265.

Peri-Rotem, N. (2016). “Fertility in Western Europe: the role of religion”. Invited article for N-IUSSP: IUSSP’s Online News Magazine (23 May 2016).

Peri-Rotem, N. (2012). “Statistics of identity: representation of minority groups in the population census”. St Antony’s International Review, 8(1), 106-117.

Phren, S. and Peri, N. (2010). “Prospective immigration to Israel through 2030: methodological issues and challenges”. Proceedings of the Work Session on Demographic Projections, Lisbon, April 2010. Eurostat Methodologies and Working Papers, 269-278.


I hold an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Communication (2005) and a Master’s degree in Demography and Anthropology (2009) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2015, I completed a DPhil in Sociology at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Before moving to the UK, I gained experience working as Head of Branch for Social Statistical Analyses at the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. In 2014, I was appointed as Philomathia Research Associate at the University of Cambridge until June 2017, when I took the position of a Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Exeter.