Dr. Urbina is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science in the Oxford Department of Sociology. Her research spans family demography, gender inequality, education, and quantitative methods. One strand of this work explores the demographic implications of the rise of women's education relative to men in Latin America, particularly for union formation and within-household inequalities. A second strand focuses on the role of cultural beliefs about family and gender on assortative mating, the division of household labor, and students’ career choices. Daniela combines demographic and causal inference methods to analyze these topics, including original data collected via survey experiments.
Prior to joining Oxford, Daniela completed her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University (2021), and an M.A in Applied Quantitative Research at NYU. Her scholarship has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociological Methods and Research, Population Research and Policy Review, among other outlets, and has received awards from the Family and Methodology sections of the American Sociological Association.