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Francesco Rampazzo

Lecturer in Demography

Francesco is a Lecturer in Demography with a broad range of research interests, which include digital and computational demography with applications in fertility, migration, transition to adulthood, and survey research. He is part of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. He is affiliated with Nuffield College as a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow. In addition, he collaborates with researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock and the Centre for Population Change in Southampton.


In his research, Francesco uses digital traces data produced by advertising platforms, such as Facebook Advertising Platform, and other markets, and repurpose them to study demographic phenomenon.


He has a PhD in Social Statistics and Demography from the University of Southampton. He holds a European Doctoral School of Demography diploma, a Master in Demography from Stockholm University, and a Bachelor in Statistical Science from the University of Padova.

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Full list of publications at Google Scholar 


Unpacking intentions to leave the parental home in Europe using the Generations and Gender Survey

Katrin Schwanitz, Francesco Rampazzo, Agnese Vitali

Demographic Research

5 July 2021

Behaviours and attitudes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: insights from a cross-national Facebook survey

Daniela Perrotta, André Grow, Francesco Rampazzo, Jorge Cimentada, Emanuele Del Fava, Sofia Gil-Clavel & Emilio Zagheni

EPJ Data Science

13 April 2021

Addressing Public Health Emergencies via Facebook Surveys: Advantages, Challenges, and Practical Considerations

Grow A, Perrotta D, Del Fava E, Cimentada J, Rampazzo F, Gil-Clavel S, Zagheni E

Journal Medical Internet Research

14 December 2020

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