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Biography

I am a PhD candidate at the European University Institute (EUI), Department of Political and Social Sciences, and I am interested in studying social inequality in labour market careers and in old age from the life course perspective, its intersection with family, welfare states, gender inequality, and demographic change.

My current research focuses on estimating wage returns to birth postponement among men and women within diverse social and institutional contexts by analysing complex longitudinal survey data. In addition, I employ machine learning algorithms to predict pension income in the future to analyse the development of the gender pension gap over time among groups of individuals with different life course characteristics.

Before beginning my graduate studies in sociology, I finished a Master’s degree in international economics and worked as economist at the Central Bank of Latvia where my major responsibilities included macroeconomic analysis of external sector of the economy.

Apart from my current research, I enjoy learning new languages (at present – Italian and French), mastering statistical software packages such as Stata, R and Python, exploring cultural diversity and doing sports.