Gjonca, Arjan

Dr Arjan Gjonca  


Position held

Associate Professor in Demography


Experience keywords:

Albania; Balkans; ageing/longevity; demography; dietary patterns; fertility in developed and developing societies; health transition

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Albania; The Balkans


Albanian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Italian [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7663

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Guilmoto, Christophe Z. and Dudwick, Nora and Gjonça, Arjan and Rahm, Laura (2018) How do demographic trends change? The onset of birth masculinization in Albania, Georgia, and Vietnam 1990–2005 Population and Development Review, 44 (1). 37-61. ISSN 0098-7921


Bates, Katie and Gjonça, Arjan and Leone, Tiziana (2017) Double burden or double-counting of child malnutrition? The methodological and theoretical implications of stuntingoverweight in low and middle income countries Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71. 779-785. ISSN 0143-005X


Thornton, Arland and Binstock, Georgina and Abbasi-Shavazi, Mohammad Jalal and Ghimire, Dirgha and Gjonça, Arjan and Melegh, Attila and Mitchell, Colter and Moaddel, Mansoor and Xie, Yu and Yang, Li-shou and Young-DeMarco, Linda and Yount, Kathryn M. (2012) Knowledge and beliefs about national development and developmental hierarchies: the viewpoints of ordinary people in thirteen countries Social Science Research, 41 (5). 1053-1068. ISSN 0049-089X


Gjonça, Arjan and Gjonça, Edlira (2011) Demographic changes and ageing process in Central and Eastern Europe: how sustainable are the demographic trends for the future? In: Hoff, Andreas, (ed.) Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe: Societal and Policy Implications. New Perspectives on Ageing and Later Life. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK. ISBN 9780754678281


Gjonça, Arjan and Aassve, Arnstein and Mencarini, Letizia (2009) The highest fertility in Europe – for how long?: determinants of fertility change in Albania Demografia - English Edition, 53. 75-96. ISSN 0011-8249


Gjonça, Arjan and Aassve, Arnstein and Mencarini, Letizia (2008) Trends and patterns, proximate determinants and policies of fertility change: Albania Demographic Research, 19 (11). 261-292. ISSN 1435-9871


Bobak, Martin and Gjonça, Arjan (2007) Commentary: migration and health – what about those who stay at home? International Journal of Epidemiology, 36 (6). 1272-1273. ISSN 0300-5771

Gjonça, Arjan (2007) Albanian emigration in the 1990s In: Parant, Alain and Sardon, Jean-Paul, (eds.) Les Mutations De la Décennie 1990 et L'avenir Démographique des Balkans. University of Thessaly Press, on behalf of DemoBalk, Thessaly, Greece, 235-248. ISBN 9789608029521

Gjonça, Arjan (2007) Mortality trends and patterns in post-communist Albania In: Parant, Alain and Sardon, Jean-Paul, (eds.) Les Mutations De la Décennie 1990 et L'avenir Démographique des Balkans. University of Thessaly Press on behalf of DemoBalk, Thessaly, Greece, 163-176. ISBN 9789608029521


Gjonça, Arjan and Aassve, Arnstein and Mencarini, Letizia (2006) The highest fertility in Europe - for how long?: the analysis of fertility change in Albania based on individual data University of Essex, Colchester, UK.


Gjonça, Arjan and Tomassini, Cecilia and Toson, Barbara and Smallwood, Steve (2005) Sex differences in mortality, a comparison of the United Kingdom and other developed countries Health Statistics Quarterly, 26. 6-16. ISSN 1465-1645


Gjonça, Arjan (2004) Crossroads of Europe: regional adult mortality differentials in the Balkans Espace, Populations, Societes, Specia (3). 665-679. ISSN 0755-7809

Gjonça, Arjan and Misha, Arjana and Kapllani, Elda and Xhillari, Lindita and Murthi, Manuela (2004) Living conditions and inequality in Albania 2001 Population and housing census, INSTAT, Tirana, Albania. ISBN 9992797398


Gjonça, Arjan (2002) Demography of Albania: historical trends In: Popullsia e Shqipërisë 2001. INSTAT, Tirane, Albania. ISBN 9789992784006

Gjonça, Arjan (2002) Demographic regime of Albania 1950-1990 In: Kotzamanis, B., (ed.) La Demographie des Balkans - Components of Demographic Evolutions. Pedion Areos, Volos, Greece, 14-38.

Gjonça, Arjan (2002) Emigration of Albanians in the nineties - a new era in the demographic developments in Albania In: Kaser, Karl and Pichler, Robert and Schwandner-Sievers, Stephanie, (eds.) Die Weite Welt und Das Dorf – Albanische Emigration Am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts. Albanologische Studien (3). Böhlau, Wien ; Köln ; Weimar. ISBN 9783205994138


Gjonça, Arjan (2001) Communism, health and lifestyle: the paradox of mortality transition in Albania, 1950-1990 Studies in population and urban demography (8). Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. ISBN 9780313315862

Falkingham, Jane and Gjonça, Arjan (2001) Fertility transition in communist Albania, 1950-90 Population Studies, 55 (3). 309-318. ISSN 0032-4728

Bobak, Martin and Gjonça, Arjan (2001) The seasonality of birth is strongly influenced by socio-demographic factors Human Reproduction, 16 (7). 1512-1517. ISSN 0268-1161


Gjonça, Edlira and Gjonça, Arjan (2000) The Albanian health system: past, present and future Eurohealth, 6 (2). 12-14. ISSN 1356-1030

Gjonça, Arjan (2000) A “delayed” mortality transition in one of the poorest Mediterranean countries: the case of Albania In: Pozzi, Lucia and Tognotti, Eugenia and Mestre, Josep Bernabeu, (eds.) Salute e Malattia Fra '800 e '900 in Sardegna e Nei Paesi Dell'europa Mediterranea: Atti Del Convegno, Alghero-Sassari, 3-5 Giug. Editrice Democratica Sarda (EDES), Sassari, Italy, 47-81.

Gjonça, Arjan and Brockmann, Hilke and Maier, Heiner (2000) Old-age mortality in Germany prior to and after reunification Demographic Research, 3 (1). ISSN 1435-9871


Gjonça, Arjan and Tomassini, C. and Vaupel, J. W. (1999) Pourquoi les femmes survivent aux hommes? La Recherche (322). 96-98. ISSN 0029-5671


Gjonça, Arjan and Falkingham, Jane and Wilson, C. (1997) Paradoxes of health transition in Europe’s poorest country: Albania 1950-1990 Population and Development Review, 23 (3). 585-609. ISSN 0098-7921

Gjonça, Arjan and Bobak, Martin (1997) Albanian paradox: another case of the protective effect of Mediterranean lifestyle? The Lancet, 350 (9094). 1815-1817. ISSN 0140-6736

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