Goisis, Alice

Dr Alice Goisis Research Fellow 


Position held

Research Fellow


Experience keywords:

ethnic/health inequalities; family demography; parental age and child well-being

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Currently I am working on the ERC funded project 'COSTPOST' led by Professor Mikko Myrskylä. The project aims to investigate the consequences of fertility postponement on a range of outcomes for children and their parents. I obtained a Ph.D. in Demography/Population Studies at the LSE. My Ph.D. work aims at investigating the association between childbearing postponement and child well-being, with a particular focus on how this link varies across subgroups of the population in the U.K. I also have long-standing interests in analysing how family processes are associated with different markers of child well-being.


Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

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Goisis, Alice and Schneider, Daniel C. and Myrskylä, Mikko (2018) Secular changes in the association between advanced maternal age and the risk of low birth weight: a cross-cohort comparison in the UK Population Studies. ISSN 0032-4728 (In Press)

Goisis, Alice and Remes, Hanna and Barclay, Kieron and Martikainen, Pekka and Myrskylä, Mikko (2018) Paternal age and the risk of low birth weight and preterm delivery: a Finnish register-based study Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. ISSN 0143-005X (In Press)


Myrskylä, Mikko and Barclay, Kieron and Goisis, Alice (2017) Advantages of later motherhood Der Gynäkologe, 50 (10). 767-772. ISSN 0017-5994

Mariani, Elena and Özcan, Berkay and Goisis, Alice (2017) Family trajectories and well-being of children born to lone mothers in the UK European Journal of Population, 33 (2). 185-215. ISSN 0168-6577

Goisis, Alice and Remes, Hanna and Martikainen, Pekka and Barclay, Kieron and Myrskylä, Mikko (2017) Advanced maternal age and the risk of low birth weight and preterm delivery: a within-family analysis using Finnish population registers American Journal of Epidemiology, 186 (11). 1219-1226. ISSN 0002-9262

Goisis, Alice and Schneider, Daniel C. and Myrskylä, Mikko (2017) The reversing association between advanced maternal age and child cognitive ability: evidence from three UK birth cohorts International Journal of Epidemiology, 46 (3). 850-859. ISSN 0300-5771

Goisis, Alice and Özcan, Berkay and Myrskylä, Mikko (2017) Decline in the negative association between low birth weight and cognitive ability Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 (1). 84-88. ISSN 0027-8424


Goisis, Alice and Özcan, Berkay and Sigle-Rushton, Wendy (2016) Child outcomes after parental separation: variations by contact and court involvement Ministry of Justice Analytical Series, Ministry of Justice, London. ISBN 9781840997361

Goisis, A. and Sacker, A. and Kelly, Y. (2016) Why are poorer children at higher risk of obesity and overweight? A UK cohort study European Journal of Public Health, 26 (1). 7-13. ISSN 1101-1262

Kelly, Yvonne and Goisis, Alice and Sacker, Amanda and Cable, Noriko and Watt, Richard G. and Britton, Annie (2016) What influences 11-year-olds to drink? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study BMC Public Health, 16. 169. ISSN 1471-2458


Goisis, Alice and Schneider, Daniel and Myrskylä, Mikko (2015) Secular changes in the association between advanced maternal age and the risk of low birth weight: a cross-cohort comparison in the UK MPIDR Working Papers, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.

Goisis, Alice (2015) How are children of older mothers doing? Evidence from the United Kingdom Biodemography and Social Biology, 61 (3). 231-251. ISSN 1948-5565


Goisis, Alice and Sigle, Wendy (2014) Childbearing postponement and child well-being: a complex and varied relationship? Demography, 51 (5). 1821-1841. ISSN 0070-3370


Goisis, Alice and Sigle-Rushton, Wendy and Keizer, Renske (2013) Fathers and fatherhood in the European Union In: Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S. and Cabrera, Natasha, (eds.) Handbook of Father Involvement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Second Edition. Routledge, New York, USA, 81-96. ISBN 9780415878678


Aassve, Arnstein and Goisis, Alice and Sironi, Maria (2012) Happiness and childbearing across Europe Social Indicators Research, 108 (1). 65-86. ISSN 0303-8300

Aassve, Arnstein and Arpino, Bruno and Goisis, Alice (2012) Grandparenting and mothers' labour force participation: a comparative analysis using the generations and gender survey Demographic Research, 27 (3). 53-84. ISSN 1435-9871


Leone, Tiziana and Bisht, R. and Goisis, Alice and Coast, Ernestina (2011) Raising overmedicalisation of births in Southern India: a demand or supply phenomenon?. In: British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, 7-9 September 2011, York, UK

Billari, F. C. and Goisis, Alice and Liefbroer, A. C. and Settersten, R. A. and Aassve, A. and Hagestad, G. and Speder, Z. (2011) Social age deadlines for the childbearing of women and men Human Reproduction, 26 (3). 616-622. ISSN 0268-1161

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