Teresa Castro-Martín is a Research Professor at the Center for Human and Social Sciences at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has previously worked at the United Nations Population Division. Her main field of research is family demography. She is interested in global family changes, cohabitation, childbearing outside marriage, intermarriage, as well as the linkages between conjugal, reproductive and work biographies among young adults. Her recent research has explored whether women working in the public sector have it easier to become mothers in Spain. She is currently involved in the EU-funded project 'Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations' (FamiliesAndSocieties).