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Gretchen M. Livingston

Senior Researcher

Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project

Expertise: Gender, Marriage and Families, Race and Ethnicity, U.S. Demography

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Gretchen Livingston is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project and the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project. Her research focuses on fertility and family demographics. In addition she studies immigrant adaptation and technology use among Latinos. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Princeton University Office of Population Research. She earned her doctorate in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining the Pew Research Center, she has written on the relationship of fertility and the recession, fertility differences between immigrant and native-born women, grandparent caregivers, fatherhood, childlessness, and the profile of Mexican-origin people in Mexico and the U.S. Livingston has discussed her work with numerous print and broadcast outlets.