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Florencia Torche

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Florencia Torche

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
PhD, Sociology, Columbia University
MA, Sociology, Columbia University
BA, Sociology, Universidad Católica de Chile.


Florencia Torche is a social scientist with substantive interests in social demography, stratification, and education. Her research combines diverse methodological approaches including quantitative analysis, causal inference, experiments and natural experiments, and in-depth interviews. Much of her research uses an international comparative perspective. She has conducted large cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, including the first national survey on social mobility in Chile and Mexico. Her work has appeared in journals in sociology and other disciplines, such as the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, the Annual Review of Sociology, DemographySociology of EducationHuman Reproduction, and the International Journal of Epidemiology. Her research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation, among others.

Professor Torche holds a BA from the Catholic University of Chile and an MA and PhD in Sociology from Columbia University.