Marco Faytong-Haro

Marco Faytong-Haro

PhD candidate in Sociology and Demography

The Pennsylvania State University


Hi, I am Marco. I am a Sociology and Demography PhD candidate at Penn State University. I am interested in gender, health, work, time use, and development. My research focuses mainly on how different gender norms across contexts affect the way women’s bargaining power influences different dimensions of wellbeing: health, income, employment, time use, among other variables. My work is situated geographically in South Asia and Latin America.

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You can check out my CV here.


  • Gender
  • Health/Wellbeing
  • Time use
  • Work
  • Development


  • PhD in Sociology and Demograpgy, 2021 (expected)

    The Pennsylvania State University

  • MA in Applied Quantitative Research, 2017

    New York University

  • Bachelor in Economics, 2009

    Universidad Espiritu Santo

Research Experience


Research Assistant

The Pennsylvania State University

Aug 2017 – Present University Park, Pennsylvania

  • Data collection for an activity-space research in Tamil Nadu, India
  • Data cleaning and quantitative analysis using the South India Community Health Study (SICHS) to assess environmental outcomes to differences in children’s early development
  • Coding and data cleaning for the time use component of the SICHS study

Policy and Data Analyst (Intern)

International Labour Organization

Apr 2017 – Aug 2017 Geneva, Switzerland

  • Data analysis and report writing for projects about labor market dynamics and propensity to be an entrepreneur in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Uruguay
  • Dissemination of reports with policy makers of the aforementioned countries

Quantitative Analyst

Universidad Espíritu Santo

Jun 2012 – Aug 2015 Guayaquil, Ecuador
Data collection (survey) supervising and results writing for the following projects:

  • Conceptual development of a tourism observatory for sustainability and competitiveness of tourism in the Guayas province in Ecuador (in association with the local government of Guayaquil)
  • Determinants for the implementation of mediation and arbitration as alternative dispute resolutions mechanisms in Guayaquil
  • Psychological, demographic, social, and economic profile of teenagers aged 12 to 18 years who live in the city of Guayaquil (in association with UNICEF)