Institut national de la recherche scientifique - Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
385, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, Québec, H2X 1E3
E-mail: maude.pugliese [at] inrs.ca
Maude Pugliese is an Associate Professor at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (University of Québec) and the Director of Observatoire des réalités familiales du Québec and Partenariat de Recherche Familles en mouvance. Her research explores economic relations within family networks, the experiences of families in financial markets (using credit and saving products), and how those realities are shaped by class and gender or may fuel inequalities along those dimensions. Her past projects have looked at how credit cards replace or enable kin-based financial support depending on economic and family conditions as well as how asset ownership is distributed within unions, with a focus on impacts for gender wealth disparities. Her current projects analyze 1) the role of family change (including lower marriage rates, increased union instability) in explaining rising household debt and the decline of savings and 2) the institutionalization of homeownership as the primary wealth building vehicle among North American middle-class families.