Ana Paula Verona

About Ana Paula Verona

Ana Paula Verona is an assistant professor at the department of demography at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is also a researcher fellow of Cedeplar. She received her PhD in sociology from The University of Texas. Her research interests include fertility, sexual and reproductive health, conjugal unions, and religion in Latin America.

Consensual Unions and Religion in Brazil

According to the most recent World Value Survey (WVS) conducted in Brazil in 2014, roughly 78% of the Brazilian population disagreed with the statement that marriage is an outdated institution. This share has increased since 1991, when the first WVS wave in Brazil revealed that 71% disagreed with this statement. This temporal change may indicate that Brazilians’ beliefs on family issues have moved in a more traditional or conservative direction. Continue reading