Éva Beaujouan studies fertility and family trends in low fertility countries, and more particularly the trend towards later fertility. She has studied applied mathematics and demography at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Hosted at INED during her Ph.D., she defended her Ph.D. thesis on "Male and female partnership and fertility trajectories after union breakup in France" in 2009. After a postdoc at the ESRC Centre for Population Change (University of Southampton), she joined the ERC-funded EURREP project within the Vienna Institute of Demography (Wittgenstein Centre) in 2012 to work on aggregate trends in fertility, fertility intentions and partnership by level of education. She also studies the link between enrollment and first birth postponement and the effect of changing partnership trajectories on the number of children at the population level. Since 2019, Éva Beaujouan has been Principal Investigator on the project “Later Fertility in Europe”, led at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wittgenstein Centre). Within this project, she draws a picture of “Late fertility” across the low fertility countries and studies the consequences of childbearing postponement for childlessness and completed fertility.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fertility & Family Trends
  • Partnership Dynamics
  • Education & Fertility
  • Causes & Consequences of Later Fertility

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: WU
E-Mail: eva.beaujouan(at)wu.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 31336 5275

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