Isabella Buber-Ennser joined the Vienna Institute of Demography in 1996. Her current research focuses on fertility intentions and their realization as well as forced migration. Her analyses are based on micro level data, partly with specific focus on Austria on the one hand and partly from a comparative perspective. She received a doctorate in technical mathematics from the Vienna University of Technology in 2002 with a dissertation on fertility in Austria, and a master of natural sciences at the Vienna University of Technology in 1990 for studies in mathematics and French. Isabella Buber-Ennser is part of the Austrian country teams for the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) and thereby involved in the preparation of the survey at the country level. Besides her current focus on fertility as well as forced migration she has published on different aspects of ageing, like mental health, cognitive functioning and intergenerational transfers of older persons.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fertility in Austria
  • Fertility intentions and realization
  • Fertility of highly educated women
  • Forced migration
  • Social surveys among displaced persons
  • Panel attrition
  • Intergenerational transfers

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: isabella.buber(at)oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 31336 7726

The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

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