After participating in the project “Later Fertility in Europe”, Marie-Caroline Compans joined the ERC-funded “BIC.Late” project within the Department of Demography of the University of Vienna. She started in 2021 as a research assistant, shortly after earning a Ph.D. in Demography from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her dissertation was on late first births in France, using micro-level data on male and female fertility, qualitative interviews, and a corpus of French media on late parenthood. She also holds a Master’s degree in Quantitative Sociology and Demography, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political sciences. She is interested in determinants of later fertility and close topics such as medically assisted reproduction, changes in family norms and gender relations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Late fertility in Western contexts
  • Family and gender norms and relations
  • Mixed methods

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: University of Vienna
E-Mail: marie-caroline.compans@univie.ac.at

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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. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.