Yen Thi Hai NGUYEN joined the Vienna Institute of Demography in September 2022. She is a member of the BIRTHLIFE project team. Her current research focuses on fertility desire and actual fertility in South East Asia in the context of gender bias.

She received a master’s degree and a doctorate in Demography from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, with a dissertation on fertility, gender bias and women's education. She also earned a master’s degree in Sociology on migration in 2008. Dr. Yen used to be a lecturer, researcher and consultant at Universities, NGOs and ADB bank in Vietnam and Thailand for several years.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fertility desire
  • Gender bias

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: thihayen.nguyen(at)oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7756

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