Bernhard Riederer is part of the research group Demography of Austria (Vienna Institute of Demography/Austrian Academy of Sciences). His research focuses mainly on fertility, the quality of life of families and consequences of parenthood. He is interested in comparisons of Austria with other European countries as well as regional comparisons within Austria and Europe. At present, he analyses urban-rural differences in fertility in Austria and Europe as well as consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on families and fertility.

Bernhard Riederer received academic degrees in social and economic sciences (Sociology and Economics) at the University of Graz, Austria. Before joining the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he has primarily worked as a researcher and a lecturer at the University of Graz (Psychology department, Sociology department) and the University of Vienna (Sociology department).

Areas of Expertise

  • Family and Fertility
  • Social Inequality and Quality of Life
  • Regional and International Comparisons

Research Areas

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: bernhard.riederer(at)oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 51581-7748

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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.