Ekaterina Zhelenkova

University of Vienna

E-Mail: ekaterina.zhelenkova(at)univie.ac.at


Ms Ekaterina Zhelenkova joined the University of Vienna in April 2020, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree with a research focus on demography and the issues related to labour. She aspires to offer a meaningful contribution to the study of population economics and to explore the relationship between education and labour force participation. At present, she is investigating female labour force participation and its relationship to educational attainment in India.

Prior to joining the University of Vienna, Ms Ekaterina Zhelenkova was researching the questions of India’s demographic dividend, public policy and education at the University of Oxford, wherefrom she graduated with a Master of Science in 2019. While there, she was nominated to take part in the International Alliance of Research Universities exchange programme at Peking University in China. She also holds a Master of Arts from King’s College London, a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University, as well as a professional certificate from the International Management Institute in New Delhi, India.

Areas of Expertise

  • Labour force
  • Population economics
  • Education


Affiliation: University of Vienna
E-Mail: ekaterina.zhelenkova(at)univie.ac.at

Other Resources

University of Vienna website

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.