Isabella Buber-Ennser

Research Group: Demography of Austria

Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7726

E-Mail: isabella.buber(at)


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 realisation
  • Fertility of highly educated women
  • Forced migration
  • Human capital of asylum seekers
  • Social surveys among displaced persons
  • Panel attrition
  • Intergenerational transfers

Selected Publications

Fertility intentions and their realization in couples: How the division of household chores matters.
Author(s): Riederer B, Buber-Ennser I and Brzozowska Z
Reference: Journal of Family Issues
Year: 2019

Regional context and realization of fertility intentions: The role of the urban context.
Author(s): Riederer B and Buber-Ennser I
Reference: Regional Studies
Year: 2019

Barriers to health care access and service utilization of refugees in Austria: Evidence from a cross-sectional survey.
Author(s): Kohlenberger, J, Buber-Ennser, I, Rengs, B, Leitner, S, & Landesmann, M.
Reference: Health Policy, doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.01.014.
Year: 2019

Human Capital, Values, and Attitudes of Persons Seeking Refuge in Austria in 2015
Author(s): Buber-Ennser I, Kohlenberger J, Rengs B, Al Zalak Z, Goujon A, Striessnig E, Potančoková M, Gisser R, Testa M, Lutz W
Reference: PLOS ONE
Year: 2016

Household Position, Parenthood and Self-reported Adult Health. Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Evidence from the Austrian Generations and Gender Survey
Authors(s): Buber-Ennser I, Hanappi D
Reference: A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe (pp. 155-191)
Year: 2018