Maria Winkler-Dworak

Research Group: Economic Demography

Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7709

E-Mail: maria.winkler-dworak(at)


Maria Winkler-Dworak has been a researcher at the Vienna Institute of Demography since 1999. She received her doctorate in mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology in 2002.
Her current research topics include family formation, fertility and union dynamics as well as educational differences in mortality and, more specifically, the longevity of academicians.

Areas of Expertise

  • Union Instability & Fertility
  • Mortality of Elite Groups

Selected Publications

The longevity of academicians: Evidence from the Saxonian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig
Author(s): Winkler-Dworak M, Kaden H
Reference: Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2013, Vol. 11:185-204
Year: 2014

Education and the family life course
Author(s): Thomson E, Winkler-Dworak M, Kennedy S
Reference: Pages 35-52 in Evans A and Baxter J (eds.), Negotiating the Life Course. Life Course Research and Social Policies 1, Dordrecht: Springer
Year: 2012

Union instability as an engine of fertility? A micro-simulation model for France
Author(s): Thomson E, Winkler-Dworak M, Spielauer M, Prskawetz A
Reference: Demography 49 (1): 175-195
Year: 2012