Lower female employment in Vienna: what role do motherhood and migration background play?

For decades, Vienna has been characterised by lower fertility rates and higher female employment rates than the rest of Austria. Since the millennium, however, the situation has changed. While fertility approximated the Austrian average level, the Viennese female employment rate fell below the Austrian one. Against this background, the project “WieFErT” analyses regional differences in female employment in Austria. Using register data, our research focuses on the role of motherhood and migration background for low female employment in Vienna.


Data: Arbeitsmarktdatenbank of AMS and of BMASGK (AMDB)

Funding: City of Vienna, MA 7 – Kultur, Wissenschafts- und Forschungsförderung

 Principal Investigator: Bernhard Riederer