Education and reproduction in low-fertility settings (EDUREP)

International Conference
Vienna, December 2 - 4, 2015

Papers & Presentations

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Conference Opening:

Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Richard Gisser



Gøsta Esping-Andersen:
Quo vadis familia?
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Invited Talk:

Wolfgang Lutz:
Cognition driven demographic transition: Where is it leading to?
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Session: Gender and Policies

Chair: Anna Matysiak

Beata Osiewalska:
Couple socioeconomic gender equality and fertility in selected European countries

Alessandra Trimarchi, Jan Van Bavel:
Gender differences in the effect of education on fertility in Europe

Jonas Wood, Sebastian Klüsener, Karel Neels, Mikko Myrskylä:
What determines regional variation in fertility by education in a country with substantial work-family-reconciliation support? The case of Belgium

Alzbeta Bartova:
Variation in birth-related leave entitlements by education and second births in Europe


Session: Intentions and expectations

Chair: Dimiter Philipov

Jorik Vergauwen, Karel Neels, Jonas Wood:
Educational differentials in cohabitants' marriage intentions at different stages of family formation in seven European countries

Maria Rita Testa, Fabian Stephany:
The educational gradient of fertility timing Intentions: Regional differences in Europe

Cynthia Buckley, Bin Lian:
Fertility intentions and outcomes; effects of education, employment and gender equity in Georgia

Thursday, 3 December 2015      



Alicia Adsera:
Education and fertility in the context of rising inequality
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Session: Partner choice & strategies

Chair: Maria Winkler-Dworak         

Setsuya Fukuda, James M. Raymo:
New patterns of educational differentials and assortative mating after 2005 in Japan: A shift in the foundations of marriage?

Natalie Nitsche, Anna Matysiak, Jan Van Bavel, Daniele Vignoli:
Partners' educational pairings and fertility across Europe paper

Margarita Chudnovskaya:
Educational expansion and educational homogamy in Sweden

Christine Schnor, Jan Van Bavel:
Men's education and post-divorce fatherhood – Repartnering strategies as the missing link


Session: Economic conditions & fertility

Chair: Caroline Berghammer    

Karel Neels:
Assessing the contribution of increasing enrolment in education, delayed union formation and adverse economic conditions to fertility postponement in Belgium between 1970 and 2000.

Christian Schmitt:
Education effects of unemployment and the transition to first birth in Germany and the United Kingdom

Diego Ramiro-Fariñas, Francisco J. Viciana, Victor Montañes:
The effect of the economic crisis on the Fertility behaviour in Southern Europe: the example of Andalusia.

Barbara Hofmann, Katrin Hohmeyer:
The effect of the business cycle at college graduation on fertility     


Session: Fertility change

Chair: Setsuya Fukuda

Tomáš Sobotka, Éva Beaujouan, Karel Neels, Ronald R. Rindfuss, Zuzanna Brzozowska:
Education and fertility in low-fertility countries: A long-term perspective

Zsolt Spéder, Tamás Bartus:
Educational expansion, double status positions and the transition to motherhood. Evidence(s) from the GGS

Mathias Nathan:
Increasing heterogeneity in the entry into motherhood in Uruguay: the role of education for women from 1951-1990 cohorts

Martha J. Bailey, Sandra Brée:
A cross-country comparison of fertility rates and education: Lessons from 20th century France and the United States                  


Friday, 4 December 2015


Session: Union formation and family forms

Chair: Jan Van Bavel

Nitzan Peri-Rotem, Jacqueline Scott:
Education and transition to parenthood among partnered and single women in the United Kingdom

Anneli Miettinen, Anna Rotkirch:
Educational differences in the partnership formation patterns and life-time childlessness of Finnish men and women

Ognjen Obucina:
The patterns of union formation among children of immigrants in Sweden

Laurent Toulemon, Magali Mazuy:
Education, fertility and step-parenthood in France


Session: Family background & the life course

Chair: Zuzanna Brzozowska

Anne Brons, Aart Liefbroer, Harry Ganzeboom:
Understanding cross-national variation in the influence of parental socio-economic status on union formation decisions

Krzysztof Tymicki, Maciej Gdul:
Education, social classes and reproductive patterns in low fertility settings. Theoretical framework and empirical analysis with use of Polish GGS data.

Sylvie Dubuc:
Reproductive choices and education of Chinese and Indian immigrant women and their daughters: a success story of social mobility?

Martin Kolk, Martin Hällsten:
Number of descendants and their educational attainment. A prospective analysis of demographic and socioeconomic stratification across 4 generations in 19th, 20th, and 21st century Sweden.


Session: Childlessness

Chair: Zsolt Spéder

Eva Beaujouan, Zuzanna Brzozowska, Krystof Zeman:
Childlessness trends in twentieth-century Europe: limited link to growing educational attainment

Martin Bujard:
Is there a reversal of the childlessness trend among highly educated women in Germany?

Annalisa Donno, Maria Letizia Tanturri, Anneli Miettinen, Anna Rotkirch:
Childlessness and education: the case of Finland and Italy


Round Table

Chair: Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz

“Will highly educated women have more children in the future?”

Alicia Adsera, Wolfgang Lutz, Isabella Buber-Ennser, Diego Ramiro-Fariñas, Maria Rita Testa, Jan Van Bavel

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Rosina Alessandro, Emiliano Sironi, Maria Rita Testa:
Education and the difference between fertility desires and fertility expectations in Italy

Christos Bagavos, Catherine Michalopoulou:
Fertility and partner’s educational attainment: trends and differentials in times of economic crisis

Ewa Batyra:
Fertility and changing pattern of childbearing timing in Colombiapaper

Btissam Benkerroum:
Understanding the gap between desired and realized fertility in Morocco

Marion Burkimsher:
Is education the primary determinant of childlessness in Switzerland?paper

Ivan Čipin, Petra Međimurec:
Education and cohort parity in socialist Croatia - A grouping of women by field of education and occupation

Zane Cunska:
The role of ‘ex’: impact of education and partners’ previous family experiences on further union formation in Latvia

Rozemarijn Dereuddre, Sarah Van de Velde, Piet Bracke:
Macro-level gender inequality and the “East-West” divide in contraceptive use

Mirjana Devedzic, Natalija Miric, Vera Gligorijevic:
Pattern by educational level of childlessness in Serbia – Regional aspect poster

Annalisa Donno, Pietro Mozzi, Maria Letizia Tanturri:
Increasing childlessness in Europe: the contribution of changes in structure and propensity

Petr Fučík, Beatrice Chromková Manea:
Educational expansion and fertility - two decades of demographical development in the Czech Republic through sociological perspective

Ansgar Hudde
Fertility is low when there is no agreement on a specific gender role model paper 

Aiva Jasilioniene, Vlada Stankuniene, Domantas Jasilionis:
Educational differentials in parity-specific fertility in Lithuania: a census-linked study

Judith Koops:
Why marry first? Explaining cross-national differences in the influence of parental education on nonmarital births

Martin Lakomý:
Explanations and individual covariates of the education-fertility link

Mariana V.Martins, Juliana Pedro, Carla Conceição, Lone Schmidt:
Efficacy of a video intervention in young adults’ fertility knowledge and intentions: a prospective randomized control trial

Masaaki Mizuochi, Junya Tsutsui:
Breakaway from the choice between work and marriage?: A panel data analysis of willingness to marry in Japanese women

Kathrin Morosow, Heike Trappe:
Intergenerational transmission of fertility timing in Germany poster   paper

Cornelia Mureșan:
Education or union type: what is more influential in men’s fertility?

Anja Oppermann:
Educational fields and fertility in Western Germany – An analysis of women born 1955-59 with the mikrozensus 2008paper

Beata Osiewalska, Maria Rita Testa:
Couple’s socioeconomic status and fertility intentions

Klaus Schoemann, Andreas Martin:
On sequential versus simultaneous patterns of education and reproduction: The impact of number of children and being a single parent on lifelong learning in Germany

Ajay Kumar Singh, Ruchi Jain
Exploring linkages between levels of education and fertility behaviour and intentions in India

Radmila Veljović
Education and fertility trends in Serbia at the beginning of the 21 st centuryposter

Ana Paula Verona, Paulo Henrique Viegas Martins:
The decline of adolescent fertility in Brazil between 2000 and 2010: Does the role of education remain the same?

Agnese Vitali, Maria Rita Testa:
Partners’ relative earnings and fertility intentions


After scientific review, selected conference contributions were published in the thematic issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2017: