Caroline Berghammer

Research Group: Fertility and Family

Phone: +43 1 51581 - 7725

E-Mail: caroline.berghammer(at)


Caroline Berghammer joined the Vienna Institute of Demography in 2005. Since 2011 she also holds a post-doctoral position at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna. Her main research interests include fertility behaviour and the reconciliation of work and family, in particular parents' time use and couples' employment patterns.

Caroline Berghammer completed her PhD at the University of Vienna in 2010 on the issue of religious fertility differentials in European countries. In 2006–2007, she participated in the European Doctoral School of Demography, held by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany.

Areas of Expertise

  • Parents' Employment and Time-use
  • Religion and Fertility
  • Cohabitation and Non-Marital Childbearing
  • Inequality between Families

Selected Publications

Contextualizing the education effect on women's employment: a cross-national comparative analysis
Author(s): Steiber N, Berghammer C, Haas B
Reference: Journal of Marriage and the Family, online first: 19 Oct 2015
Year: 2015

The return of the male breadwinner model? Educational effects on parents' work arrangements in Austria, 1980-2009
Author(s): Berghammer C
Reference: Employment and Society 28(4), S. 611-632
Year: 2014

Cohabitation and marriage in Austria: assessing the individualization thesis across the life course
Author(s): Berghammer C, Fliegenschnee K, Schmidt EM
Reference: Demographic Research 31(37), S. 1137-1166
Year: 2014