Isabella Buber-Ennser

Research Group: Demography of Austria

Phone: +43 1 313 36 - 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