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Isabella Buber-Ennser

Research Group: Demography of Austria

Phone: +43 1 313 36 - 7726

E-Mail: isabella.buber(at)oeaw.ac.at



Isabella Buber-Ennser joined the Vienna Institute of Demography in 1996. Her current research focuses on panel attrition, fertility intentions, the realisation of fertility intentions and 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 teams for the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), and thus involved in the preparation of surveys 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
  • Panel attrition
  • Intergenerational transfers
  • Mental health of older persons
  • Forced migration
  • Human capital of asylum seekers
  • Social surveys among displaced persons


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