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Tomáš Sobotka
Tomáš Sobotka leads the EURREP project. He received his PhD in Demography from the Population Research Centre, University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in 2004. Since then he has worked at the Vienna Institute of Demography. He studies a broad range of topics related to fertility, including low fertility, changes in family, childlessness, measurement issues, fertility intentions and assisted reproduction, population trends in Europe as well as the interrelation between migration, fertility and population change. Together with Joshua Goldstein and Vladimir Shkolnikov (MPIDR, Rostock) he has initiated a Human Fertility Database (http://www.humanfertility.org), whose expansion is also supported by the EURREP project.

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team-ewaEva Beaujouan has joined the EURREP project in June 2012. She is particularly interested in trends in fertility and partnership, and in the change in individual family behaviours. Within the EURREP framework, she gathers data from a dozen industrialised countries in order to reconstitute cohort trends in fertility intentions and fertility by level of education. This is complemented with more detailed work at both individual and aggregate level on change in the interrelationship between partnership and fertility.

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team-carolineCaroline Berghammer joined the Vienna Institute of Demography in 2005. Since 2011 she has held a postdoctoral position at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna. Her PhD-thesis was on the relationship between religion and fertility. Her current research focuses on work-family issues, including parents’ time-use and employment arrangements.

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Zuzanna BrzozowskaZuzanna Brzozowska joined the project in September 2012. She has an MA in Sociology from the University of Warsaw and an MA in Demography from the Barcelona Autonomous University. She is a PhD student at the Warsaw School of Economics. Her research interests include comparative demographic trends in the developed countries, educational differences in family formation and spatial patterns of fertility.

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Anna MatysiakAnna Matysiak completed her PhD in Economics at Warsaw School of Economics in 2009. Since then she has been working as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics. Her main research interests cover family dynamics and its interrelationships with gender relations, family policies as well as socio-economic status of individuals. She is also interested in studying consequences of family-related behaviours on quality of life.


team-krzysztofKryštof Zeman completed his PhD in demography at the Charles University in Prague in 2004. In 2004-2008 he worked at the Demographic Statistics Section of the Czech Statistical Office.
He joined the Vienna Institute of Demography in September 2008. His main projects are:
› Human Fertility Database project www.humanfertility.org
› Geburtenbarometer project www.birthbarometer.at
› European Demographic Data Sheet project populationeurope.org

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LisaLisa Janisch joined VID in January 2011. She has over 10 years of work experience in the education industry, particularly in project management, event management and public relations. Prior to working at VID, Lisa was responsible for human resource management and consulting at an international language school. Previously, she worked as a PR-manager at one of Austria’s leading event planning and design companies. During her studies at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Corvinus University of Budapest and the University of Mannheim, she specialized in “Public Management” and “Management and Organisational Behaviour”. Lisa holds a Master in Business Administration from WU Vienna and is also a qualified trainer for adult education.

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