News

      • Maria Rita Testa will be appointed guest professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in January 2017.
      • Invited presentation “Intended and realised childbearing in a life course approach”. European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS) 16th biennial congress on the topic of Healthy life: technologies, policies & experiences. Session on: “Reproductive health through the life course”, University of Geneva, 27 June 2016.  (Slides)
      • Maria Rita Testa held a seminar on “Intentions and Childbearing” at the European Doctoral School of Demography, Sapienza University of Rome, 22 March 2016.
      • Maria Rita Testa received the habilitation (venia docendi) in Demography and Social Statistics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Habilitation lecture: “Multilevel models in Demography”, 21 December 2015  (Slides)
      • Conference on “Education and Reproduction in Low-Fertility Settings”, Vienna, 2-4 December 2015. Presentations:
        • Testa Maria Rita and Fabian Stephany: “The educational gradient of fertility intentions: regional differences in Europe”(Slides)
        • Agnese Vitali and Maria Rita Testa: “Partners’ relative incomes and fertility intentions”(Poster)
        • Beata Osiewalska and Maria Rita Testa: “Couple’s socioeconomic status and fertility intentions”(Poster)
        • Emiliano Sironi, Alessandro Rosina and Maria Rita Testa: “Education and the difference between fertility desires and fertility expectations in Italy”(Poster)
      • Maria Rita Testa at the round table: “Will highly educated women have more children in the future?”(Slides) (Photo)
      • 3rd Generations and Gender User Conference, Vienna, 30 November – 1 December 2015. Presentation: “Competing intentions and realization”(Slides)(Photo)
      • Interview in Ö1„ Wie viele Menschen werden in Österreich in Zukunft leben?“, 22.11.2015. (Link)
      • WU Best Paper Award 2015 for the article “The effects of couple disagreement about child-timing intentions: a parity-specific approach”. Population and Development Review. 40(1): 31-53. Talenta, Vienna, 17 November 2015 (Link) (Photo)
      • “Budapest Demographic Forum. Families in the focus”. Presentation: “Fertility intentions and realization: a gender perspective across Europe”. Budapest, 5-7 November, 2015 (Link)
      • Workshop: “The Science of Choice. How to model the Decision-Making Process”. Presentation: “Intended family trajectories and education” (co-autherd by Dimiter Philipov). Rostock, 28-30 October, 2015.
      • Symposium “Demography that matters”, Research focus on “Human Reproduction”, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Vienna, September 9, 2015 (Photo)
      • Annual Meeting of Population Association of America, Poster Presentation (by Fabian Stephany) “The educational gradient of fertility intentions in Europe: a meta-analysis”. San Diego, CA, April 30 – May 2, 2015 (Photo)
      • Seminar: “Double Postponement. Men and women coping with childbearing intentions in their late 30s and early 40s”. Lisbon, 20 March 2015. Video presentation: “Education and fertility decision-making: patterns across Europe” (https://duploadiamento.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/seminario-final-projeto-o-duplo-adiamento/)
      • DerStandard “Wer in der Partnerschaft in Sachen Kinderwunsch bestimmt” (Link)
      • WU Competence Day, Vienna, 17 November 2014. Presentation: Work, earning models and fertility intentions during the ‘Great Recession’. Topic: “Work Arrangements”, Session: “Sustainable Work” (Slides)
      • Chaire Quetelet Seminar: “Fertility, Childlessness and the Family: a Pluri-Disciplinary Approach”, Louvain-la-Neuve, 7 November 2014. Presentation (by Fabian Stephany): The educational gradient of fertility intentions in Europe: a meta-analysis (Slides)
      • DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics & Public Policy, Milan, 27 October 2014. Presentation: The effect of couple disagreement about child-timing intentions: a parity-specific approach (Slides) Dondena interview  (http://www.dondena.unibocconi.it/wps/wcm/connect/cdr/centro_dondena/home/seminars/dondena+interviews/an+interview+with+maria+rita+testa)
      • Conference: “Family dynamics, fertility choices and family policy”. Oslo, 9 October 2014. Presentation (by Agnese Vitali): Fertility intentions of women who out-earn their partners (Slides)
      • European Population Conference (EPC), Budapest, 25-28 June 2014 (Photos Gallery). Presentations:
        • Testa, Maria Rita. Correspondence between fertility intentions and behaviour in Austria: a couple analysis (Abstract) (Slides)
        • De Rose, Alessandra and Maria Rita Testa. Climate change and reproductive intentions in Europe (Abstract) (Slides)
        • Muttarak, Raya and Maria Rita Testa. Trends, patterns, and determinants of interreligious partnerships in Austria (1971-2001) (Abstract) (Slides)
        • Bordone, Valeria, Maria Rita Testa, Beata Osiewalska and Vegard Skirbekk. Intergenerational transmission of fertility: the role of mother’s socio economic status (Abstract) (Slides)
        • Stephany, Fabian and Maria Rita Testa. A meta-analysis of the relationship between women’s fertility intentions and level of education (Abstract) (Slides)
      • FWF celebration of Elise Richter Grant holders, 22th May 2014fwf1

Past presentations

      • Testa, Maria Rita (2014), Fertility intentions and education in Europe (Slides). Presented at the University of Ancona, Faculty of Economics, Ancona 10.04.2014 (Event)
      • Testa, Maria Rita (2013), Correspondence between short-term fertility intentions and behaviour in Austria: the role of the partner context (Slides). Presented at the International Conferences on Generation and Gender Surveys users, Milan, 24.10.2013