Prof. Dr. Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler

Professorship of Demography
University of Bamberg
D-96045 Bamberg

Phone: (+49) 0951/863-2645
E-Mail: henriette.engelhardt-woelfler(at)

Visiting Address:
Feldkirchenstraße 21
Room F21/01.14 b
D-96052 Bamberg

Office hours:
Monday: 13:00 - 14:00 h
Advance notification via e-mail or phone required.


Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler, Prof. Dr. rer. Soc., is full Professor for Demography at the University of Bamberg. She was born in 1968 in Bruchsal (Germany) and studied Sociology and Statistics at the University of Mannheim (Dipl.-Soz., 1992) and at the University of Berne, Switzerland (Dr. rer.soc., 1998, Habilitation, 2005). She has worked as a research scientist at the University of Berne (Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences/Sociology) (1992–98), the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (1998–2000), the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock (2000–02), and at the Vienna Institute of Demography (2002–06). Moreover, Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler was a visiting research scientist at Duke University, North Carolina (2000), at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria (2002), and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (2004). Since 2006 she is Professor for Demography at the University of Bamberg. Her research interests are in the fields of social demography, family demography, social epidemiology, and causal analysis. Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler has published numerous articles in refereed journals on these topics.

List of Publications(230.8 KB)

Selected Publications (2018-2006)


  • Henriette Engelhardt, Florian Schulz, and Zafer Büyükkeçeci (2018) Demographic and Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press.


  • Florian Schulz and Henriette Engelhardt (2017) The development, educational stratification and decomposition of mothers’ and fathers’ childcare time in Germany. An update for 2001–2013. Zeitschrift für Familienforschung – Journal of Family Research, 29, 3, S. 277-297.


  • Henriette Engelhardt (2016) Grundlagen der Bevölkerungswissenschaft und Demografie. Würzburg: Ergon.


  • Karoline Lukaschek, Henriette Engelhardt, Jens Baumert and Karl-Heinz Ladwig (2015) No correlation between rates of suicidal ideation and completed suicides in Europe: Analysis of 49,008 participants (55+ years) based on the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). European Psychiatry 30: 874-879.
  • Uta Brehm and Henriette Engelhardt (2015) On the critique of association, aggregation and paradoxes in the age-specific and country-heterogeneous association between fertility and female employment. Demographic Research 32(23), Letter 36.
  • Uta Brehm and  Henriette Engelhardt (2015) On the age-specific correlation between fertility and female employment: Heterogeneity over space and time in OECD countries. Demographic Research 32(23): 691-722.


  • Tobias Putz and Henriette Engelhardt (2014) The Effects of the First Birth Timing on Women’s Wages. Zeitschrift für Familienforschung 26(3): 302-330.
  • Henriette Engelhardt and Christopher Schmidt (2014) Effects of Generational Competition and Substitution on Late Labour Participation and Labour Market Exit from a Multilevel Perspective. Comparative Population Studies 38(4): 937-970.
  • Thomas Leopold, Marcel Raab, and Henriette Engelhardt (2014) The Transition to Parent Care: Costs, Commitments, and Caregiver Choice Among Children. Journal of Marriage and Family 76(2): 300-318.
  • Sebastian Pink, Thomas Leopold, and Henriette Engelhardt (2014) Fertility and social interaction at the workplace: Does childbearing spread among colleagues? Advances in Life Course Research,



  • Liliya Leopold and Henriette Engelhardt. 2013. Education and physical health trajectories in old age. Evidence from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. International Journal of Public Health 58 (1): 23-31.



  • "Data protection issues in the National Educational Panel Study." Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft 14(2): 301-31 (zusammen mit Sonja Meixner, David Schiller und Jutta von Maurice)
  • "Late Careers in Europe: Effects of Individual and Institutional Factors." European Sociological Review. Online publication: 14-04-2011.
  • "The association between age and depressive symptoms among older men and women in Europe. Findings from SHARE", Comparative Population Studies. (zusammen mit Buber, Isabella)


  • "Social involvement, behavioural risks and cognitive functioning among the aged", Ageing & Society 30(5): 779 -809 (zusammen mit Isabella Buber, Vegard Skirbekk und Alexia Prskawetz).


  • "Zum Wandel der Korrelation von Fertilität und Frauen­erwerbstätigkeit in Raum und Zeit: Eine empirische Analyse unter Berücksichtigung der Effekte ausgewählter sozialer Indikatoren." Schwerpunktthemaheft Fertilität und Frauenerwerbstätigkeit der Zeitschrift für Familienforschung 21(3): 246-264.
  • "Einleitung zum Schwerpunktthema Fertilität und Frauenerwerbstätigkeit." Schwerpunktthemaheft Familie und Frauenerwerbstätigkeit der Zeitschrift für Familienforschung 21(3): 246-264.
  • "On the Relation between Fertility, Natality and Nuptiality". European Sociological Review, im Erscheinen (zusammen mit Alexia Prskawetz und Marija Mamolo)
  • "The Influence of Offsprings’s Sex and Age at Parents’ Divorce on the Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce, Norwegian First Marriages 1980-2003." Population Studies 63(2): 1-13. (zusammen mit Torkhild Lyngstad)
  • "Does Fertility Decrease the Welfare of Households? An Analysis of Poverty Dynamics and Fertility in Indonesia." Demographic Research 20(26): 623-656. (zusammen mit Jungho Kim, Alexia Prskawetz und Arnstein Aassve)
  • "Schwerpunktthemaheft Fertilität und Frauenerwerbstätigkeit." Zeitschrift für Familienforschung 21(3).
  • "Altern in Europa – Empirische Analysen mit dem Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe." Bamberger Beiträge zur Soziologie. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press.
  • "Causal Analysis in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, Applications." Berlin: Springer. (zusammen mit Alexia Prskawetz und Hans-Peter Kohler)


  • "Austria: Persistent Low Fertility since the mid-1980s." Demographic Research, Special Issue Childbearing Trends and Policies, 19(12): 293-360.(zusammen mit Alexia Prskawetz, Tomas Sobotka, Isabella Buber und Richard Gisser)
  • "Children’s impact on the mental health of their older mothers and fathers: findings from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe." European Journal of Ageing, 5 (1): 31-45. (zusammen mit Isabella Buber)


  • "Recent changes in family policies in Austria and Germany – A response to very low fertility." Entre Nous. European Magazine for Sexual and Reproductive Health. No. 63/2006, 27-29. (zusammen mit Alexia Prskawetz, Isabella Buber und Tomas Sobotka)
  • "Fertility and Poverty in Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis for Albania, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Vietnam." Population Review, 45(2): 1-23. (zusammen mit Arnstein Aassve, Francesca Francavilla, Abbi Kedir, Jungho Kim, Alessandra Mattei, Fabrizia Mealli, Letizia Mencarini, Laura Neri, Stephen Pudney und Alexia Prskawetz)
  • "Kausalanalysen mit separaten und zusammengefassten Zeitreihen." In: Andreas Diekmann (Hg.), Methoden der Sozialforschung. Sonderheft 44 der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 368-395.