Prof. Dr. Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler

Professorship of Demography

University of Bamberg
Feldkirchenstraße 21
Room F21/01.14a
D-96052 Bamberg

Phone: + 49 (0)951 / 863 - 2645

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Monday: 13:00 - 14:00 h
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Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler, Prof. Dr. rer. Soc., is full Professor for Demography since 2006 and is head of the State Institute of Family Research since 2012 at the University of Bamberg. She was born in 1968 in Bruchsal (Germany) and studied Sociology and Statistics at the University of Mannheim as well as Epidemiology at LMU Munich. 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 2020 she is member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Her research interests are in the fields of social demography, family demography and family sociology, social epidemiology, and causal analysis. Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler has published numerous articles in refereed journals on these topics.

List of Publications(204.9 KB)

Selected Publications (2010-2023)


Leopold, L., van Valkengoed, I. G. M., & Engelhardt, H. (2023). Education and age trajectories of chronic conditions: Are tests of the cumulative advantage and disadvantage hypothesis biased by underreporting?. Social Science & Medicine 334, 116134,

Hudde, A., & Engelhardt, H. (2023). Family inequality: On the changing educational gradient of family patterns in Western Germany. Demographic Research, 48, 549–590,


Saam, Nicole J., Carmen Friedrich, Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler (2022). The value conflict between freedom and security : explaining the variation of COVID-19 policies in democracies and autocracies. PLoS ONE 17, 9,


Hsu, Chen-Hao, Oliver Posegga, Kai Fischbach, Henriette Engelhardt (2021). Examining the trade-offs between human fertility and longevity over three centuries using crowdsourced genealogy data. PLoS ONE 16, 8

Büyükkececi, Zafer, Henriette Engelhardt (2021). On the Relationship between Fertility, Development and Gender Equality: A Comparison of Western and MENA Countries. Comparative Population Studies 46: 245-268


Friedrich, Carmen, Henriette Engelhardt & Florian Schulz (2020). Women's Agency in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia: The Role of Parenthood and Education. Population Research and Policy Review, 40: 1025-1059 (2021)

Hudde, Ansgar, Henriette Engelhardt (2020). Inter-Couple (Dis)Similarity in Gender Role Attitudes and the Transition to Parenthood in Germany. European Sociological Review, 36, 6: 852-867

Florean, Daniele, Henriette Engelhardt (2020). His and her working hours and well-Being in Germany: A longitudinal crossover-spillover analysis. JFR - Journal of Family Research, 32, 2: 249-273

Büyükkececi, Zafer, Thomas Leopold, Ruben van Galen, and Henriette Engelhardt (2020). Family, Firms, and Fertility: A Study of Social Interaction Effects. Demography, online first.


Roehling, Stefan, Andreas Schlegel, Henriette Woelfler, and Michael Gahlert. (2019). Zirconia compared to titanium dental implants in preclinical studies – a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Oral Implants Research, 1-39.


  • Henriette Engelhardt, Florian Schulz, and Zafer Büyükkeçeci (2018). Demographic and Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press.
  • Roehling, Stefan, Andreas Schlegel, Henriette Woelfler, and Michael Gahlert. (2018). Performance and outcome of market available zirconia dental implants in clinical studies - a meta-analysis. Clinical Oral Implants Research 29 (Suppl.16): 135-153.


  • 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: 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 21: 113-122.


  • Henriette Engelhardt and Thomas Leopold (eds.) (2013). Alternde Gesellschaften in Europa : Empirische Untersuchungen mit Daten des SHARE. Bamberger Beiträge zur Soziologie. Bamberg: University of Bamberg Press.

  • 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.


  • Schmidt, Christopher, Anita Tisch and Henriette Engelhardt (2012). Der Anteil älterer Mitarbeiter in Betrieben – Eine empirische Analyse mit ‚Linked Employer-Employee-Daten‘. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 41(2):  101-125.
  • Engelhardt, Henriette (2012). Late careers in Europe: Effects of individual and institutional factors. European Sociological Review 28(4): 550-563.


  • Buber, Isabella and Henriette Engelhardt (2011). The association between age and depressive symptoms among older men and women in Europe. Findings from SHARE. Comparative Population Studies 36(1): 103-126.

  • Leopold, Liliya and Henriette Engelhardt (2011). Bildung und Gesundheitsungleichheit im Alter: Divergenz, Konvergenz oder Kontinuität? Eine Längsschnittuntersuchung mit SHARE.  Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 63(2): 207-236.

  • Sonja Meixner, David Schiller, Jutta von Maurice and Henriette Engelhardt (2011). Data protection issues in the National Educational Panel Study. In H.-P. Blossfeld, H.-G. Roßbach and J. von Maurice (eds.), Education as a Lifelong Process. The German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS). Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, Sonderheft, 14, Suppl. 2. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 301-313.


  • Engelhardt, Henriette, Isabella Buber, Vegard Skirbekk and Alexia Prskawetz (2010). Social involvement, behavioural risks and cognitive functioning among the aged. Ageing & Society 30(5): 779-809.

  • Prskawetz, Alexia, Marija Mamolo and Henriette Engelhardt. (2010) On the relation between fertility, natality and nuptiality. European Sociological Review 26(6): 675-689.