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Maria Rita Testa

PD Dr. Maria Rita Testa
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CV

since 2016
Lecturer. Fertility intentions, European Doctoral School of Demography, EDSD, Rome, Italy
2014-2016
Lecturer. Demographic methods, in the `Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy¿ Master Program, Concentration Area - Population, Human Capital and Policy I, (with Prof Wolfgang Lutz) Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
since 2014
Senior research scientist, Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria
2013-2015
Visiting research scholar at the Department of Methods and Model for Economics, Territory and Finance, ¿Sapienza¿ University of Rome, Faculty of Economics, Rome, Italy
2012
Lecturer. Family policies and fertility in Europe, Winter School, University of Padua, Italy
2012
Lecturer. Global demographic change and sustainability, Spring School ¿ 3 different editions, Politecnico of Milan and Turin, Italy
2012
Lecturer. Methods for cross-country comparative analysis, European Science Foundation, University of Vienna, Austria
2009-2010
Lecturer. Global demographic change and sustainability, Spring School ¿ 3 different editions, Politecnico of Milan and Turin, Italy
2004
Visiting research scholar at the Institut national d¿étude démographique (INED), Paris, France
2002-2003
Lecturer. Demographic methods, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
since 2001
Research scientist, Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/OEAW), Austria
2000-2001
Lecturer. Formal demography, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
2000-2001
Lecturer. Statistics University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
2000-2001
Research scientist, Department of Statistics, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
1999
Visiting research scholar at the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
1997-1999
Doctoral student, Department of Statistics, University of Florence, Italy
1997-1999
PhD in Demography, Department of Statistics, University of Florence, Italy. Conferral of the doctorate in March 2000. Supervisor: Prof Gustavo De Santis
1995-1996
Lecturer, Department of Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy
1990-1995
Degree in Political Science, at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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Awards and Honors

2015
WU Best Paper
2013
Elise Richter Position, granted by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
2011
Gold Medal from the Austrian Academy of Sciences
2004
Award from the Population Association of America for the best poster: Human Fertility Declines with Higher Population Density. Boston, U.S.

Classifications

Expertise

  • Family
  • Fertility
  • Sustainability

Activities

Position in jury, advisory board, curatorship
  2011 Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
  2011 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia - FCT
  2011 Czech Academy of Sciences (ASCR)
Membership in scientific association
  None Population Association of America (PAA)
  None Italian Association for the Study of Population (Sis-Aisp)
  None International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
  None European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
  None Austrian Society for Interdisciplinary Research on Family (ÖGIF)
Editor of a scientific journal
  2014 Genus, Journal of Population Sciences - Editorial Board
  2013-2014 Austrian Generation and Gender Survey (GGS)
Reviewer for a scientific journal
  None Population
  2011 Vienna Yearbook of Population Research on - Reproductive decision-making - 2011, Vol. 9
  2011 Edward Elgar Publishing
  since 2001 Vienna Yearbook of Population Research
  since 2001 Statistical Methods and Applications
  since 2001 Rivista Italiana di Economia
  since 2001 Population Studies
  since 2001 Population Space and Place
  since 2001 Population Research and Policy Review
  since 2001 Journal of Family Issues
  since 2001 Journal for Family Research
  since 2001 International Sociology
  since 2001 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  since 2001 Genus
  since 2001 Finnish Yearbook of Population Research
  since 2001 European Societies
  since 2001 European Journal of Population
  since 2001 Demography
  since 2001 Demographic Research
  since 2001 Demografia & Statistica
  since 2001 American Sociological Review
  since 2001 Advances in Life Course Research
  since 2001 Acta Sociologica
Series editor
  since 2003 European Demographic Research Papers Series (VID/OEAW)
Organization scientific meeting (Conference etc.)
  2015 VID/OEAW International Conference - Co-organizer of ¿Education and Reproduction in low-fertility settings¿
  2015 Austrian Statistics Days - Organizer of the session on Multivariate, Multi-level and Multi-state Analysis in Demography
  2014 Vienna University of Economics & Business, Vienna, Austria - Organizer of a Seminar on Multilevel Models
  2014 European Population Conference, Budapest, Hungary - Convener of the topic: Households and Families
Positions in public advisory boards, Consultant
  2013 RAND Corporation - Consultant for European Commission
  2012 Alliance for Families, EU Commission-based platform
  2001 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division
Supervisor dissertation
  since 2006 5 master theses from Vienna University of Economics and Business, Bocconi University (Milan), University of Stockholm.
  since 2003 4 doctoral theses from University of Rome, University of Florence, University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), University of Evora (Portugal).
  since 2003 10 bachelor theses from University of Milan-Bicocca and Sapienza University of Rome.
Candidate for a chair
  2014 Vienna University of Economics and Business - Full Professorship on Quantitative Methods
  2009 Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany - Junior Professorship

Publications

Journal article

2017 Testa, Maria Rita, Stephany, Fabian. 2017. The educational gradient of fertility intentions: a meta-analysis of European studies. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, 15, open access (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2017. Will highly educated women have more children in the future? Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, 15, open access (Details)
2016 Testa, Maria Rita, Bordone, Valeria , Osiewalska, Beata , Skirbekk, Vegard. 2016. Are daughters' childbearing intentions related to their mothers' socio-economic status? Demographic Research 35 (21), 581-616. open access (Details)
2015 Jonck, Petronella, Goujon, Anne, Testa, Maria Rita, Kandala, John L. 2015. Education and crime engagement in South Africa: a national and provincial perspective. International Journal of Educational Development 45 S. 141-151. (Details)
  Ocello, Cristina., Petrucci, Alessandra., Testa, Maria Rita, Vignoli, Daniele. 2015. Environmental aspects of internal migration in Tanzania. Population and Environment 37 (1): S. 99-108. (Details)
  De Rose, Alessandra., Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. The ecological awareness and fear for climate change in Europe. Annali del Dipartimento di Metodi e Modelli per l’Economia, il Territorio e la Finanza S. 113-135. (Details)
2014 Testa, Maria Rita and Basten, Stuart. 2014. Certainty of meeting fertility intentions declines in Europe during the Great Recession. Demographic Research 31 (23): S. 687-734. open access (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Kind: ja oder Nein - wer setzt sich durch? Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand 11 (4), 4-4. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. On the positive correlation between education and fertility intentions in Europe: individual- and country-level evidence. Advances in Life Course Research 21 S. 28-42. open access (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita, Cavalli, Laura., Rosina, Alessandro. 2014. The effects of couple disagreement about child-timing intentions: a parity-specific approach. Population and Development Review 40 (1): S. 31-53. (Details)
2013 Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Eins ist besser als keins. Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand 10 (4), 3-3. (Details)
2012 Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Couple disagreement about short-term fertility desires in Austria: effects on intentions and contraceptive behaviour. Demographic Research 26 (3): S. 63-98. (Details)
2011 Testa, Maria Rita, Cavalli, Laura., Rosina, Alessandro. 2011. Couple’s childbearing behavior in Italy: Which of the partners is leading it? . Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 9 S. 157-178. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita, Sobotka, Tomas, Morgan, S. Philip. 2011. Reproductive decision-making: towards improved theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 9 S. 1-9. (Details)
2009 Billari, Francesco C., Philipov, Dimiter., Testa, Maria Rita. 2009. Attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioural control: explaining fertility intentions in Bulgaria. European Journal of Population 25 (4): S. 439-465. (Details)
  Rosina, Alessandro, Testa, Maria Rita. 2009. Couples’ first child intentions and disagreement: An analysis of the Italian case. European Journal of Population 25 (4): S. 487-502. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2009. Gesellschaftliche Normen und soziale Netzwerke entscheidend. Erklärung des Kinderwunsches in Bulgarien. Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand 3 (1), 1-2. (Details)
  Vitali, Agnese., Billari, Francesco C., Prskawetz, Alexia., Testa, Maria Rita. 2009. Preference theory and low fertility: A comparative perspective. European Journal of Population 25 (4): S. 413-438. (Details)
2007 Testa, Maria Rita. 2007. Childless future? An insight from the analysis of childbearing preferences in Europe. Sozialwissenschaftliche Informationen 2, 9-30. (Details)
  Rosina, Alessandro, Testa, Maria Rita. 2007. Senza figli: intenzioni e comportamenti italiani nel quadro europeo. Rivista di Studi Familiari 12 (1): S. 71-81. (Details)
2006 Testa, Maria Rita, Toulemon, Laurent. 2006. Family formation in France: individual preferences and subsequent outcomes. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 5 S. 41-75. (Details)
  Lutz, Wolfgang, Testa, Maria Rita, Penn, Dustin. 2006. Population density is a key factor in declining human fertility. Population and Environment 28 S. 69-81. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita, Grilli, Leonardo. 2006. The influence of childbearing regional contexts on ideal family size in Europe. . Population 61 (1-2): S. 107-137. (Details)
  Lutz, Wolfgang, Skirbekk, Vergard., Testa, Maria Rita. 2006. The low fertility trap hypothesis: Forces that may lead to further postponement and fewer births in Europe. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research S. 167-192. (Details)
2005 Toulemon, Laurent., Testa, Maria Rita. 2005. Fécondité envisagée, fécondité réalisée: un lien complexe. Population & Sociétés 415 S. 1-4. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita, Grilli, Leonardo. 2005. Lernen die jüngeren Generationen von den älteren? Ideale Familiengröße in Europa: Trend zur Kleinfamilie erweist sich als längerfristig. Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand 2, 4-4. (Details)
  Sobotka, Tomas, Winkler-Dworak, Maria, Testa, Maria Rita, Philipov, Dimiter., Engelhardt, Henriette., Gisser, Richard. 2005. Monthly estimates of the quantum of fertility: Towards a fertility monitoring system in Austria. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research S. 109-141. (Details)
2003 Testa, Maria Rita. 2003. The emergence of sub-replacement family size ideals in Europe. Population Research and Policy Review 22 (5-6): S. 479-496. (Details)
2001 Testa, Maria Rita. 2001. L’evoluzione della popolazione italiana all´inizio del XXI secolo: implicazioni e strategie di risposta, [Italian Population in the Early XXI Century: Developments & Implications]. L'Assistenza sociale 1, 1-1. (Details)
2000 Rosina, Alessandro., Testa, Maria Rita, Pretato, Adelaide. 2000. Non solo Emigrazioni: strategie di risposta alla crisi di fine ’800 nel Veneto [Migrations in Veneto in the late 19th Century]. . Bollettino di demografia storica 1, 97-122. (Details)
1998 Conti, Cinzia, Rotolone, Daniela, Testa, Maria Rita. 1998. La formazione professionale degli immigrati stranieri extracomunitari come strumento di integrazione economico-lavorativa [Vocational Training of Foreign Non-European Immigrants: Economic and Work Integration]. Rivista Italiana di Economia Demografia e Statistica , 2-3. (Details)
1996 Mignolli, Nadia., Testa, Maria Rita, Marcello, Natale. 1996. Alcune problematiche dell'integrazione della popolazione extracomunitaria in Italia [Integration of Non-European Immigrants in Italy: Some Relevant Aspects]. Rivista Italiana di Economia Demografia e Statistica 2, 1-1. (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2015 De Rose, Alessandre., Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Climate change and reproductive intentions in Europe. In: .) Italy in the European Context. Researches in Economics, Business and Environment, Hrsg. Donatella Strangio and Giuseppe Sancetta, S. 194-212. London: Palgrave. (Details)
  Liefbroer, Aat C., Merz, Eva-Maria., Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Fertility-related norms across Europe: A multi-level analysis. In: Reproductive decision-making in a macro-micro perspective, Hrsg. D. Philipov, A.C. Liefbroer & J.E. Klobas, S. 141-163. New York: Springer. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Il declino degli ideali di fecondità e la Grande Recessione in Europa. In: Famiglie flessibili. L’arte di arrangiarsi ai tempi della crisi, Hrsg. R. Ghigi and R. Impicciatore, S. 62-64. Florence: Associazione Neodemos. (Details)
  Muttarak, Raya, Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Trends, patterns, and determinants of interreligious partnerships in Austria (1971–2001). In: Yearbook of International Religious Demography 2015, Hrsg. Brian J. Grim, Todd M. Johnson, Vegard Skirbekk, and Gina A. Zurlo, S. 117-135. Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. (Details)
2014 Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Neuwirth, Norbert., Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. A child within the next three years? Realisation of childbearing intentions. In: Descriptive findings on partnerships, fertility intentions, childbearing and childrearing, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth, and Maria Rita Testa, S. 21-21. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita, De Rose, Alessandre. 2014. Cambiamento climatico ed effetti sulla popolazione. In: Oltre i confini. Studi in onore di Giuseppe Burgio, Hrsg. Cagiano de Azevedo, Raimondo, Claudio Cecchi, Angela Magistro, Giorgio Milanetti, Giuseppe Sancetta, Donatella Strangio, S. 45-56. Rome: Sapienza Universitaria Editrice. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Division of child care duties between partners. In: Families in Austria: 2009-2013. Descriptive findings on partnerships, fertility intentions, childbearing and childrearing, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth and Maria Rita Testa, S. 11-11. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Neuwirth, Norbert., Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Division of child care tasks and realization of childbearing intentions. In: Descriptive findings on partnerships, fertility intentions, childbearing and childrearing, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth, and Maria Rita Testa, S. 22-22. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Abbasi-Shavazi, M Jalal., Adersa, Alicia., Van Bavel, Jan., Berghammer, Caroline., Choe, Minja Kim., Frejka, Tomas., Leridon, Henri., Mills, Melinda., Morgan, S. Philip., Rindfuss, Ronald R., Rosero-Bixby, Louis., Rotkirch, Anna., Sanderson, Warren C., Testa, Maria Rita, Thévenon, Olivier., Zhao, Zhongwei. 2014. Future fertility in low fertility countries. In: World population and human capital in the twenty-first century, Hrsg. W. Lutz, W.P. Butz & Samir KC, S. 1-137. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Ideal family size: how far is it from the actual number of children? . In: Families in Austria: 2009-2013. Descriptive findings on partnerships, fertility intentions, childbearing and childrearing. Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth and Maria Rita Testa, S. 5-5. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Intended and ideal family size. In: Descriptive findings on partnerships, fertility intentions, childbearing and childrearing, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth, and Maria Rita Testa, S. 17-17. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Predictiveness of childbearing intentions. In: Families in Austria: 2009-2013. Descriptive findings on partnerships, fertility intentions, childbearing and childrearing, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth, and Maria Rita Testa, S. 25-25. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Realising childbearing intentions: how crucial is agreement between partners? In: Families in Austria: 2009-2013. Descriptive findings on partnerships, fertility intentions, childbearing and childrearing, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth, and Maria Rita Testa, S. 24-24. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
2013 Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Neuwirth, Norbert., Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Aufteilung der Kinderbetreuung und Verwirklichung des Kinderwunsches. In: Familienentwicklung in Österreich: 2009-2013, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth and Maria Rita Testa, S. 29-29. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Aufteilung der Kinderbetreuung zwischen Partnern. In: Familienentwicklung in Österreich: 2009-2013, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth and Maria Rita Testa, S. 16-16. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Neuwirth, Norbert., Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Ein Kind in den nächsten drei Jahren? Verwirklichung des Kinderwunsches. In: Familienentwicklung in Österreich: 2009-2013, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth and Maria Rita Testa, S. 28-28. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Familienplanung und Realisierung. In: Familienentwicklung in Österreich: 2009-2013, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth and Maria Rita Testa, S. 32-32. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Gewünschte und ideale Kinderzahl: Worin besteht der Unterschied? In: Familienentwicklung in Österreich: 2009-2013, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth and Maria Rita Testa, S. 23-23. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Ideale Kinderzahl: Stimmt sie mit der tatsächlichen Kinderzahl überein? In: Familienentwicklung in Österreich: 2009-2013, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth, and Maria Rita Testa, S. 8-8. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Verwirklichung eines Kinderwunsches: Wie wichtig ist die Einigkeit zwischen Partnern? In: Familienentwicklung in Österreich: 2009-2013, Hrsg. Isabella Buber-Ennser, Norbert Neuwirth and Maria Rita Testa, S. 31-31. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
2008 Sobotka, Tomas, Testa, Maria Rita. 2008. Attitudes and intentions toward childlessness in Europe. In: People, Population Change and Policies: Lessons from the Population Policy Acceptance Study, Vol 1, Hrsg. Ch. Höhn, D. Avramov, and I. Kotowska, S. 177-211. Netherlands: Springer. (Details)
2002 Testa, Maria Rita. 2002. Foreign Immigration in Lombardy: The First Regional Survey. In: Report on Migrations in Lombardy. 2001, Hrsg. . Osservatorio Regionale per l'Integrazione e la Multietnicità, S. 35-88. Milan: Lombardia. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2002. L'universo dell'utenza: caratteri, motivazioni, percorsi di poverta' [People in Poverty: Characteristics, Risk Factors and Life Histories]. In: Struttura e percorsi della povertà in Lombardia [Poverty: Structural Charcteristics and Life Histories in Lombardy], Hrsg. Gian Carlo Blangiardo, S. 44-62. Milan: Franco-Angeli-Verlag. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2002. Teoria e prassi nella misura della povertà nel panorama italiano [Theory and Praxis of Poverty Measurement in Italy]. In: Struttura e percorsi della povertà in Lombardia [Poverty: Structural Charcteristics and Life Histories in Lombardy], Hrsg. Gian Carlo Blangiardo, S. 9-16. Milan: Franco-Angeli-Verlag. (Details)
2001 Rosina, Alessandro., Testa, Maria Rita. 2001. Determinants and Consequences of Transoceanic Migrations in Veneto in the late XIX Century. In: Historie, économie et démographie. Migrations, cycle de vie familial et marchés du travail, Hrsg. Dominique Barjot and Olivier Faron, S. 1-1. Paris: Société de démographie historique et Association française des historiens économistes . (Details)
1998 Marcello, Natale., Rotolone, Daniela., Testa, Maria Rita. 1998. La misura della popolazione italiana. Censimenti ed anagrafe: problemi di coerenza [The Measure of Italian Population. Population Census and Population Registry: Problems of Coherence]. In: Raccolta di studi in onore del professor D'Addio, Hrsg. . S. 1-1. Rome: Sapienza Universitaria Editrice. (Details)

Edited book (editorship)

2014 Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Neuwirth, Norbert., Testa, Maria Rita, Hrsg. 2014. Families in Austria: 2009-2013. Descriptive findings on partnerships, fertility intentions, childbearing and childrearing. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
2013 Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Neuwirth, Norbert., Testa, Maria Rita, Hrsg. 2013. Familienentwicklung in Österreich: 2009-2013. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)
2011 Morgan, S. Philip., Sobotka, Tomas, Testa, Maria Rita, Hrsg. 2011. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research. Special issue on Reproductive decision-making.Vol.9. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2016 Testa, Maria Rita. Forthcoming. Fertility Intentions. University of Rome, Italy, 22.03-22.03. (Details)
2015 Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. 11. Studying micro-level intentions: the relationship between fertility intentions and education. VID seminar, Vienna, Austria, 11.06-11.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. 3. The educational gradient of fertility timing Intentions: Regional differences in Europe. Education and Reproduction in low Fertility Setting. VID International Conference, Vienna, Austria, 02.12-04.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. 8. Fertility intentions and realization: a gender perspective in a cross-national EU context. Budapest Demographic Forum: Families in the Focus, Budapest, Hungary, 05.11-06.11. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Competing intentions and realization. 3rd Generations and Gender User International Conference, Vienna, Austria, 30.11-01.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Education and fertility decision-making: patterns across Europe. The Double Postponement: Men and Women Coping with Childbearing Intentions in the Late 30s and Early 40s, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 20.03-20.03. Invited Talk (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Fertility intentions in Europe. Invited seminar, University of Rome, Italy, 30.03-30.03. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Intended family trajectories and education. The science of Choice. How to model the Decision-Making Process? Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, 28.10-30.10. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Multilevel models in Demography. Invited habilitation lecture, Vienna, Austria, 21.12-21.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Wie viele Menschen werden in Österreich in Zukunft leben? Seminar in the framework of the children University program, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, 08.07-08.07. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Will highly educated women have more children? Round Table at the Conference on Education and Reproduction in low Fertility Setting, Vienna, Austria, 02.12-04.12. (Details)
2014 Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. 14. The contribution of migration to the European economic and socio-demographic system. KING’s Project Conference, ISMU, Milan, Italy, 06.02-06.02. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. 3. The effect of couple disagreement about child-timing intentions: a parity specific approach. Invited seminar, Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 27.10-27.10. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. 5. A meta-analysis of the relationship between women’s fertility intentions and level of education. 2014 Colloquium, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 07.08-07.08. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. 6. A meta-analysis of the relationship between women’s fertility intentions and level of education. European Population Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 28.06-28.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. 7. Correspondence between fertility intentions and behaviour in Austria: a couple analysis. European Population Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 28.06-28.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Climate change and reproductive intentions in Europe. European Population Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 26.06-26.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Fertility intentions of women who out-earn their partners. Conference on Family dynamics, fertility choices and family policy, Oslo, Norway, 09.10-09.10. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. ntergenerational transmission of fertility: the role of mothers’ socio economic status. European Population Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 27.06-27.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. The educational gradient of fertility intentions in Europe: a meta-analysis. 2014 . Quetelet Seminar on Fertility, Childlessness and the Family: A Pluri-Disciplinary Approach, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 07.11-07.11. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Trends, patterns, and determinants of interreligious partnerships in Austria (1971-2001). European Population Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 26.06-26.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Work, earning models and fertility intentions during the ‘Great Recession’. Sustainable Work, Work Arrangements, WU Competence Day, Vienna, Austria, 17.11-17.11. (Details)
2013 Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. 1. Trends and patterns of religious intermarriage in Austria (1971-2001): The role of secularization and demographic changes. IUSSP Conference, International Union for Scientific Study on Population, Busan, Republic of Korea, 30.08-30.08. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. 5. Did your mother work? Impact of mother's occupational status on daughter's fertility intentions. Italian Population Days, Brixen, University of Bolzano, Italy, 08.02-08.02. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Correspondence between planned and realised fertility: the role of education. International Conference of Statistic Norway, Statistic Norway, Oslo, Norway, 07.06-07.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Lifetime fertility intentions and the 'Great Recession' in Europe: the role of reproductive uncertainty. Annual Meeting of Population Association of America, New Orleans, United States/USA, 13.04-13.04. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Lifetime fertility intentions and the great recession in Europe: the role of reproductive uncertainty. Invited Lecture, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford, United Kingdom, 07.02-07.02. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Lifetime fertility intentions and the great recession in Europe: the role of reproductive uncertainty. Italian Population Days, Brixen, University of Bolzano, Italy, 07.02-07.02. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Lifetime fertility intentions in Europe: the role of women’s education. Conference on The Double Postponement, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 29.05-29.05. (Details)
2012 Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Childbearing intentions in Europe: a macro-micro analysis. Annual Meeting of Annual Meeting, San Francisco, United States/USA, 05.05-05.05. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Climate change and internal migration in Tanzania. European Population Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 15.06-15.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Couple disagreement and reproductive decision-making in Italy. European Population Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 16.06-16.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Couple disagreement and reproductive decision-making rules in Italy. Annual Meeting of Population Association of America, San Francisco, United States/USA, 04.05-04.05. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Couples' childbearing behaviour in Italy: disagreement and reproductive decision-making rules. European Sociological Conference, Milan, Italy, 15.09-15.09. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Did your mother work? Impact of mother's occupational status on individual's fertility. Annual Meeting of British Society for Population Study, British Society for Population Study, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 11.09-11.09. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Family policy and fertility. Winter School on Fundamental and Methods for Impact Evaluation in Population Studies, University of Padova, Italy, 11.12-11.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Family size in Europe: evidence from the 2011 Eurobarometer survey. European Commission Meeting, Joensuu, Finland, 19.03-19.03. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Fertility intentions and the 'Great Recession': evidence from the 2011 Eurobarometer. Annual Meeting of British Society for Population Study, British Society for Population Study, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 10.09-10.09. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Global demographic change and sustainability. Spring School on “Climate Change and Sustainability”, Politecnico of Milan and Turin, Belgirate (Milan), Italy, 16.05-16.05. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Have lifetime fertility intentions declined during the Great Recession? Workshop on Transition to Adulthood during the Time of the Great Recession, Milan, Italy, 26.10-26.10. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Lifetime fertility intentions in Europe: The role of women's education. Pairfam Conference, Bremen, Germany, 03.09-03.09. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Lifetime fertility intentions in Europe: the role of women's education. L. Seabrooke’s ERC Project, Copenhagen, Denmark, 06.09-06.09. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Methods for cross-country comparative analysis. Quantitative Methods in the Social Science, Seminar on Cross-National Comparison, European Science Foundation, Vienna, Austria, 21.04-21.04. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. The socio-economic determinants of childbearing intentions in Europe: a macro-micro analysis. European Population Conference, 15.06-15.06, Sweden, 15.06-15.06. (Details)
2010 Testa, Maria Rita. 2010. An analysis of Italian couples' fertility decision-making process: second birth intentions and realizations. European Population Conference, Vienna, Austria, 02.09-02.09. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2010. Birth intentions and subsequent realizations in Italy: A couple's approach. Annual Conference, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 03.12-03.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2010. Child-number and child-timing intentions. Repro project Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 27.05-27.05. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2010. Child-number and child-timing intentions: a micro-macro European framework. European Population Conference, Vienna, Austria, 03.09-03.09. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2010. Global Demographic Change and Sustainability. Spring School on Climate Change and Sustainability, Politecnico of Milan and Turin, Sestriere, Italy, 18.05-18.05. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2010. She wants, he wants: couples’ childbearing desires in Austria. Colloquium, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Italy, 07.04-07.04. (Details)
2009 Testa, Maria Rita. 2009. Child-number desires and their changes after the birth of a child. Colloquium, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria, 17.06-17.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2009. Global Demographic Change and Sustainability. Spring School on Climate Change and Sustainability, Politecnico of Milan and Turin, Bardonecchia, Torino, Italy, 22.04-22.04. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2009. Intergenerational transmission of fertility: a micro-macro link. Repro Project Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, 18.11-18.11. (Details)
2008 Testa, Maria Rita. 2008. Why fertility intentions remain unrealized? A case study in Bulgaria. European Population Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 10.07-10.07. (Details)
2007 Testa, Maria Rita. 2007. Childless and free in the future? Social aspects of demographic change. International Conference on Demographic Change, Berlin, Germany, 07.02-07.02. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2007. Gender differences in the couple’s fertility intentions: the case of Italy. FERTINT Project Conference on Fertility Intentions and Outcomes: The Role of Policies to Close the Gap, Budapest, Hungary, 04.09-04.09. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2007. Gender differences in the fertility intentions of Italian couples. Annual Meeting of Population Association of America, New York, United States/USA, 29.03-29.03. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2007. Preference theory and low fertility: a comparative perspective. Annual Meeting of Population Association of America, New York, United States/USA, 29.03-29.03. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2007. Preferenze di fecondità e politiche per la famiglia: l’Italia nel contesto Europeo. International Conference, , Padova, Italy, 20.10-20.10. (Details)
2006 Testa, Maria Rita. 2006. Family formation in France: between preferences and social constraints. European Population Conference, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom, 23.06-23.06. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2006. Second birth intentions and employment conditions in Italy. European Population Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 23.06-23.06. (Details)
2005 Testa, Maria Rita. 2005. Changing desire for children in Europe. IUSSP XXV International Population Conference, Tours, France, 21.07-21.07. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2005. Childlessness in central and eastern Europe: attitudes and intentions. 5th Consortium meeting, Population Policy and Acceptance Survey, Vienna, Austria, 19.04-19.04. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2005. Family formation in France: between preferences and social constraints. IUSSP XXV International Population Conference, Tours, France, 20.07-20.07. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2005. Family formation in France: between preferences and social constraints. International Conference on Postponement of Childbearing in Europe, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, Austria, 02.12-02.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2005. Low fertility trap hypothesis. International Conference on Postponement of Childbearing in Europe, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 01.12-01.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2005. The effects of childbearing regional contexts on ideal family size in Europe: a multilevel analysis. Annual Meeting, Population Association of America, Philadelphia, United States/USA, 02.04-02.04. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2005. The Influence of attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control on union formation intentions. IUSSP XXV International Population Conference, Tours, France, 22.07-22.07. (Details)
2004 Testa, Maria Rita. 2004. A multilevel analysis of family size ideals in Europe. Invited seminar, Institut national d’étude démographique, Paris, France, 08.06-08.06. (Details)
2003 Testa, Maria Rita. 2003. Fertility ideals in the European Union countries. European Comparisons Seminars: Les Lundis de l’INED, Institut national d’étude démographique, Paris, France, 06.04-06.04. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2003. Ideal family size in Europe in a multi-level approach: ordered and multinomial logit models with random-effects. Austrian Statistics Days, Austrian Statistical Society, Vienna, Austria, 29.10-29.10. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2003. The emergence of sub-replacement family size ideals in Europe. European Population Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 26.08-30.08. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2003. The emergence of sub-replacement family size ideals in Europe. Annual Meeting, Population Association of America, Minneapolis, United States/USA, 02.05-02.05. (Details)
2002 Testa, Maria Rita. 2002. The emergence of sub-replacement fertility ideals in Europe. Invited Presentation, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, 09.09. (Details)
2000 Testa, Maria Rita. 2000. Fewer and Older Italians: more Problems? Looking for Solutions to the Demographic Question. Expert Group Meeting on Policy Responses to Population Decline and Population Ageing, United Nations, Population Division, New York, United States/USA, 16.10-16.10. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2000. Fewer and older Italians: more problems? Looking for solutions to the demographic question. Expert Group Meeting on Policy Responses to Population Decline and Population Ageing, United Nations, Population Division, New York, United States/USA, 16.10-16.10. (Details)

Poster presented at an academic conference or symposium

2015 Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. 5. Education and the difference between fertility desires and fertility expectations in Italy . Education and Reproduction in low Fertility Setting, VID International Conference, Vienna, Austria, 02.12-04.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Couple’s socioeconomic status and fertility intentions. Education and Reproduction in low Fertility Setting, VID International Conference, Vienna, Austria, 02.12-04.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Partners’ relative earnings and fertility intentions. Education and Reproduction in low Fertility Setting. VID International Conference, Vienna, Austria, 02.12-04.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. The educational gradient of fertility intentions in Europe: a meta-analysis. Annual Meeting of Population Association of America, Population Association of America, San Diego, United States/USA, 30.04-30.04. (Details)
2013 Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Climate change and reproductive behavior. Italian Population Days, Brixen, University of Bolzano, Italy, 07.02-07.02. (Details)
2004 Testa, Maria Rita. 2004. Population density and fertility. Annual Meeting, Population Association of America, Boston, United States/USA, 02.04-02.04. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2016 Testa, Maria Rita, Stephany, Fabian. Forthcoming. The educational gradient of parity specific fertility intentions in Europe: a meta-analysis. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita, Bordone, Valeria, Osiewalska, Beata., Skirbekk, Vegard. Forthcoming. The relation between mother’s socio-economic status and daughter’s fertility intentions in Austria, Italy, Bulgaria and Norway. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita, Bordone, Valeria, Osiewalska, Beata, Skirbekk, Vegard. 2016. The Relation between Mother's Socio-Economic Status and Daughter's Fertility Intentions in Austria, Italy, Bulgaria, and Norway. Vienna Institute of Demography Working Papers. (Details)
2013 De Rose, Alessandre., Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Climate change and reproductive choices. VID Working Paper No.9. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2014 Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. . The contribution of migration to population change in Europe: 1991-2011. Milan:ISMU Iniziative e Studi sulla Multietnicità. (Details)
2012 Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Family sizes in Europe: evidence from the 2011 Eurobarometer survey. Vienna:Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita, Basten, Stuart. 2012. Have lifetime fertility intentions declined during the ‘Great Recession’? Vienna:Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita, Cavalli, Laura., Rosina, Alessandro. 2012. The decision of whether to have a child: does couple disagreement matter? Vienna:Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2012. Women’s fertility intentions and level of education: why are they positively correlated in Europe? Vienna:Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science. (Details)
2011 Testa, Maria Rita, Philipov, Dimiter. 2011. Few children in Europe: a deliberate choice or a compromise? Vienna:Vienna Institute of Demography. (Details)
2010 Testa, Maria Rita. 2010. Child-number and child-timing intentions in a micro-macro European framework. Vienna:Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2010. She wants, he wants: couple’s childbearing desires in Austria. Vienna:Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Science. (Details)
2009 Testa, Maria Rita, Flandorfer, Priska. 2009. Beschäftigung, Arbeitslosigkeit und Kinderwünsch. Vienna:Vienna Institute of Demography, Österreichisches Institut für Familienforschung (ÖIF). (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2009. Unterschiedliche Partnereinstellungen zum Kinderwünsch. Vienna:Vienna Institute of Demography, , Österreichisches Institut für Familienforschung (ÖIF). (Details)
2006 Testa, Maria Rita. 2006. Childbearing preferences and family issues in Europe. Leibniz:Liebniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften. (Details)
2001 Ferrari, Pier Alda., Solaro, Nadia., Testa, Maria Rita. 2001. Analisi statistica territoriale del comportamento elettorale in Lombardia, [Statistical and Territorial Analysis of Electoral Behaviour in Lombardy]. Milan:ASTER Project. (Details)
  De Santis, Gustavo., Testa, Maria Rita. 2001. Fertility Trends and Family Policies in Italy. Milan:University of Milan-Bicocca. (Details)
2000 Testa, Maria Rita. 2000. The Transition from Work to Retirement in Italy: Demographic Determinants and main Changes in the Reform Period. MIlan:University of Milan-Bicocca. (Details)

Media report

2015 Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Dondena Interviews - 24.02.2015. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Wie viele Menschen werden in Österreich in Zukunft leben? On Ö1 Radio on 22.11.2015. (Details)
2014 Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Nochmals Nachwuchs oder nicht? Kompromiss unmöglich. In Welt der Frau in March, 2014. (Details)

Habilitation

2015 Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Fertility intentions and reproductive behaviour in low fertility countries. Habilitation treatise. Habilitationsschrift, Vienna University of Economics and Business. (Details)

Dissertation

1999 Testa, Maria Rita. 1999. Le determinanti del pensionamento in Italia: un'analisi demografica ed economica. Dissertation, University of Florence. (Details)

Magazine/newspaper article

2015 Testa, Maria Rita. 2015. Wer in der Partnerschaft in Sachen Kinderwunsch bestimmt. Der Standard, 25.01. (Details)
2014 Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Wieso die Österreicherinnen so wenige Kinder bekommen. Der Standard, 02.04. (Details)
2013 Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Kinderwunsch: Bei uneinigen Paaren ist eins besser als keins. Der Standard, 06.12. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2013. Population Boom. Kurier, 30.08. (Details)

Unpublished lecture

2014 Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Fertility intentions and education in Europe. Invited Lecture, University of Marche, Italy, 10.04. (Details)
  Testa, Maria Rita. 2014. Fertility intentions: theory, concepts, measure, and evidence. Invited Lecture, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, 23.03. (Details)

Projects

2016
Running against the clock. Realising fertility plans over the life course (2016-2018) (Details)
2014
Reproductive Decision-Making and Human Capital (2014-2016) (Details)
2013
Knowledge for Integration Governance (2013-2015) (Details)
Climate Change and Population Dynamics (2013-2014) (Details)
2012
Past, present, and future religious prospects in Vienna, 1950-2050 (2012-2014) (Details)
2011
The Double Postponement (2011-2015) (Details)
2008
Reproductive Decision-making in a Macro-micro Approach (2008-2011) (Details)
2006
Fertility intentions and outcomes: the role of policies to close the gap (2006-2007) (Details)
Population Policy Acceptance Study - the viewpoint of citizens and policy actors regarding the management of population related change (2006-2008) (Details)
2004
Geburtenbarometer, Monthly Estimates of Fertility in Austria. (2004-2005) (Details)