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Dr. Martin Bujard

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  • 1996 - 2005: Studies in Political Sciences, Psychology, Economics and Law, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2005: M.A., Political Science, Psychology and Law, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2010: Dr., Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany
    Doctoral Thesis: Ursachen des Zweiten Geburtenrückgangs und Perspektiven einer nachhaltigen Familienpolitik – Ein verschiedene Theorien integrierender Erklärungsansatz und dessen empirische Überprüfung im OECD-Länder-Vergleich 1970-2006 [Causes of Birth Decline and Perspectives of Family Policy – An Interdisciplinary Theoretical Approach and Its Empirical Evidence in OECD Countries 1970-2006]

Professional Background

  • 1996 - 2006: Owner and Manager of a Catalogue Selling Business
  • 2007 - 2009: Scientific Assistant at the German Federal Parliament, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 - 2011: Scientific Coordinator of the Group »Future with Children« established at Leopoldina and BBAW, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Since August 2011: Senior Researcher at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Since January 2015: Research Director, Head of the Area "Family and Fertility"

Memberships and Activities in Scientific Associations

  • Since 2011: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) [German Society for Demography]
  • Since 2012: Member of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
  • Since 2012: Member of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR)
  • Since 2012: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) [German Sociology Association]
  • Since 2012: Member of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW) [German Political Science Association]
  • Since 2013: Member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
  • Since 2016: Member of the Population Association of America (PAA)
  • Since 2016: Member of the Consortium Board at the Generation & Gender Programme (GGP)

Reviewing Activities

  • Scientific Journals: Population Studies; International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy; Comparative Population Studies; Studies of Transition States and Societies; Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie; Zeitschrift für Soziologie; Soziale Welt; Zeitschrift für Familienforschung, Journal of Family Research; Vierteljahreshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung

Consulting Experience

  • 2012 - 2013: Member of expert committee on “strengthening a family’s solidarity”, demographic strategy of the Federal Government
  • 2010 - 2012: Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, expert reports on “family policy and fertility rate” and “birth behavior in Germany”
  • 2013 - 2015: Concept and scientific consulting for the dossier “family policies” by the Federal Agency for Civic Education]
  • 2013 and 2016: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, expert reports on „the effect of the ‚Elterngeld‘ [parental allowance]“ and „the flexible two-earner model”
  • 2016: Expert of the committee of enquiry of the State Parliament Northrhine-Westfalia on “the future of family policies in Northrhine-Westfalia”
  • seit 2016: Member of expert committee on “key parameters of a reproductive medicine act” at the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

  • 2011: Scholarship of the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung (PI Marina Hennig)
  • 2014: Scholarship of the Bertelsmann Stiftung (PI)]

Selected Publications

  • Bujard, Martin; Scheller, Melanie (2017): Impact of Regional Factors on Cohort Fertility: New Estimations at the District Level in Germany. In: Comparative Population Studies 42, 55-88. [Doi:10.12765/CPoS-2017-07en]
  • Bujard, Martin (2017): Wie passt das zusammen? Familienleitbilder junger Menschen und Parteipositionen zur Familienpolitik In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 30–31/2017, S. 9-15. [online]
  • Bujard, Martin; Sulak, Harun (2016): Mehr Kinderlose oder weniger Kinderreiche? In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 68 (3): 487-514. [Doi: 10.1007/s11577-016-0373-6]. [online]
  • Bujard, Martin (2015): Kinderlosigkeit in Deutschland: Wie interagieren Bildung, Wohnort, Migrationshintergrund, Erwerbstätigkeit und Kohorte? [Childlessness in Germany: How do education, place of residence, migration background, occupation and cohort interact?] In: Journal of Family Research 27,3: 270-296 [Abstract]
  • Bujard, Martin (2015): Consequences of Enduring Low Fertility – A German Case Study. Demographic Projections and Implications for Different Policy Fields. In: Comparative Population Studies 40 [DOI: 10.12765/CPoS-2015-06en]

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