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Dr. Jürgen Dorbritz

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Education

  • 1975 - 1980: Studies in Sociology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 1980: Diplom Degree, Sociology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • 1988: Dr., Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic, Berlin, Germany
    Doctoral Thesis: Geburtenfördernde Bevölkerungspolitik und die Wirkungsweise der sozial- und bevölkerungspolitischen Maßnahmen in der DDR seit 1970 – Eine soziologisch-demographische Analyse [Population Policy Aimed at Increasing Birth Rates and the Effectiveness of Sociopolitical and Demographic Measures in the GDR since 1970 – A Sociodemographic Analysis]

Professional Background

  • 1980 - 1992: Researcher in the Field of Demography of the Institute for Sociology and Social Policy of the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic, Berlin, Germany
  • 1992: Demography Group of the Centre of Coordination and Processing of the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic, Berlin, Germany
  • Since June 1992: Senior Researcher at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2000 - 2003: Lecturer at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 2004 - 2006: Lecturer at the Johann Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
  • Since 2007: Scientific Director at the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Since January 2015: Research Director, Head of the Area "Migration and Mobility"

Memberships and Activities in Scientific Associations

  • Since 1992: Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) [German Society for Demography]
  • Since 1996: Member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
  • 1998–2004: Board Member of the DGD
  • 2010 - 2013: Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin [Leibniz Society of Sciences of Berlin]
  • 2010 - 2013: Head of the Working Group »Demography« of the Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin

Publishing Activities

  • 2009 - 2012: Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of »Comparative Population Studies – Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft« (CPoS)

Consulting Experience

  • 2005 - 2008: Member of the Commission of Inquiry »Demographic Development« of the Saxon State Parliament
  • Since 2006: Representative of the BiB in the Scientific Advisory Council of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)

Selected Publications

  • Dorbritz, Jürgen; Diabaté, Sabine (2015): Leitbild und Kinderlosigkeit: Kulturelle Vorstellungen zum Leben ohne Kinder. [Leitbild and childlessness: Cultural ideas to life without children.] In: Schneider, Norbert F.; Diabaté, Sabine; Ruckdeschel, Kerstin (eds.): Familienleitbilder in Deutschland. [Family-Related Leitbilder in Germany.] Beiträge zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft, Band 48. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Verlag Barbara Budrich: 113-132
  • Dorbritz, Jürgen; Ruckdeschel, Kerstin (2015): Heirat, Haus, Kinder? Leitbilder der Familiengründung und der Familienerweiterung. [Marriage, home, children? Models of family formation and family extension.] In: Schneider, Norbert F.; Diabaté, Sabine; Ruckdeschel, Kerstin (eds.): Familienleitbilder in Deutschland. [Family-Related Leitbilder in Germany.] Beiträge zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft, Band 48. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Verlag Barbara Budrich: 133-154
  • Dorbritz, Jürgen (2015): Paritätsverteilungen nach Geburtsjahrgängen, Lebensformen und Bildung bei besonderer Beachtung von Kinderlosigkeit und Kinderreichtum: Eine demografisch-soziologische Analyse. [Parity distributions by birth cohorts, lifestyles and education in special consideration of childlessness and large families: A demographic and sociological analysis.] In: Zeitschrift für Familienforschung 27,3: 297-321 [Budrich-Journals ZfF] [PDF]
  • Dorbritz, Jürgen; Naderi, Robert (2012): Stability of Bilocal Relationships – Conditions and Development Paths. An Analysis of the First and Second Wave of pairfam. In: CPoS Comparative Population Studies 37,3-4: 429-462 [DOI: 10.4232/10.CPoS-2012-08en] [English translation of the German original article] [online]
  • Philipov, Dimiter; Dorbritz, Jürgen (2003): Demographic Consequences of Economic Transition in Countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Population Studies, No. 39. Straßburg: Council of Europe Publishing

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