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Low fertility is not destiny. Assessing fertility falls and reversals in Europe during the last decade

Please note that this is a hybrid event with virtual speaker. People are welcome to attend in person at the Oxford Martin School or participate  on-line via Zoom.

Please register 12 hours before the seminar.

Seminar Registration 

If you attend in person please comply with Oxford University COVID-19 policy in place at OMS.  Use the sanitizing station and wear a mask on arrival, and maintain a 1 metre distance from your colleagues during the seminar.

About the Speaker

Dr Tomas Sobotka, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital.

Tomas leads the VID research group on Comparative European Demography.

He received his PhD in Demography from the Population Research Centre, University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in 2004. In 2005-10 he was managing editor of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research and in 2012-17 he was the principal investigator of the ERC-funded research project EURREP (Fertility and Reproduction in 21st Century Europe, ). In February 2017 he received the “Allianz European Demographer Award”. Currently he is a member of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) Council.

T. Sobotka studies a broad range of topics related to fertility and family changes, including childlessness, fertility measurement, fertility intentions and assisted reproduction, as well as migration and population trends in Europe. He has initiated the Cohort Fertility and Education (CFE) database ( ) and together with Joshua Goldstein and Vladimir Shkolnikov (MPIDR, Rostock) he has initiated the Human Fertility Database ( ).


This event is part of a seminar series:

Michaelmas 2021 Seminar Series - Future Perspectives on Ageing

Event Details

25 November 2021 14:00 - 15:00


Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets) Oxford OX1 3BD