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Dimiter Philipov

Guest Research Scholar

Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group

Population and Just Societies Program


Dimiter Philipov joined the World Population Program (POP) in October 2013, to work with the "Reassessing Ageing" project on issues related to disability.

Dr. Philipov has a long-standing career as a demographer. He worked at the Human Settlements and Systems Area at IIASA from 1977 to 1982. He has also worked at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and, following a one-year visit to Princeton University, at the Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock-Germany (1998 - 2003). Since 2003, he has been working at the Vienna Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and as of 2011, at the Wittgenstein Center for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/OAW, WU).

Dr. Philipov's scientific interests are in the field of fertility and family, and most recently on ageing and disability, specifically on subjective individual measures such as intentions, subjective measurement of health, disability and subjective length of life. He has worked on several EU-funded projects and been frequently summoned as an expert at UN and EU organizations.

Last update: 12 SEP 2018


Philipov, D. (2017). Rising Dispersion in Age at First Birth in Europe: Is it Related to Fertility Postponement? Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences VID Working Paper 11/2017 , Vienna, Austria.

Riederer, B., Philipov, D., & Rengs, B. (2017). Vulnerability of families with children: experts’ opinions about the future and what families think about it. Families and Societies Management Team , Stockholm, Sweden.

Philipov, D., Liefbroer, A.C., & Klobas, J.E. (2015). Preface: Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective. In: Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective. Eds. Liefbroer, D. Philipov, A.C. & Klobas, J.E., Dordrecht: Springer. ISBN 978-94-017-9400-8 10.1007/978-94-017-9401-5.