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Michaela Potančoková is a demographer with research interests in multidimensional demography and population projections. She joined the World Population (POP) Program as a Research Scholar in June 2012 and returned to IIASA in January 2020, after having worked for three years for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. Her current research focuses on migration, global human capital and population change as well as religious demography. She has worked on numerous research projects, including with the Pew Research Centre’s Forum on Religion & Public Life in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Potančoková earned her PhD from the Charles University in Prague in 2009. During the doctoral studies, she took part in the 2004/2005 Winter Semester Program at the International Max Planck Research School for Demography in Rostock, Germany, and received an RTN stipend at the Population Research Centre at the University of Groningen in 2005. Prior to joining IIASA, Dr. Potančoková worked as demographer in the Demographic Research Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Last update: 24-JAN-2020
Lutz W, Amran G, Belanger A, Conte A, Gailey N, Ghio D, Grapsa E, Jensen K, et al. (2019). Demographic Scenarios for the EU: Migration, population and education. Publications Office of the European Union
Speringer M, Goujon A , KC S, Potančoková M , Reiter C, Jurasszovich S, & Eder J (2019). Global Reconstruction of Educational Attainment, 1950 to 2015: Methodology and Assessment. Vienna Institute of Demography
Goujon A , Reiter C, & Potančoková M (2018). Religious Affiliations in Austria at the Provincial Level: Estimates for Vorarlberg, 2001-2018. Vienna Institute of Demography
Potančoková M , Jurasszovich S, & Goujon A (2018). Consequences of International Migration on the Size and Composition of Religious Groups in Austria. Journal of International Migration and Integration 19 (4): 905-924. DOI:10.1007/s12134-018-0575-z.
Potančoková M , Stonawski M, & Krysińska A (2017). How Many More Muslims? The Effect of Increased Numbers of Asylum Seekers on the Size of Muslim Population in European Countries. In: Yearbook of International Religious Demography 2017. Eds. Grim, G., Johnson, T., Skirbekk, V. & Zurlo, G., pp. 146-166 Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. ISBN 978900434630710.1163/9789004346307_008.
Buber-Ennser I, Kohlenberger J, Rengs B, Al Zalak Z, Goujon A , Strießnig E , Potančoková M , Gisser R, et al. (2016). Human Capital, Values, and Attitudes of Persons Seeking Refuge in Austria in 2015. PLoS ONE 11 (9): e0163481. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0163481.
Goujon A , KC S, Speringer M, Barakat B, Potančoková M , Eder J, Striessnig E, Bauer R, et al. (2016). A Harmonized Dataset on Global Educational Attainment between 1970 and 2060 – An Analytical Window into Recent Trends and Future Prospects in Human Capital Development. Journal of Demographic Economics 82 (03): 315-363. DOI:10.1017/dem.2016.10.
Stonawski M, Potančoková M , & Skirbekk V (2016). Fertility patterns of native and migrant Muslims in Europe. Population, Space and Place 22 (6): 552–-567. DOI:10.1002/psp.1941.
Stonawski M, Potančoková M , Cantele M, & Skirbekk V (2016). The changing religious composition of Nigeria: causes and implications of demographic divergence. The Journal of Modern African Studies 54 (03): 361-387. DOI:10.1017/S0022278X16000409.
Abel GJ , Bauer R, Berghammer C, Cantele M, Fliegenschnee K, Gisser R, Janisch L, Krivanek D, et al. (2015). Religions in Vienna in the Past, Present and Future - Key Findings from the WIREL Project. WIREL Project, Vienna Institute of Demography
Hackett C, Stonawski M, Potančoková M , Grim BJ, & Skirbekk V (2015). The future size of religiously affiliated and unaffiliated populations. Demographic Research 32 (1): 829-842. DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2015.32.27.
Speringer M, Goujon A , KC S, Eder J, Potančoková M , & Bauer R (2015). Validation of the Wittgenstein Centre Back-projections for Populations by Age, Sex, and Six Levels of Education from 2010 to 1970. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-15-008
Stonawski M, Skirbekk V, & Potančoková M (2015). The future of world religions: population growth projections, 2010-2015. Pew Research Center
Stonawski M, Grim B, Skirbekk V, Connor P, Potančoková M , & Hackett C (2015). Global Population Projections by Religion: 2010–2050. In: Yearbook of International Religious Demography 2015. pp. 99-116 The Netherlands: Brill. ISBN 978900429431810.1163/9789004297395_004.
KC S, Potančoková M , Bauer R, Goujon A , & Striessnig E (2014). Data and methods. In: World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century. Eds. Lutz, W, Butz, WP & KC, S, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198703163
Potančoková M , KC S, & Goujon A (2014). Global Estimates of Mean Years of Schooling: A New Methodology. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-14-005
Potančoková M & Berghammer C (2014). Urban faith: religious change in Vienna and Austria from 1986 to 2013. In: Religion in Austria. Vienna, Austria: Praesens.
KC S, Potančoková M , Bauer R, Goujon A , & Striessnig E (2013). Summary of Data, Assumptions and Methods for New Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (WIC) Population Projections by Age, Sex and Level of Education for 195 Countries to 2100. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-13-018
Bauer R, Potančoková M , Goujon A , & KC S (2012). Populations for 171 Countries by Age, Sex, and Level of Education around 2010: Harmonized Estimates of the Baseline Data for the Wittgenstein Centre Projections. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-12-016
Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy
Ichou M, Goujon A , Buber-Ennser I, Kohlenberger J, Rengs B, Zalak ZA, Streissnig E, Potancoková M, et al. (2017). Immigrants' educational attainment: A mixed picture, but often higher than the average in their country of origin. Population and Societies 541 (1): 1-4.
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