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Judith Kohlenberger

Vienna University for Economics and Business (WU)
Institute for Social Policy
Room D5.3.042
Welthandelsplatz 1/D5
1020 Vienna

Judith Kohlenberger a post-doctoral researcher working on forced migration and integration. Since fall 2015, she has been contributing to the interdisciplinary study "Displaced Persons in Austria Survey (DiPAS)", which investigates the human capital of refugees in Austria. She is affiliated with the Wittgenstein Center for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID / ÖAW, WU) and teaches in the European Studies Program of the University of Vienna in Strobl / Wolfgangssee. At the Institute for Social Policy, she currently heads the research project "Refugee Health and Integration Survey (ReHIS)".

Office hours

by arrangement

Research interests
Detailed information can be found in the FIDES database.

·         Migration and multi-dimensional integration

·         Forced migration and education

·         Demography of Displaced Populations

·         Narratives of Crisis

Selected publications
A complete list of publications can be found here.

Kohlenberger, Judith, Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Rengs, Bernhard, Al Zalak, Zakarya. 2017. “A Social Survey on Refugees in and Around Vienna in Fall 2015: Methodological Approach and Field Observations.” Refugee Survey Quarterly 36 (4), 1-20. doi.org/10.1093/rsq/hdx012

Spahl, Wanda, Weiss, Sabine, Kohlenberger, Judith, Buber-Ennser, Isabella. “Immigration and the Social Welfare State in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland: A comparative meta-study.” VID Working Papers 18/2017.        

Ichou, Mathieu, Goujon, Anne, Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Kohlenberger, Judith. 2017. “Immigrants' educational attainment: A mixed picture, but often higher than the average in their country of origin.” Population and Societies 541 (1/2017), 1-4.

Rengs, Bernhard, Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Kohlenberger, Judith, Hoffmann, Roman, Soder, Michael, Gatterbauer, Marlies, Themel, Kai, Kopf, Johannes. „Labour Market Profile, Previous Employment and Economic Integration of Refugees: An Austrian Case Study.” VID Working Papers 13/2017.

Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Kohlenberger, Judith. “Who are the refugees who arrived in Europe in the summer and fall of 2015?” Spring PAA Affairs 01/2017.

Buber-Ennser, Isabella, Kohlenberger, Judith, Rengs, Bernhard, Alzalak, Zakarya, Goujon, Anne, Striessnig, Erich, Potančoková, Michaela, Gisser, Richard, Testa, Maria Rita, Lutz, Wolfgang. 2016. “Human Capital, Values, and Attitudes of Persons Seeking Refuge in Austria in 2015.” PLOS ONE 11 (9), 1-29. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0163481

Al Hessan, Mohammed, Bengtsson, Stephanie, Kohlenberger, Judith. “Understanding the Syrian Educational System in a Context of Crisis.” VID Working Papers 09/2016.

Kohlenberger, Judith, Buber-Ennser, Isabella. “What Crisis? The integration potential of refugees in Austria is remarkable.” Population Europe 10/2016.