Ph.D., Demography and Economics, University for National and World Economy, Sofia
Dimiter Philipov works in the Vienna Institute of Demography where he leads a working group on Comparative European Demography. He (and his colleagues in the group) focus mainly on fertility: recent trends in fertility levels, postponement of births, and fertility intentions. Dr. Philipov is particularly interested in analyzing the explanatory power of diverse theoretical approaches to recent fertility and family change in central and eastern Europe. Along with studying the influence of ideational and economic changes, he has investigated the importance of social anomie and social capital on family and demographic behavior. Dr. Philipov has collaborated with Arland Thornton on the application of developmental idealism to the better understanding of the recent drastic fertility and family changes in this part of Europe.