Portrait Doris Hanappi

Doris Hanappi, Dr.

Project Manager


Phone: 044 634 06 73

Room number: AND 5.37



Doris Hanappi is Project Manager for an interdisciplinary cohort-study at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development affiliated with University Zürich.

Previous projects include: design of a portfolio of work to help develop the concept and measurement of maternal mortality and morbidity at the World Health Organisation (HQ/Geneva); an impact assessment of socioeconomic factors of fertility and family well-being at the Demography Department, UC Berkeley in collaboration with the Wittgenstein Center (Vienna); the analysis of changes in short-term fertility intentions and behavior at Lausanne University’s “National Competence Centre LIVES: Overcoming Vulnerability Across the Life Course”; the evaluation of precarious employment on family planning for the FP7 EU Project FamiliesAndSocieties; a panel study assessing socioeconomic inequality in early careers (ViCaPP/WU Vienna); foundation and program development of the Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Teaching Series at UC Berkeley; teaching assignments at Stanford University, and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (UC Berkeley); health policy and sales-force efficiency evaluations.

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Hanappi, Doris, and Oliver Lipps. 2019.” Job Insecurity and Parental Well-Being: The Role of Parenthood and Family Factors.” Demographic Research Vol. 40 (31):897-932 (Special Issue).

Hanappi, Doris, and Isabella Buber-Ennser. 2017. “When Paid Work Matters for Fertility Intentions and Subsequent Behavior: Evidence from Two Waves of the Austrian Gender and Generation Survey.” Comparative Population Studies Vol(42): 219-254.

Hanappi, Doris, V.-A. Ryser, L. Bernardi, and J.-M. LeGoff. 2017. “Changes in Employment Uncertainty and the Fertility Intention-Behavior Link: An Analysis based on the Swiss Household Panel Data.” European Journal of Population 33(3): 381-407. doi: 10.1007/s10680-016-9408-y.

Hanappi, Doris, V.-A. Ryser, and L. Bernardi  2016. “The Role of Attitudes to Maternal Employment in the Relationship between Job Quality and Fertility Intentions.” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 6(1): 192-219.

Hanappi, Doris, L. Bernardi, and D. Spini. 2015. “Vulnerability as a Heuristic for Interdisciplinary Research: Assessing the Thematic and Methodological Structure of Empirical Life Course Studies.” Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 6(1): 59–87.

Salamin, X. and Doris Hanappi. 2014. “Women and International Assignments: A Systematic Literature Review Exploring Textual Data by Correspondence Analysis.” Journal of Global Mobility 2(3): 343–74, doi: 10.1108/JGM-09-2013-0058.

Hanappi, Doris. 2011. “Economic Action, Fields, and Uncertainty.” Journal of Economic Issues 25(4): 785–803.

Hanappi, Doris. 2007. “Early Careers of Managers and Young Professionals: An Integrative Approach to Contemporary Careers.” German Journal of Human Resource Research (ZfP) 21(4): 390–3.

Hanappi, Doris, V.-A. Ryser, and L. Bernardi. 2014. “Coping Strategies under Uncertain, Precarious Employment Conditions in Switzerland.” Working Paper No. 12, FamiliesAndSocieties, Stockholm, Sweden.

Spini. D., Doris Hanappi, L. Bernardi, M. Oris, and J.-F. Bickel. 2013. “Vulnerability Across the Life Course: A Theoretical Framework and Research Directions.” ISSN number 2296-1658, LIVES Working Papers, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi:10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2013.27.

Hanappi, Doris, V.-A. Ryser, L. Bernardi, and J.M. LeGoff (2012). “Precarious Work and the Fertility Intention-Behavior Link: An Analysis Based on the Swiss Household Panel Data.” ISSN number 2296-1658, LIVES Working Papers, 2012/17, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi:10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2012.17.

Hanappi, Doris 2011. “Field, Habitus, and Economic Reason: Prospects for Conceptualizing Economic Action.” ISSN number 2296-1658 LIVES Working Papers, 2011/6, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi:10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2011.6.

Hanappi, Doris 2010. “An Integrative Approach to Early Managerial and Professional Careers in Post-Industrial Labor Markets: Predictors for Career Success and First Job.” ISSN number 2296-1658, LIVES Working Papers, 2011/2, Lausanne, Switzerland. doi:10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2011.2.

Authored Book

Hanappi, Doris 2007. Early Careers of Managers and Young Professionals: An Integrative Approach to Contemporary Careers. Munich: Rainer Hampp.

Book Contributions

Girardin, N., Hanappi, D., and J.-M. Le Goff (2019). Couples’ alignment of pre-birth plans and post-birth realities in Switzerland: Non-normative adaptation to the one and a half earner model. In Grunow D., and Evertsson, M. (eds.). New Parents in Europe. London: Edward Elgar: 128-146.

Buber-Ennser I., Hanappi D. (2018) Household position, parenthood, and self-reported adult health. Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence from the Austrian Generations and Gender Survey. In: Doblhammer G., Gumà J. (eds) A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe. Springer, Cham, pp. 155-190.

Spini, D., Hanappi, D., and L. Bernardi (2017). La vulnérabilité: Un concept au carrefour des disciplines. In D. JoussetBoles, J. – M., & Jouquan, J., Penser l’humain vulnérable. De la philosophie au soin (First., Pp. 69-76). Rennes, France: Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

Bühlmann, F., N. Girardin, Doris Hanappi, J.M. Le Goff, and I. Valarino, (2016). “Constructions of Motherhood and Fatherhood in Switzerland” In: Transition to Parenthood in Europe: Analyzing Gender and Labor Divisions (eds.) D. Grunow, M. Evertsson. London: Edward Elgar.

Hanappi, Doris 2014. “Field Theory: Taking Bourdieu to Envisioned Futures.” Pp. 161–173 in Advances in Heterodox Economics: Re-Thinking the Work of Pierre Bourdieu edited by A. Christoforou and M. Lainé. London and New York: Routledge.

Hanappi, Doris 2013. “Precarious Work: Agenda and Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility.” Pp. 1880–1885 in Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility, edited by S.O. Idowu, N. Capaldi, L. Zu, & A. Das Gupta. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28036-8.

Book (Contribution) Reviews

Hanappi, Doris 2015. Precarious Work: Agenda and Implications for Corporate Social Responsibilityby Pierre-Michel Menger. Journal of Economic Issues 49(3):881–883.

Hanappi, Doris 2014. Review of Gendered Tradeoffs. Family, Social Policy, and Economic Inequality in Twenty-One Countries by Becky Pettit and Jennifer L. Hook. European Journal of Population, 30(1):115–117. doi:10.1007/s10680-013-9302-9.

Hanappi, Doris 2015. Review of “Parental leave in Spain: use, motivations and implications.” In: Family Continuity and Change (ESA-Research Network: Family and Intimate Lives). Publisher: tba.

Non-scientific Outreach

Angst um den Arbeitsplatz beeinflusst die Familienplanung Anxiety about losing one’s job influences family planning (March 17 2017):


http://diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/eco1848/5185159/Angst-um-Arbeitsplatz-beeinflusst-Familienplanung#    (VIDEO)






Mehr Angst um den Job, weniger Kinder – More job insecurity less children (March 17, 2017):


Jobverlust stielt Kinderwunsch – Job loss steals fertility intentions (WZ, March 17, 2017):

The changing link between fertility, gender, and career in Europe. Evidence from Switzerland (PopDigest by Population Europe, 2016)

http://population-europe.eu/pop-digest/changing-link-between-fertility-gender-and-career-europe[accessed by June 13 2016]

Patchworkeltern und Alleinerzieher fühlen sich weniger gesund  (derStandard, 2016)
http://mobil.derstandard.at/2000026732110/Studie-Alleinerziehende-fuehlen-sich-weniger-gesund[accessed by June 13 2016]

Patchworkeltern und Alleinerzieher fühlen sich weniger gesund (APA-Aussendung, 2016)
http://science.apa.at/site/kultur_und_gesellschaft/detail.html?key=SCI_20151201_SCI39351351627003744 [accessed by June 13 2016]

Alleinerzieher weniger gesund (Wiener Zeitung online, 2016)
http://www.wienerzeitung.at/themen_channel/wissen/mensch/788988_Alleinerzieher-weniger-gesund.html [accessed by June 13 2016]

Patchworkeltern und Alleinerzieher fühlen sich öfter krank (Kleine Zeitung, 2016)
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/s/chronik/oesterreich/4878194/Familie_Patchworkeltern-und-Alleinerzieher-fuhlen-sich-ofter-krank[accessed by June 13 2016]

Patchworkeltern und Alleinerzieher fühlen sich weniger gesund (Tiroler Tageszeitung online, 2016)
http://www.tt.com/home/10833610-91/studie-patchworkeltern-und-alleinerzieher-f%C3%BChlen-sich-weniger-gesund.csp [accessed by June 13 2016]

Patchworkeltern und Alleinerzieher fühlen sich weniger gesund  (Salzburger Nachrichten, 2016)
http://www.salzburg.com/nachrichten/mobil/sn/artikel/patchworkeltern-und-alleinerzieher-fuehlen-sich-oefter-krank-175356/ [accessed by June 13 2016]