The Data Explorer provides data, projection assumptions, and results on the population of all world countries (195) by age, sex, and education for alternative scenarios from 2010 to 2060 with extensions to 2100, based on a half-dozen scenarios. Other indicators related to fertility, mortality, and migration are also available. There is the option of consulting the data online or downloading into a file (CSV).

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European Demographic Data Sheet 2016


The updated data sheet and website includes key demographic data, population trends and projections until 2050 and covers fertility, mortality, migration, population structure including population ageing and their changes. It combines data for all countries of Europe and for broader European regions, Japan and the USA.

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Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015


Progress in female education is critical for global sustainable development and better lives of future generations. This statement is illustrated by this Data Sheet that presents population projections by age, sex, and level of educational attainment for the world, world regions, and 195 individual countries with a time horizon to 2060.

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ERC Consolidator Grant 2017-2022


Marc Luy has been awarded with an ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "Levels and Trends of Health Expectancy: Understanding its Measurement and Estimation Sensitivity".

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ERC Advanced Grant 2017-2022


Wolfgang Lutz has been awarded with an ERC Advanced Grant. The project Empowered Life Years aims to develop new indicators for long-term human wellbeing.

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The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

Wittgenstein Centre Partner: WU Wittgenstein Centre Partner: OEAW Wittgenstein Centre Partner: IIASA