COVID-19 Related Research at the Wittgenstein Centre

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing serious health, social and economic challenges, several of which are directly related to demographic factors. While the initial efforts focus on slowing the spread of the pandemic and mitigating its immediate impact, significant demography-related consequences are expected in the longer term. Researchers at the Wittgenstein Centre address the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences from various scientific perspectives.

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Human Capital Data Explorer

Version 2.0 of the Wittgenstein Centre Human Capital Data Explorer is online now!

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Wittgenstein Centre Colloquium


Andrea Ichino, European University Institute
Restarting the Economy While Saving Lives Under COVID-19
Thursday, June 25th, 2020
14:00-15:00 (CEST) via Zoom
Please click here to register online.

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VYPR 2022 - Call for papers


Call for Papers for the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2022 - Special Issue on “Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences" - Deadline: 31 March 2021

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WIC Conference 2020


The programme for this year's Wittgenstein Centre Conference (planned to be hybrid) on "Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences" is now available. Vienna, Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2020

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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. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Department of Demography of the University of Vienna, the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW).

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