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

The Wittgenstein Centre Human Capital Data Explorer contains detailed data by age, sex and educational attainment (6 categories and up to 8 for 60 countries) for a large set of indicators w.r.t. Population and Human Capital Stocks, Demographic Change and New aging indicators of some 200 countries (and regions) for the period from 1950 to 2100. This website presents a set of different scenarios of future population and human capital trends from 2015 to 2100 and includes back projections from 2015 to 1950. The Graphic Explorer allows to visualize population pyramids and the population size by education for any country and to create maps about the available indicators.


POPNET Newsletter

POPNET is the Centre's Population Network Newsletter for an extensive network of researchers and institutes working in the field of population and sustainable development.


WIC Progress Report 2011-2017

This Report covers the achievements of the Centre in the years 2011-2017 during which the funding of Wolfgang Lutz’ Wittgenstein Award was active.


Public Outreach Paper

In Kooperation des Centre's mit dem Berlin-Institut für Bevölkerung und Entwicklung: Wie Bildung die Gesellschaften der Welt fit für das 21. Jahrhundert machen kann.


WIC Conference 2019

Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2019
11-12 November 2019
"Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing"


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