Disability among India’s elderly much higher than census estimates

7 DEC 2018

In this new paper Nandita Saikia studies chronic morbidity and reported disability among older persons from the India Human Development Survey.

Dementia, cognition, and healthy and productive aging

30 NOV 2018

Sergei Scherbov was invited to give a presentation at the Annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities Research Conference on Population Aging, 7-8 Dec 2018.

Walking on a tightrope: The rapid increase in late motherhood

29 NOV 2018

Eva Beaujouan and Tomas Sobotka investigate the consequences of childbearing postponement.

Corresponding Research Areas: Family and Fertility

VYB 2018 - Online first!

29 NOV 2018

The Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2018 has been published online first!

Policy and programme implementation challenges in Pakistan

27 NOV 2018

Anne Goujon was invited by UNFPA to present at the Annual Population Research Conference of the Population Association of Pakistan, 29 Nov-1 Dec 2018.

New macroeconomic simulation study in PLOS ONE

20 NOV 2018

A team, incl. M. Kuhn, assesses that the total economic burden of non-communicable diseases in the US from 2015 to 2050 averages at 10.8% of GDP.

Measuring population ageing: Bridging research and policy

12 NOV 2018

IIASA, together with the United Nations Population Division and Chulalongkorn University is organizing an international expert meeting with a focus on measuring population ageing, 25-26 Feb 2019.

New measure for the wellbeing of populations could replace Human Development Index

6 NOV 2018

In a new paper published in PDR, S. Ghsihlandi et al. introduce a new measure for human wellbeing across countries, called the Human Life Indicator (HLI).

Demographic analysis with applications to aging societies

5 NOV 2018

Sergei Scherbov is leading a workshop for junior scientists and early-to mid-career professionals at Chulalongkorn University, 19-30 Nov 2018.

Transformative roles of science in society

30 OCT 2018

Wolfgang Lutz is invited speaker at a plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican and will discuss future dynamics of world population change, 12-14 Nov 2018.


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