Lange Nacht der Forschung (Vienna). Why women live longer than men

21 MAR 2018

Centre scientist Marc Luy summarizes in his short presentation the knowledge gained through his research (in German). Friday, 13.04.2018, 18:30-18:45.

Re-mapping global education

19 MAR 2018

Stephanie Bengtsson and Melissa Lima will present latest research at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference 25-29 Mar 2018.

Editor´s choice: one of the very best papers in Volume 37 of Demographic Research by Centre scientist Vanessa di Lego and two colleagues

9 MAR 2018

Their paper: "Mortality selection among adults in Brazil: The survival advantage of Air Force officers" was awarded.

Joining the dots: why education is key to preserving the planet

27 FEB 2018

An informative summary and review of W. Lutz' and R. Klingholz' book "Education First!" The original version in German is also available: "Wer überlebt?"

The human capital formation and demographic future of Asia

19 FEB 2018

Wolfgang Lutz and Samir KC have contributed two chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography.

Vacancy: Research Assistant Position Deadline: 15th March 2018

15 FEB 2018

The Human Data Lab of the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW), is looking for a Research Assistant (f/m).

The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda

14 FEB 2018

New book by Stephanie E.L. Bengtsson, Bilal Barakat, and Raya Muttarak, published with Routledge.

Socio-economic disparity in adult mortality in India

12 FEB 2018

Nandita Saikia will present an application of orphanhood method in India Human Development Survey at the Conference of Young Demographers from 15-16 Feb.

Call for Papers: Fertility Across Time and Space - Data and Research Advances

8 FEB 2018

Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2018: 5-7 Dec 2018 3rd Human Fertiltiy Database Symposium in Vienna. Call deadline: 1 June 2018 .

Expectation of life at old age

7 FEB 2018

Dalkhat Ediev suggests complementing classical estimates of life expectancy by adjustments using Horiuchi-Coale, Mitra, or other appropriate methods.


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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).

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