Trends and patterns of fertility in former Yugoslavia

15 SEP 2020

In this paper Krystof Zeman and colleagues analyse similarities and differences between former Yugoslav countries with regard to cohort fertility behaviour.

New paper published in Nature Climate Change

14 SEP 2020

Roman Hoffmann and colleagues show how environmental change influences migration and how economic and sociopolitical factors shape the relationship.

New IIASA Research Group Leadership

10 SEP 2020

Raya Muttarak and Samir KC will be among the new research leadership at IIASA from January 2020.

The cross-sectional average length of healthy life

2 SEP 2020

In this new paper published in Population Health Metrics, Markus Sauerberg, Michel Guillot and Marc Luy introduce a new summary measure of population health.

Projecting sex ratio at birth by Indian states

21 AUG 2020

In a new paper published in PLOS ONE, Samir KC and colleagues project 6.8 million missing female births in India from 2017 to 2030.

Prospective measures of aging for Central and South America

27 JUL 2020

In this new paper published in PLOS ONE, Sergei Scherbov and colleagues apply prospective measures of population aging to America.

! Out now: European Demographic Datasheet 2020 !

10 JUL 2020

This issue focuses on measuring and assessing education, well-being and internal migration and examining recent trends in fertility and mortality.

Corresponding Research Areas: Family and Fertility, Forecasting and Ageing, Health and Longevity, Human Capital Data Lab, Population Economics

When is someone old?

8 JUL 2020

In a new paper Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov discuss how to choose between the UN’s alternative views of population aging.

Wolfgang Lutz receives Honorary Doctoral Degree in Liberal Arts

3 JUL 2020

In recognition of his profound contribution to the progress of human society and academic research he received this honor from Chulalongkorn University.

COVID-19: Timing the lockdown...

1 JUL 2020 order to balance health consequences and the economic burden. (Interview with Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz in German)

Corresponding Research Areas: Population Economics


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