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Demography today: Are the 40s really the new 30s?

15 MAR 2017

Sergei Scherbov will give a lecture about new methods of measuring population aging on 21 March 2017 at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid.
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Corresponding Research Areas: Population Ageing

Women get sicker but men die quicker disproved (HEMOX project - funded by ERC-FP7-262663)

6 MAR 2017

Centre researcher Marc Luy and his team have deconstructed the long accepted idea that women live longer than men in spite of experiencing worse health.
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Call for papers

6 MAR 2017

The Asian Population Association Scientific Group on the One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) strategy will hold the first workshop “OBOR strategy and Its Implications for International Migration and Socio-ecological Changes” on Oct. 10-11, 2017 in Shanghai, China.
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Climate research needs greater focus on human populations

1 MAR 2017

In the new article published in Nature Climate Change, Wolfgang Lutz and Raya Muttarak discuss a conceptual model that can account for the changing characteristics of populations through the replacement of generations, called “demographic metabolism.”
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Daniela Weber awarded with Allianz Nachwuchs Preis für Demografie

20 FEB 2017

Daniela Weber was awarded at the 6th Berlin Demography Forum for her dissertation "An International Perspective on Aging and Cognitive Decline".
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Tomas Sobotka receives the Allianz European Demographer Award 2017

20 FEB 2017

T. Sobotka was awarded at the 6th Berlin Demography Forum for his research on fertility, childlessness, assisted reproduction and European population trends.
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Le Monde refers to Centre's DiPAS (Displaced Persons in Austria Study) research

15 FEB 2017

Today's Le Monde presents research findings of the DiPAS group with regard to the level of educational attainment of refugees (article in French).
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Young talent prize for Daniela Weber

15 FEB 2017

Weber has received the Allianz Young Talent Prize from the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD), the third award honoring her work on the international perspective on aging and cognitive decline.
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How long do we really live?

8 FEB 2017

Research provides quite different numbers when answering this question. Marc Luy is interested in understanding the reasons behind it (in German).
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Objectifying the public debate about migration and asylum (Commentary in the STANDARD 26.01.2017)

27 JAN 2017

Judith Kohlenberger: How migration research is able to contribute to the public dialogue in times of "alternative facts" and emotional debates (in German).
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