The Wittgenstein Centre at the PAA Annual Meeting 2017

26 APR 2017

The Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) provides a forum for demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the field of population. In 2017 the conference is taking place between 27-29 April in Chicago, USA. Researchers from the Wittgenstein Centre will present and discuss new research in presentations and poster sessions at this important event.

New ERC Grant for Wolfgang Lutz

7 APR 2017

The project will develop new indicators for human wellbeing that can support a better understanding and planning for sustainable development.

Roman Hoffmann receives Bank Austria Prize 2017

6 APR 2017

For his dissertation, The Impact and Utilization of Integrated Community Health Programs in Developing Countries: Evidence from the Philippines.

Learn from the past, prepare for the future

5 APR 2017

Blog entry by Centre scientist Roman Hoffmann on "Impacts of education and experience on disaster preparedness in the Philippines and Thailand".

Modelling and projecting sub-national population trends

3 APR 2017

From 7-11 April 2017 the Wittgenstein Center and the Asian Demographic Research Institute are organizing a workshops on modelling and projections.

Who wants to live forever? The Secrets of Longevity

27 MAR 2017

How can science help to live better? The ERC = ScienceSquared campaign on the topic of 'longevity' is out now with a report about the HEMOX project.

Health, demography and climate change

24 MAR 2017

This press talk on 31 March 2017 will present a new report about the research on the interconnection of health, demography and climate change in Austria, Europe and the global level relevant for Austria, that was coauthored by Raya Muttarak.

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.

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.

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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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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