Education and the sustainable development agenda

17 SEP 2018

Stephanie Bengtsson critically reflects on the role of education in, through, and for sustainable development in the new Policy Brief.

New Book on "Parenting and Well-Being"

3 SEP 2018

Bernhard Riederer examines in his new book the effects of parenting on happiness and contentment.

Corresponding Research Areas: Demography of Austria, Family and Fertility

BE OPEN - Science & Society Festival - a festival for everyone who is inquisitive

21 AUG 2018

The Centre will represent the topic of demography in a separate pavilion as one of the festival's 18 scientific pop-ups.

Psychosocial and cultural issues on health and well-being

20 AUG 2018

Anastasia Aldelina Lijadi will present latest research from the ERC funded project "The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing" at the University of Florence, 30 Aug-1 Sep 2018.

Culture of longevity

8 AUG 2018

Sergei Scherbov is invited keynote speaker at the Chulalongkorn Asian Heritage Forum in Bangkokg in the presence of H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, 15 Aug 2018.

Global population growth and migrations

6 AUG 2018

Wolfgang Lutz is invited keynote speaker at this international seminar at the Migration Institute of Finland, 14 Aug 2018.

Neonatal and under-five mortality rate in Indian districts

31 JUL 2018

J. Bora & N. Saikia show in this new study published in PLOSone that India needs to increase its efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3.

Diversity and education influence India’s population growth

31 JUL 2018

In this new article published in PNAS, S. KC, W. Lutz and colleagues discuss how differences within India’s population will influence population projections for years to come.

Less hunger, less war deads - Kurier article

30 JUL 2018

Wolfgang Lutz explains how we get fit for the future and why we are afraid despite of good news (in German).

Asian Demographic and Human Capital Data Sheet 2018

11 JUL 2018

The 2018 update has a focus on meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals education targets.


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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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