Wolfgang Lutz elected member of the Academia Europaea

16 JUL 2019

Lutz was successful in the competitive membership election process of the pan-European Academy of Humanities, Letters, Law, and Sciences.

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15 JUL 2019

Our Human Capital Data Lab is looking for a Post Doc, application deadline: 23 Aug 2019.

Demographic analysis with applications to aging and health

18 JUN 2019

Sergei Scherbov is leading a workshop for junior scientists and professionals at Chulalongkorn University, 4-22 Nov 2019. Application deadline: 2 Aug.

New PNAS article published

14 JUN 2019

Wolfgang Lutz and colleagues show that education, not age-structure, yields demographic dividend.

Demographic futures and reality checks, new EU flagship report findings

13 JUN 2019

EU-IIASA flagship report shows population aging in Europe is a certainty - even under unrealistic increases in immigration or fertility. Instead, the most...

Shortage of physicians

4 JUN 2019

Michael Kuhn and his co-author find, that in rural but not in urban areas the number of GPs is negatively related to the share of the elderly population.

Corresponding Research Areas: Population Economics

Fertility Intentions and Their Realization in Couples

15 MAY 2019

Using data from two waves of the Generations and Gender Survey, the authors show that the division of work affects childbearing intentions.

Family and regional differences

30 APR 2019

Bernhard Riederer and Isabella Buber-Ennser find that the realization of fertility intentions is lower in urban than in rural regions.

Corresponding Research Areas: Demography of Austria

New "Genus" publication out

26 APR 2019

Marc Luy and his co-authors find that higher educated populations live longer.

Corresponding Research Areas: Health and Longevity

PAA Annual Meeting 2019

16 APR 2019

Congratulations to Sonja Spitzer, who received a Poster Award for her work on "The Subjective Cost of Young Children: A European Comparison"!

Corresponding Research Areas: Population Economics


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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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