The second demographic transition (SDT) in Europe in the last three decades - "Demographic Research" paper by Z. Brzozowska

8 JUN 2021

It is shown that existing indices of the SDT are inconsistent and that SDT-related ideational and demographic changes should not be treated as a package.

Three vacant positions for a post doc, a prae doc and an administrative assistant at the University of Vienna

8 JUN 2021

All three will be part of Eva Beaujouan's ERC Consolidator Grant BIC.LATE “Biological, Individual and Contextual Factors of fertility recovery”

Promoting sustainable development in the aging world

4 JUN 2021

Raya Muttarak is invited by Chulalongkorn University to talk about demographic perspectives on sustainable development and COVID-19

Health determinants among refugees in Austria and Germany: A propensity-matched comparative study for Syrian, Afghan, and Iraqi refugees

6 MAY 2021

Isabella Buber-Ennser and Bernhard Rengs co-authored this new study published in PLoS ONE.

The Wittgenstein Centre at the PAA Annual Meeting 2021

4 MAY 2021Conferences

Scientists from the Wittgenstein Centre are presenting new demographic research at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2021, 05-08 May.

New Master's Programme 'Global Demography' at the University of Vienna starting in fall 2021 DEADLINE 3rd May 2021

23 APR 2021

The principal aim is to give students a strong scientific grounding in the analysis and forecasting of demographic developments across the globe.

Corona Lockdowns: Baby boom or baby bust?

21 APR 2021

Interview with WIC Researcher Tomas Sobotka (in German).

"Died from" or "died with" COVID-19?

20 APR 2021

WIC researcher Markus Sauerberg on the mortality risk of COVID-19 (in German)

COVID-19 related Research and Resources at the Wittgenstein Centre

11 MAR 2021

Find more information on the latest research and resources from the Wittgenstein Centre related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the optimal intensity with which to lockdown, and how should that intensity vary dynamically over the course of an epidemic?

10 MAR 2021

This paper by Alexia Prskawetz, Gustav Feichtinger, Stefan Wrzaczek and colleagues explores such questions with an optimal control model.


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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. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.