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

Fertility Intentions and Completed Fertility Match Differently across Countries

28 MAR 2019

In their recent study Eva Beaujouan and Caroline Berghammer apply a cohort approach to 19 European countries and the US.

Corresponding Research Areas: Family and Fertility

Global Sustainable Development Goals in a mediatized world

20 MAR 2019

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is hosting this high level international symposium between 4-5 April 2019.

New measures show population aging likely to end this century

27 FEB 2019

Policymakers have long been concerned about the effects of an aging population on society, but researchers at IIASA have developed a new tool that shows population aging will likely end by the middle of the century in high-income countries.

New PNAS article published

7 FEB 2019

WIC researchers find that denied childhood educational opportunities contributed to stalled fertility decline in Africa.

Later fertility in Europe: How far can childbearing be postponed without being forgone?

29 JAN 2019

The team of LATEFERT works on the spread of late fertility in the low fertility countries and explores advantages and limits of childbearing postponement.

Corresponding Research Areas: Family and Fertility


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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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