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New measure for the wellbeing of populations could replace Human Development Index

6 NOV 2018

In a new paper published in PDR, S. Ghsihlandi et al. introduce a new measure for human wellbeing across countries, called the Human Life Indicator (HLI).
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Demographic analysis with applications to aging societies

5 NOV 2018

Sergei Scherbov is leading a workshop for junior scientists and early-to mid-career professionals at Chulalongkorn University, 19-30 Nov 2018.
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Transformative roles of science in society

30 OCT 2018

Wolfgang Lutz is invited speaker at a plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican and will discuss future dynamics of world population change, 12-14 Nov 2018.
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Redefining old age

24 OCT 2018

Sergei Scherbov was invited to give a presentation on new measures of aging at the United Nations Population Division, 5 Nov 2018.
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Global health and the changing contours of human life

12 OCT 2018

Wolfgang Lutz is one of the leading authors in a new Report of the International Panel on Social Progress.
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Is Europe facing a population crisis?

10 OCT 2018

The Wittgenstein Centre together with the UNFPA is organizing a panel discussion based on the latest global population projections.
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Enabling choices: Population dynamics and sustainable development

24 SEP 2018

Wolfgang Lutz is invited speaker at a UNFPA Regional Conference that will assess progress of the ICPD Programme of Action in the UNECE region, 1-2 Oct.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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