Gender discrimination results in the deaths of extra 239,000 girls per year in India

15 MAY 2018

A new study by Nandita Saikia and colleagues published in the Lancet Global Health discusses excess female child mortality in India.

The Wittgenstein Centre at the EPC 2018

15 MAY 2018

The Wittgenstein Centre is presenting new demographic research at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting between 6-9 June 2018 in Brussels.

Changing demography, changing families

3 MAY 2018

Wolfgang Lutz is invited keynote speaker at this International Sociological Association conference, 17-19 May 2018.

Demographic and human capital scenarios for the 21st century

18 APR 2018

A new book from IIASA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) examines potential future scenarios on population trends across the world.

Does Europe need migrants for demographic reasons?

17 APR 2018

POPNET Newsletter 49, Spring 2018 aims to deepen our knowledge of migration in the European context in light of its drivers and the integration of migrants.

Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

16 APR 2018

In a new paper published in PDR, Wolfgang Lutz and Endale Kebede show that the level of education a person has is a much better predictor of life expectancy.

TODAY: Lange Nacht der Forschung (Vienna). Why women live longer than men.

13 APR 2018

Centre scientist Marc Luy summarizes in his short presentation the knowledge gained through his research (in German). Friday, 13.04.2018, 18:45.

Vienna Yearbook of Population Research available - (online first)

12 APR 2018

The 2017 edition is now available (online first): Education and Fertility in Low Fertility Settings. Guest editors: E. Beaujouan, T. Sobotka, J. van Bavel

Investigating the role of migration

9 APR 2018

The new alternate assumptions on migration, fertility, mortality, education and labor force participation will be presented in Brussels 18-19 Apr 2018..

More and more Catholics in Austria leave the Church. What are the reasons behind this fact?

5 APR 2018

Answers are given by Centre scientist Caroline Berghammer in her STANDARD Blog post.


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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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