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

26 FEB 2021

The principal aim is to give students a strong scientific grounding in the analysis and forecasting of demographic developments across the globe.
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Covid reduces life expectancy but not years of life

16 FEB 2021

Interview with WIC Researcher Marc Luy in German
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An indirect method to monitor the fraction of people ever infected with COVID-19 published in PLOS ONE

1 FEB 2021

Tests for SARS-CoV-2 are considered an important requirement for containing the pandemic. But can they detect all infections?
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Overcoming gender inequality for climate resilient development

16 DEC 2020

In a new study published in Nature Sustainability, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma and colleagues show that empowering women could help address climate change.
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Two ERC Consolidator Grants at the Centre

9 DEC 2020

The European Research Council (ERC) will fund groundbreaking research by WIC scientists Eva Beaujouan (University of Vienna) and Raya Muttarak (IIASA).
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Are people healthy enough to retire later?

7 DEC 2020

Daniela Weber and Elke Loichinger look into the increase of retirement age based on the relationship between working life expectancy and health aspects.
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How long should a lockdown last?

4 DEC 2020

There is a tradeoff between economic consequences and implications for the healthcare system. (Interview with Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz in German)
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COVID-19 and the human right to education

23 NOV 2020

Schools also fulfill an important social as well as emotional function (Interview with Wolfgang Lutz in German)
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Vacancy: Postdoc position in the project Economic Consequences of Population Decline-ECOPOD

10 NOV 2020

The Vienna Institute of Demography (part of the Wittgenstein Centre) is looking for a postdoc to join the team.
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Vacancy: Postdoc position in the research group Fertility and Family

10 NOV 2020

The Vienna Institute of Demography (part of the Wittgenstein Centre) is looking for a postdoc to join the team.
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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.