News Archive 2020

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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Summer heat: Vienna is disproportionately affected

2 NOV 2020

Which population groups suffer most? (Interview with Roman Hoffman in German)
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COVID-19 could cause declines in life expectancy in 2020 in severely affected areas

17 SEP 2020

A new analysis published in PLOS ONE shows that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world.
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Trends and patterns of fertility in former Yugoslavia

15 SEP 2020

In this paper Krystof Zeman and colleagues analyse similarities and differences between former Yugoslav countries with regard to cohort fertility behaviour.
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