News Archive 2020

COVID-19: Timing the lockdown...

1 JUL 2020

...in order to balance health consequences and the economic burden. (Interview with Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz in German)
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Corresponding Research Areas: Population Economics

Planning for a growing elderly population

26 JUN 2020

In a new study, Daniela Weber and Sergei Scherbov investigated the prevalence of activity limitations among older adults in 23 low- and middle-income countries.
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Demographic Consequences of COVID-19

19 JUN 2020

IIASA and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration are hosting an online symposium on 29 Jun 2020.
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Homo sapiens literata - the brainpower for sustainable development

16 JUN 2020

Wolfgang Lutz published a new paper with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
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Vacancy: Postdoc position at the Vienna Institute of Demography - Deadline 26.06.2020

5 JUN 2020

This is a two-year appointment for Marc Luy's ERC Project: Levels and trends of health expectancy.
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Age, gender and COVID-19 infections

27 MAY 2020

A new preprint by Tomas Sobotka et al. shows that in ten European countries women of working age are more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than men.
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Corresponding Research Areas: Family and Fertility, Health and Longevity, Population, Environment and Sustainable Development

Redistributive effects of different pension systems when longevity varies by socioeconomic status

13 MAY 2020

Sanchez-Romero et al. find that socioeconomic group-specific life tables are needed for restoring the progressivity of pension systems.
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Corresponding Research Areas: Population Economics

Why especially young people are affected by the COVID-19 crisis

12 MAY 2020

Economically seen, young adults are the most vulnerable group. (Interview with Bernhard Binder-Hammer in German)
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Corresponding Research Areas: Population Economics

The COVID-19 epidemic intensifies existing inequalities

12 MAY 2020

Population groups are hit to various degrees by the COVID-19 crisis. (Interview with Erich Striessnig in German)
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Corresponding Research Areas: Population, Environment and Sustainable Development

A new approach to measuring inequalities in development

30 APR 2020

A new study by S. Scherbov and S. Gietel-Basten systematically explored the use of the Human Life Indicator as a means of measuring progress in development.
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