News Archive 2020

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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New paper published in Nature Climate Change

14 SEP 2020

Roman Hoffmann and colleagues show how environmental change influences migration and how economic and sociopolitical factors shape the relationship.
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New IIASA Research Group Leadership

10 SEP 2020

Raya Muttarak and Samir KC will be among the new research leadership at IIASA from January 2020.
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The cross-sectional average length of healthy life

2 SEP 2020

In this new paper published in Population Health Metrics, Markus Sauerberg, Michel Guillot and Marc Luy introduce a new summary measure of population health.
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Projecting sex ratio at birth by Indian states

21 AUG 2020

In a new paper published in PLOS ONE, Samir KC and colleagues project 6.8 million missing female births in India from 2017 to 2030.
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