News Archive 2021

New Issue POPNET Newsletter

1 SEP 2021

This 51st edition of POPNET presents the Department of Demography, established in 2019 by the University of Vienna in its Faculty of Social Sciences

Climate Change and Population Dynamics - Webinar 16 September, 2021

29 JUL 2021

Raya Muttarak and Wolfgang Lutz are co-organizing and debating on climate feedback on population trends at the webinar in association with the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) and the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS).

Who's old? Redefining old age with Sergei Scherbov

13 JUL 2021

In this interview Sergei Scherbov redefines ageing and gives an insight on his latest research.

COVID-19 Baby Bust? How the pandemic affects birth rates and our demographic future

8 JUL 2021

This Friday at 11 CET Tomáš Sobotka will be part of a panel discussing the COVID-19 baby bust. The event is hosted by UNFPA Europe & Central Asia on Facebook LIVE, no registration is necessary!

The impact of population's educational composition on Healthy Life Years: An empirical illustration of 16 European countries

1 JUL 2021

In this publication Markus Sauerberg measures the impact of population's educational composition on Healthy Life Years in Europe.

Three vacant positions for a post doc, a prae doc and an administrative assistant at the University of Vienna

15 JUN 2021

All three will be part of Eva Beaujouan's ERC Consolidator Grant BIC.LATE “Biological, Individual and Contextual Factors of fertility recovery”

Didn’t Plan One but got One: Unintended and sooner-than-intended Parents in the East and the West of Europe

14 JUN 2021

Z. Brzozowska, I. Buber-Ennser and B. Riederer give insight into East–West differences in attitudes to childbearing and effects on reproductive behaviour.

The second demographic transition (SDT) in Europe in the last three decades - "Demographic Research" paper by Z. Brzozowska

8 JUN 2021

It is shown that existing indices of the SDT are inconsistent and that SDT-related ideational and demographic changes should not be treated as a package.

Promoting sustainable development in the aging world

4 JUN 2021

Raya Muttarak is invited by Chulalongkorn University to talk about demographic perspectives on sustainable development and COVID-19

Health determinants among refugees in Austria and Germany: A propensity-matched comparative study for Syrian, Afghan, and Iraqi refugees

6 MAY 2021

Isabella Buber-Ennser and Bernhard Rengs co-authored this new study published in PLoS ONE.

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