Wittgenstein Centre Summer School 2016

9 FEB 2016Summer School

Summer School on
“The Demography of Health and Education”

In conjunction with the REVES 2016 Meeting in Vienna 6th June – 15th June 2016.
Organized by the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
Funded by WWTF, City of Vienna, Wien Kultur

Watch a summary here.

**In the context of rapid population ageing in Europe and East Asia, increasing attention is given to significant challenges arising in terms of health differentials by age, sex, and level of education impacting future health care and funding requirements. This very timely topic lies right at the intersection of research in demography, public health, health economics and human capital analysis.
**The purpose of the summer school is to acquaint 20 international students at the pre-doc level with the newest research on health and disability in the context of population ageing and familiarize them with the multi-dimensional methods for modelling population and human capital dynamics in a global perspective.
**The REVES Meeting 2016 (http://www.reves2016.at/) aims at developing a comprehensive picture of the factors decisive for human health and longevity. Papers will identify the key drivers of longer and healthier lives by explaining variations in various dimensions of health and in mortality. This includes the analysis of hitherto unexplained phenomena and paradoxes of health and longevity.

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Watch a summary of the REVES Meeting and the Summer School here.


Summer School 2016 - The Demography of Health and Education
How to apply - The Call for Applications is now closed
Summer School Programme
REVES Programme

Presentation Slides
LUTZ_Multi-dimensional population projections

SCHERBOV_An new way of looking at age and ageing
HAYWARD_Early life influences on health life expectancy

FÜRNKRANZ_Application of NTA age profiles
YASUHIKO Health Expectancy Research based on Nihon University Japanese Longitudinal Study on Aging
EDER Hands-on Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer
EDER Mapping Tutorial

CRIMMINS_Lifespan and health span: past, present, and future
JAGGER_Trends in healthy life expectancy

ROBINE_Is disability-free life expectancy stagnant or increasing?
CRESPO_Human capital, ageing and economic growth
STRIESSNIG_Hands-on population projections by age, sex and education (see Erich's emails for more information)

LUY_Alternative and new methods to estimate (healthy) life expectancy for subpopulations
SANDERSON_Applications of differently looking into age and ageing
WEBER_Hands-on ageing populations


Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU)
28th Reves Meeting 2016

WWTF -Vienna Science and Technology Fund




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.