Projects Archive

Changing Families and Sustainable Societies: Policy Contexts and Diversity over the Life Course and Across Generations

Project Leader: Dimiter Philipov

The main objectives of this project are to investigate the diversity of family forms, relationships and life courses in Europe, to assess the compatibility of existing policies with these changes and to contribute to evidence-based policy-making.

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Acronym: FamiliesAndSocieties
Funding Body: EC (FP7)
Project Number: FP7 SSH 2012-1- 320116
Time Frame: 1.2.2013 - 31.1.2017

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Couples and Childbearing: New Approaches to the Study of Fertility Outcomes and Family Formation Across Europe

Project Leader: Natalie Nitsche

In order to understand childbearing behaviour, it seems intuitively important to include partnership formation and the characteristics, behavior and interactions of both partners into the scholarly analyses of fertility.

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Acronym: COUPFER
Funding Body: (EC Grant: Marie Curie)
Project Number: FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IIF-627543
Time Frame: 18.08.2014-17.08.2016

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Fertility, Reproduction and Population Change in 21st Century Europe

Project Leader: Tomas Sobotka

Combining detailed databases, especially the expanding Human Fertility Database, with surveys and theoretical perspectives, this project studiesa key issues related to fertility and reproduction in 21st century Europe and their implications.

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Acronym: EURREP
Funding Body: ERC
Project Number: ERC-2011-StG-284238
Time Frame: 01.02.2012-31.01.2017

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Forward Looking Analysis of Grand Societal Challenges and Innovative Policies

Project Leader: Dimiter Philipov

The FLAGSHIP project thus aims at driving change, supporting the policy shift from adapting to changes through short-term policy responses, towards anticipating, welcoming and managing changes properly.

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Acronym: FLAGSHIP
Funding Body: EU, FP7
Project Number: FP7-SSH-2012-8-320330
Time Frame: 1.1.2013 - 31.12.2015

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Realisierung von Kinderwünschen in Wien

Project Leader: Isabella Buber-Ennser

Using longitudinal data of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) the project addresses differences between Vienna and other parts of Austria in childbearing intentions and their realization. In addition, realization in Vienna is compared to realization in other European capitals like Prague or Budapest.

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Funding Body: Stadt Wien
Project Number: Institutsprojekte - Projekt 2
Time Frame: 01.11.2015-31.03.2016

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Past, Present and Future Religious Prospects in Vienna, 1950-2050

Project Leader: Anne Goujon

WIREL is a research project that studied different demographic and religious forces that have shaped Vienna’s population composition throughout the past as well as the implications that such forces hold for the present and the future.

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Acronym: WIREL
Funding Body: WWTF
Time Frame: 2012-214

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Reconstructing Educational Attainment of Populations in the 20th Century

Project Leader: Anne Goujon

The EDU20C project will create a consistent and harmonized database on educational attainment covering the 20th for 30 countries, using the methodology of back-projections.

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Acronym: EDU20C
Funding Body: Jubiläumsfonds der ÖAW
Time Frame: 01.10.2015-30.09.2016

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Reproductive Decision-making and Human Capital

Project Leader: Maria Rita Testa

This project aims at investigating the dynamic between reproductive decisionmaking and human capital.

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Acronym: RECAP
Funding Body: FWF
Project Number: V318-Elise Richter Grant
Time Frame: 01.01.2014-30.06.2016

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Summer School "The Demography of Health and Education"

Project Leader: Wolfgang Lutz

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.

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Funding Body: City of Vienna, WWTF
Project Number: SSH16-12
Time Frame: 01.03.2016-31.10.2016

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The Male-Female Health-Mortality Paradox

Project Leader: Marc Luy

The purpose of this project is to decisively advance the understanding of the paradox by demonstrating that the reverse relationship between sex on the one side and health and mortality on the other is not as paradoxical as it seems.

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Acronym: HEMOX
Funding Body: ERC
Project Number: ERC-2010-StG-262663
Time Frame: 01.04.2011-31.03.2016

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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. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

Wittgenstein Centre Partner: WU Wittgenstein Centre Partner: OEAW Wittgenstein Centre Partner: IIASA