Projects Archive

Ageing Europe: An Application of National Transfer Accounts (NTA) for Explaining and Projecting Trends in Public Finances

Project Leader: Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz

The AGENTA project aims at explaining the past and forecasting the future of taxes and public transfers and services in the light of demographic change in the European Union.

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Acronym: AGENTA
Funding Body: EU (FP7)
Project Number: SSH.2013.1.3-1-613247
Time Frame: 01.01.2014-31.12.2017

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APCC Special Report: Health, Demography and Climate Change

Project Leader: Raya Muttarak

This truly interdisciplinary project aims to provide a comprehensive review, summary and assessment of the state-of-the-art research on the complex relationships between health, population dynamics and climate change.

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Acronym: SR Health
Funding Body: Austrian Climate and Energy Fund
Project Number: KR16AC0K13161
Time Frame: 01.01.2017-12.12.2018

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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: EU (FP7)
Project Number: FP7 SSH 2012-1- 320116
Time Frame: 1.2.2013 - 31.1.2017

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Combining Traditional and Emerging Big Data Sources to Model Population Movement Patters

Project Leader: Guy Abel

The overall aim of this project is to provide both insights into the diferences between traditional data and big data on movement patterns and confine avaialable data to provide synthetic estimates of the time flows with uncertainty.

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Acronym: BIGMIG
Funding Body: Jubiläumsfonds der ÖAW
Time Frame: 01.01.2015-31.12.2017

Combining Traditional and Emerging Big Data Sources to Model Population Movement Patters

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: EU (Marie Curie Action)
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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Early Fertility Preferences: The Hidden Drivers of Union Formation and Its Timing

Project Leader: Natalie Nitsche

This project advances our knowledge on individuals’ family formation processes by uncovering how preferences early in life may drive these later life outcomes. We examine whether the desire for children may act as a hidden driving force behind whether and when men and women commit to co-residential unions and marriage. We further investigate how union formation timing may in turn affect childbearing trajectories. Moreover, we address all questions for men and women separately, thereby contributing to our still spotty knowledge on men’s life courses and how drivers of family formation may affect men and women differently.

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Acronym: FERTUFORM
Funding Body: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: M 2188-G16
Time Frame: 01.04.2017-30.06.2019

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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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Measuring labour mobility and migration using big data

Project Leader: Guy Abel

The "Measuring labour mobility and migration using big data" project aims at developing methodologies to provide recent estimates of (labour) mobility stocks and flows in the EU using data from different sources, including from social media. VID is responsible for developing a methodology to estimate mobility stocks within the EU. It is a project for the European Commission led by Rand Europe and we are collaborating with experts from the University of Manchester, Washington University, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and the Qatar Computing Research Institute.

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Funding Body: EC-DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Project Number: VC/2017/0716
Time Frame: 02.02.2018-28.02.2019

Measuring labour mobility and migration using big data

Medical Progress, Health Expenditure and Population Ageing

Project Leader: Michael Kuhn

This project develops, solves and numerically implements an intertemporal general equilibrium model with overlapping generations subject to endogenous mortality, the latter depending on individual health care and medical technology.

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Acronym: MEDPRO
Funding Body: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: P 26184-G11
Time Frame: 01.03.2014-31.12.2017

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Ora-et-Labora: A Health-Sociological Study on the Effects of Order Members’ Extended Working Life Time on their Health and Life Quality

Project Leader: Marc Luy

The absolute and relative increase of retired people entails increasing pressure on the social security systems. Policymakers intend to reduce this burden by increasing the statutory pension age. This study investigates the effects of a longer working life time on health and life quality of order members to better assess the consequence of such a political measure.

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Acronym: AGAS
Funding Body: City of Vienna
Project Number: LWI0283
Time Frame: 2016-2017

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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 - Vienna Science and Technology Fund
Time Frame: 2012-214

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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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Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective

Project Leader: Sergei Scherbov

The Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) project will develop new approaches to the study of age and aging that are appropriate for 21st century conditions. (Photo: ©Vladimirs Prusakovs | Dreamstime.com)

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Acronym: Re-Aging
Funding Body: ERC
Project Number: 323947
Time Frame: 01.04.2013 - 31.03.2018

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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 Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: V318-Elise Richter Grant
Time Frame: 01.01.2014-30.06.2016

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Running Against the Clock? Realising Family Plans Over the Life-course

Project Leader: Isabella Buber-Ennser

Countries in Europe and around the world have witnessed a major family transformation in the past decades. The main research aim of the project is to investigate the influence of life course circumstances on the realisation of individuals' fertility plans.

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Acronym: RAC
Funding Body: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: FWF P28071-G22
Time Frame: 01.01.2016-31.12.2017

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Spatial Projections of Age-Structured Populations

Project Leader: Erich Striessnig

This latest collaborative research project (WIC together with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado) can be expected to greatly enhance our capability to identify future vulnerability to extreme weather phenomena.

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Funding Body: Fulbright Botstiber
Time Frame: 2017

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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 - Vienna Science and Technology Fund
Project Number: SSH16-12
Time Frame: 01.03.2016-31.10.2016

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Sustainable European Welfare Societies: Assessing Linkages Between Social and Environmental Policy

Project Leader: Raya Muttarak

The project’s primary objective is to generate new knowledge about how researchers and policymakers may tackle issues of social welfare and environmental sustainability in coordinated and mutually supportive ways across policy fields.

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Funding Body: Research Council of Norway
Project Number: 236930/H20
Time Frame: 01.10.2014-30.09.2017

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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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Wittgenstein Preis

Project Leader: Wolfgang Lutz

The Wittgenstein Prize was used to found the "Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital". This Centre is at the interface between demography and economics.

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Funding Body: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: Z171-G11
Time Frame: 01.01.2011-31.12.2017

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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