Projects

BIRTHLIFE - Births and other life goals: complementarity or competition?

Project Leader: Maria Rita Testa

The project aims to disentangle the correlation structure across individuals’ simultaneous life goals (or intentions) and individuals’ subsequent behaviours (or outcomes).

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Acronym: BIRTHLIFE
Funding Body: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: P 31357-G29
Time Frame: 01.03.2019 - 28.02.2023

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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

Later fertility in Europe: How far can childbearing be postponed without being forgone?

Project Leader: Eva Beaujouan

The team of LATEFERT works on the spread of late fertility in the low fertility countries and explores advantages and limits of childbearing postponement.

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Funding Body: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: P31171-G29
Time Frame: 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021

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Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies

Project Leader: Sergei Scherbov

This project aims to achieve a better understanding of ageing by identifying patterns of healthy ageing pathways or trajectories and their determinants, the critical points in time when changes in trajectories are produced, and to propose timely clinical and public health interventions. More

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Acronym: ATHLOS
Funding Body: EU (Horizon 2020)
Project Number: 635316
Time Frame: 01.05.2015-30.04.2020

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Age-Specific Wellbeing- and Transfer Accounts: Evaluating Intergenerational Support

Project Leader: Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz

The AWA project focuses on the measurement and analysis of wellbeing from a life course perspective. The aim of the project is to identify the specific needs and wants at each life stage to gain a better understanding of the way societal institutions can adapt to be sustainable under demographic change and at the same time serve the people in the best possible way.

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Acronym: AgeWellAccounts
Funding Body: Funded in the Framework of the 2nd Call of the Joint Programming Initiative "More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change"; Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Project Number: BMWFW3060151017
Time Frame: 01.03.2017-29.02.2020

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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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IIASA-JRC Centre of Expertise on Migration and Demography

Project Leader: Wolfgang Lutz

The Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration is a new research partnership between IIASA's World Population Program and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre that provides science-based knowledge on migration and demography to support EU policy.

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Funding Body: European Commission/IIASA
Time Frame: 20.06.2016 - 19.06.2019

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Levels and Trends of Health Expectancy: Understanding its Measurement and Estimation Sensitivity

Project Leader: Marc Luy

Public health policies are assessed on the basis of a structural indicator for “Health Expectancy” (HE). However, HE estimates are extremely sensitive to certain methodological issues. The central aim of LETHE is a systematic exploration of the HE indicator’s sensitivity.

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Acronym: LETHE
Funding Body: EC (H2020)
Project Number: 725187 — LETHE — ERC-2016-COG
Time Frame: 01.09.2017-31.08.2022

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Life-cycle Behaviour in the Face of Large Shocks to Health

Project Leader: Stefan Wrzaczek

In this project, we study the implications of large health shocks for the individual and its life-course. We compare different types of anticipation (full anticipation, myopic), and consider the effects of health and disability insurance, as well as longevity insurance through the annuity market.

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Acronym: LIFE SHOCKS
Funding Body: Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Project Number: P 30665 –G27
Time Frame: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020

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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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The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing

Project Leader: Wolfgang Lutz

This project aims to develop new indicators for long-term human wellbeing that include feedbacks from environmental and other changes.

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Acronym: EmpoweredLifeYears
Funding Body: ERC
Project Number: 741105
Time Frame: 01.11.2017 - 31.10.2022

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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