Projects

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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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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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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Cohort fertility in former Yugoslavia

Project Leader: Krystof Zeman

After 1990, Yugoslavia split into seven independent republics of very heterogonous populations with different demographic patterns. The purpose of the project is to collect and analyze detailed data on cohort fertility, parity progression and family size in former Yugoslav republics during the twentieth century.

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Funding Body: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Project Number: HR 25/2018
Time Frame: 01.01.2018-31.12.2019

Cohort fertility in former Yugoslavia

Demography and Education in Niger: A Prospective Analysis

Project Leader: Anne Goujon

This project aims to project the population of Niger by age, gender, education, ethnicity, and region according to different scenarios.

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Acronym: DEMEDU-NIGER
Funding Body: UNICEF
Time Frame: 01.12.2017 - 31.12.2019

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IIASA-JRC Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration

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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Acronym: CEPAM
Funding Body: IIASA, JRC (European Commission)
Time Frame: 20.06.2016 - 19.06.2019

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

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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: ERC (Horizon 2020)
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: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: P 30665 –G27
Time Frame: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020

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Lower female employment in Vienna: what role do motherhood and migration background play?

Project Leader: Bernhard Riederer

For decades, Vienna has been characterised by lower fertility rates and higher female employment rates than the rest of Austria. Since the millennium, however, the situation has changed. While fertility approximated the Austrian average level, the Viennese female employment rate fell below the Austrian one. Against this background, the project “WieFErT” analyses regional differences in female employment in Austria. Using register data, our research focuses on the role of motherhood and migration background for low female employment in Vienna.

 

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Acronym: WieFErT
Funding Body: City of Vienna, MA 7 – Kultur, Wissenschafts- und Forschungsförderung
Time Frame: 01.03.2019 - 31.12.2019

Lower female employment in Vienna: what role do motherhood and migration background play?

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