Markus Sauerberg




Markus Sauerberg joined the research group ‘’Health & Longevity’’ of the Vienna Institute of Demography in August 2017 as a research assistant. He holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science and a Master degree in Demography from the University of Rostock. In 2016-2017 he successfully completed the European Doctoral School of Demography in Rostock and Rome.

Markus is interested in issues related to health and mortality. Along with analyzing determinants of health and mortality, his research focuses on the accuracy and sensitivity of demographic measures. In the framework of the ERC project ‘’Levels and Trends of Health Expectancy: Understanding its Measurement and Estimation Sensitivity’’ he evaluates estimation techniques for demographic period indicators. The idea of tempo-adjustment in morality is also involved in his research. Apart from that, he participates in the HEMOX ( project and examines sex differences in health and mortality.

Areas of Expertise

  • Causes of death analysis
  • Estimation sensitivity of demographic period indicators
  • Gender gap in morbidity and mortality

Research Areas

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
Phone: +431313367754

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).

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