The Causes and Consequences of Depopulation


From 29 November - 1 December 2021 the Centre is organizing the Wittgenstein Centre Online Conference 2021 with a focus on depopulation. 

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Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2023 - Call for Papers

Submit your paper to the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2023 - Special Issue on “The causes and consequences of depopulation"
Deadline for submission: 31 March 2022

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WIC Colloquium - 23 November 2021 - 11:00 CET


Alina Schmitz, TU Dortmund
Gendered Experiences of Widowhood and Depression Across Europe: The Role of Loneliness and Financial Resources from a Longitudinal Perspective.

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COVID-19 related research and resources at the Wittgenstein Centre

Researchers at the Wittgenstein Centre address the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences from various scientific perspectives. Find out more about our latest research at the WIC.

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Human Capital Data Explorer 2.0.

Explore, select and download data on past reconstructions and future projections of the global population by age, sex and education.

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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. In assessing the effects of these forces on long-term human well-being, we combine scientific excellence in a multidisciplinary context with relevance to a global audience. It is a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.