The impact of COVID-19 vaccines on the Case Fatality Rate: The importance of monitoring breakthrough infections

8 AUG 2022

In this paper, WIC researchers study the behaviour of the case fatality rate (CFR) in a mixed population of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

WIC Fact Sheet "Demographic Aspects of COVID-19"

5 AUG 2022

This fact sheet takes a closer look at the impact of the pandemic on people’s health, family dynamics, economies and migration.


2 AUG 2022

Two WIC researchers, Eva Beaujouan and Tomas Sobotka, have received prestigious awards at the European Population Conference 2022 in Groningen.

Weak handgrip strength may signal serious health issues

25 JUL 2022

In a new study, WIC researchers endeavored to shed light on at what level of handgrip strength a doctor should consider sending a patient for further examination.

Workshop on Quantitative Human Ecology - 25-29 July 2022, Trieste

22 JUL 2022

Anne Goujon and Sergei Scherbov will be speaking at a hybrid workshop on "Quantitative Human Ecology" in Trieste, Italy.

Sonja Spitzer receives Dr. Maria Schaumayer Foundation award

5 JUL 2022

Sonja Spitzer was honoured with the prestigious Maria Schaumayer Stiftung award for her excellent doctoral dissertation.

The Wittgenstein Centre at the EPC 2022

28 JUN 2022

The Wittgenstein Centre is presenting new demographic research at the European Population Conference between 29 June and 2 July in Groningen.

Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz has been elected to the Academia Europaea

22 JUN 2022

WIC director Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz has been elected member of Academia Europaea in the Economics, Business and Management Sciences section.

Measuring private transfers between generations and gender

10 JUN 2022

In this recent study Bernhard Binder-Hammer and Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz show the enormous economic value of intra-family transfers.

WIC Fact Sheet "Migration"

9 JUN 2022

This WIC fact sheet is dedicated to the complex social phenomenon migration.


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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.