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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.
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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.
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Congratulations!

2 AUG 2022

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

9 JUN 2022

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