News Archive 2014

Gaidar Forum 2015: Russia and the World - New Dimensions

23 DEC 2014

Wittgenstein Centre Director of Demographic Analysis Sergei Scherbov was invited to participate from 14-16 January at this high level event to discuss population ageing in Russia and worldwide.

Spatial Mobility, Migration, and Living Arrangements

9 DEC 2014Book

This new book coauthored by Raya Muttarak provides new empirical studies on the influence of various types of spatial mobility on partnership, family and work life.

Apply for the Young Scientists Program at IIASA

1 DEC 2014

IIASA’s 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers the unique opportunity to work with Wittgenstein Centre researches. Application deadline: 12 January 2015.

New paper in Science: Education as key to climate adaptation

28 NOV 2014

In a new paper published in Science Wolfgang Lutz, Raya Muttarak and Erich Striessnig show that education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters.

Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer

27 NOV 2014Data Explorer

This new tool provides data, projection assumptions, and results on the population of 195 countries by age, sex, and education for alternative scenarios from 2010 to 2060 with extensions to 2100.

International Conference: New Measures of Age and Aging

24 NOV 2014Conferences

Between 3-5 Dec 2014 the Wittgenstein Centre is hosting this international conference to discuss new ways of measuring aging that more accurately represent the real world.

WIREL Conference “Religion in Vienna: Urban Trends in a European Context”, 20-21 Nov 2014

6 NOV 2014Conferences

This international conference will provide a platform for scientists studying past, present and future trends of religious diversity in Vienna to meet and exchange ideas with international researchers working on the topic in other European countries and cities.

Journey of your life: Demography for the demos

5 NOV 2014Blog post

Read the latest research blog by Samir KC about a new interactive tool developed together with the World Bank to help individuals see their place in the world population.

Letter to Science: Population growth: Peak probability

3 NOV 2014

Wittgenstein Centre researchers Wolfgang Lutz, William Butz, Samir KC, Warren Sanderson, and Sergei Scherbov give their view to the latest UN population projections.

Geburtenbarometer: 2013 Update

27 OCT 2014Geburtenbarometer

The Geburtenbarometer has just been updated for 2013 and first half of 2014. Geburtenbarometer Austria and Geburtenbarometer Vienna (launched in May 2010) are interconnected projects of the Vienna Institute of Demography, aiming to provide continuous monitoring of period fertility rates in Austria and in Vienna.

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