The Wittgenstein Centre at the EPC 2022

28 JUN 2022

The European Population Conference is the largest European conference for population research. Many demographers from the Wittgenstein Centre will present and discuss their latest demographic research and chair sessions. Research findings and publications such as the new European Demographic Datasheet 2022 are also presented at our conference booth.

The conference will take place between 29 June and 2 July 2022 in Groningen, and is organized by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) in collaboration with the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) and the University of Groningen.

For more information to the conference please visit the official conference website.


Thursday, June 30 / 11:00 - 12:30 / Session 10: Internal Migration and Urbanization
Climate Change, Desertification and Internal Migration: Evidence from Global Census Data
Roman Hoffmann, Guy J. Abel, Raya Muttarak, Maurizio Malpede, Marco Percoco

Thursday, June 30 / 14:00 - 15:30 / Session 19: Flash Session: Fertility and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Chair: Isabella Buber-Ennser
From Bust to Boom? Birth and Fertility Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tomas Sobotka
, Aiva Jasilioniene, Krystof Zeman, Maria Winkler-Dworak, Zuzanna Brzozowska, Laszlo Nemeth, Dmitri A. Jdanov

Pandemic Babies in Austria, Czechia and Spain – First Evidence on Monthly Birth Trends by Age of Mother, Birth Order and Selected Socio-Economic Characteristics
Krystof Zeman, Tomas Sobotka

Thursday, June 30 / 14:00 - 15:30 / Session 20: Adding Healthy Life Years to Our Lives
Chair: Marc Luy
The Sensitivity of the Healthy Life Years Indicator: Approaches for Dealing with Age-Specific Prevalence Data --- ONLINE 
Vanessa Di Lego,
Markus Sauerberg

On the Sensitivity of Healthy Life Years to the Health Reporting Style
Paola Di Giulio, Marc Luy
, Yuka Minagawa

Thursday, June 30 / 16:00 - 17:30 / Session 26: Flash Session: Entries and Exits from the Labour Market
Redistributive Effects of Pension Reforms: Who Are the Winners and Losers? --- ONLINE
Miguel Sanchez-Romero, Philip Schuster, Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz

Thursday, June 30 / 16:00 - 17:30 / Session 27: Development, Gender, and the Environment
Climate Impacts on Harmful Practices, Maternal Health and Family Planning
Siegrun Gansch, Roman Hoffmann, Endale Kebede, Karoline Lehner, Jonas Peisker, Erich Striessnig

What Do We Know about Climate Change Impact on Population Dynamics?

Raya Muttarak

Thursday, June 30 / 16:00 - 17:30 / Session 28: Flash Session: Covid and the Family
Is the COVID-19 pandemic a driver of partnership dissolution? A comparative study of Austria and France
Isabella Buber-Ennser, Caroline Berghammer, Maria Winkler-Dworak

Thursday, June 30 / 16:00 - 17:30 / Session 29: Current Debates Around Retirement and Mortality
Non-Survival to Pension Age in Denmark and Sweden: A Sub-National Investigation
Ilya Kashnitsky, Cosmo Strozza, Erich Striessnig

Thursday, June 30 / 17:45 - 19:15 / Postercafé

Friday, July 1 / 9:00 - 10:30 / Session 34: Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health
Chair: Raya Muttarak

Friday, July 1 / 9:00 - 10:30 / Session 35: Modelling Migration, Mobility and Positioning
Estimating Bilateral Migration Flows to Match Known Net Migration Totals
Guy J. Abel, Peter W. F. Smith

It’s a Match! A Global View on the Positioning and Use of Online Dating Applications
Ross Barker, Allison Geerts, Ryohei Mogi, Pietro Rampazzo, Francesco Rampazzo

Friday, July 1 / 9:00 - 10:30 / Session 36: Alcohol, Smoking, and Obesity Attributable Mortality
Chair: Vanessa Di Lego

Friday, July 1 / 9:00 - 10:30 / Session 38: Methodological Innovations in the Study of Mortality
Life Expectancy of Roma and Travellers in Northern and Western Europe: Indirect Estimations for 6 Countries
Marc Luy

Friday, July 1 / 11:00 - 12:30 / Session 45: Skills Development – Opportunities and Outcomes
Inequality in Quality: Population Heterogeneity in Literacy Skills around the World
Claudia Reiter

Friday, July 1 / 11:00 - 12:30 / Session 47: Educational Attainment and Fertility
Estimating Fertility Rates from Multiple Data Sources by Mother's Educational Attainment
Dilek Yildiz, Arkadiusz Wisniowski, Afua Durowaa-Boateng

Friday, July 1 / 14:00 - 15:30 / Session 51: Recent Trends of Internal Migration
How has Covid-19 Impacted on Internal Migration across the Urban Hierarchy?
Miguel González-Leonardo, Antonio Lopez-Gay, Joaquin Recaño Valverde, Francisco Rowe 

Friday, July 1 / 14:00 - 15:30 / Session 55: Fertility Dynamics in a Comparative Perspective
Chair: Eva Beaujouan

Economic Development, Women’s Education, and Their Fertility – a Study Across and Within European Countries
Jessica Nisén, Sebastian Klüsener, Johan Dahlberg, Lars Dommermuth, Aiva Jasilioniene, Michaela Kreyenfeld, Trude Lappegård, Peng Li, Pekka Martikainen, Karel Neels, Bernhard Riederer, Saskia te Riele, Harun Sulak, Laura Szabó, Alessandra Trimarchi, Francisco Viciana, Mikko Myrskylä 

Friday, July 1 / 16:00 - 17:30 / Session 62: New Methodological Approaches in Fertility Research
Scenarios of Fertility Postponement and Associated Cohort Fertility Levels --- ONLINE
Maria Winkler-Dworak, Maria Pohl, Eva Beaujouan

Friday, July 1 / 16:00 - 17:30 / Session 64: Flash Session: International and Internal Mobility
Chair: Anne Goujon

Saturday, July 2 / 9:00-10:30 / Session 67: Infertility and Reproductive Health
Projecting the Contribution of Assisted Reproductive Technology to Completed Cohort Fertility
Ester Lazzari, Michaela Potancoková, Tomáš Sobotka, Edith Gray, Georgina M. Chambers 

Saturday, July 2 / 9:00 - 10:30 / Session 73 Issues in Health Data Analysis
A Sub-National Dataset on Demographic Trends, Socio-Economic Development and Women’s Living Conditions for 52 Countries [1990-2019]
Camille Belmin, Roman Hoffmann, Mahmoud Elkasabi, Peter-Paul Pichler 

Sample attrition in SHARE and SILC surveys and its effect on cross-sectional estimates of population health
Magdalena Muszynska-Spielauer, Martin Spielauer

Saturday, July 2 / Saturday 11:00 - 12:30 / Session 74: Environmental Impacts on Health
Chair: Roman Hoffmann


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.