Policy Briefs and Insights

In this collection of policy briefs and insights as well as discussion papers, scientists from the Wittgenstein Centre give summaries of relevant demographic research and suggest possible policy options.

Depopulation trends in Europe: what do we know about it?
Population Europe Policy Insights by Zuzanna Brzozowska, Michael Kuhn, Michaela Potancoková, and Klaus Prettner, 10 December 2021

Environment, migration and urbanisation: Challenges and solutions for low- and middle-income countries
Think20 Policy Brief by Roman Hoffmann and Raya Muttarak, 20 October 2021

Das Mortalitätsgeschehen während der COVID-19-Pandemie in Deutschland und anderen europäischen Ländern
Markus Sauerberg, Population Europe Discussion Paper, No. 13, May 2021

Measuring Improvement in Human Well-being Globally
Population Europe Policy Insights by Erich Striessnig, 21 April 2021

How Do Environmental Factors Influence Migration?
Population Europe Policy Insights by Roman Hoffmann, 22 September 2020

Recovery of the Austrian economy following the COVID-19 crisis can take up to three years
IIASA Policy Brief by Sebastian Poledna, Elena Rovenskaya, Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Serguei Kaniovski, and Michael Miess, April 2020

Education and the sustainable development agenda
IIASA Policy Brief by Stephanie Bengtsson, Bilal Barakat, Raya Muttarak, and Endale Kebede, September 2018

When it comes to survival, mind matters more than money
IIASA Policy Brief by Wolfgang Lutz, April 2018

The challenge of social cohesion: Addressing long-term consequences of the 2015 refugee crisis for Europe
ÖEFG Policy Brief by Bernhard Riederer, 5 December 2017

When in Rome
Population Europe Policy Insights by Helga de Valk and Valeria Bordone, 2 November 2016

What Crisis? The integration potential of refugees in Austria is remarkable
Population Europe Policy Insights by Isabella Buber-Ennser and Judith Kohlenberger, 14 October 2016

Analyzing Population Aging from a New Perspective
IIASA Policy Brief by Warren Sanderson, Sergei Scherbov, and Stefanie Andruchowitz, July 2016

Once a European, always a European
Population Europe Policy Insights by Erich Striessnig, 21 June 2016

Vulnerability in Times of Family Diversity
Population Europe Policy Brief by Monika Mynarska, Bernhard Riederer, Ina Jaschinski, Desiree Krivanek, Gerda Neyer, and Livia Oláh, 1 June 2016

Who Pays for Demographic Change?
Population Europe Policy Brief by Hippolyte d’Albis, Tommy Bengtsson, Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, and Robert Iván Gál, 2 December 2015

Fertility, family change and policy adjustments in Austria
UNESA Policy Brief by Tomas Sobotka, November 2015

Fertility, family change and policy adjustments in Czech Republic
UNESA Policy Brief by Tomas Sobotka, November 2015

Rethinking Population Policies—Why Education Makes a Decisive Difference
IIASA Policy Brief by Wolfgang Lutz and Tatyana Haplichnik, September 2014

The Arab Spring: The role of quality education and the consequences of its lack
ÖGfE Policy Brief by Anne Goujon, February 2014

Economic Growth in Developing Countries: Education Proves Key
IIASA Policy Brief by Wolfgang Lutz, August 2008

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.