Projects

Biological, Individual and Contextual Factors of Fertility Recovery

Project Leader: Eva Beaujouan

Fertility is increasingly determined by the desire and ability to have children at later reproductive ages. This ERC consolidator grant explores the biological, individual and contextual factors related to fertility in the countries where childbearing is being delayed, with an emphasis on ages 30 and above. It links these factors to today’s and tomorrow’s cohort fertility levels.

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Acronym: BIC.LATE
Funding Body: ERC (CoG) - Horizon 2020
Project Number: 101001410
Time Frame: 01.09.2021 - 30.08.2026

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BIRTHLIFE - Births and other life goals: complementarity or competition?

Project Leader: Isabella Buber-Ennser

The project aims to disentangle the correlation structure across individuals’ simultaneous life goals (or intentions) and individuals’ subsequent behaviours (or outcomes).

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Acronym: BIRTHLIFE
Funding Body: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: P 31357-G29
Time Frame: 01.03.2019-28.02.2023

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Fair Pensions and Population Ageing

Project Leader: Sergei Scherbov

The PenAging project is based on the previous ERC Advanced Grant “Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective” (Re-Aging, www.reaging.org). It will explore the application of an intergenerationally equitable pension age to Austrian and Russian pension systems, and provide easy and up-to-date access to our new measures of population ageing. (Photo: ©Vladimirs Prusakovs | Dreamstime.com) 

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Acronym: PenAging
Funding Body: ERC (PoC)
Project Number: 957509
Time Frame: 01.01.2021-30.06.2022

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Future Migration Scenarios for Europe

Project Leader: Dilek Yildiz

The project will focus on understanding the patterns, motivations and modalities of migration at multiple geographical scales, from international through regional to the local, and on imagining possible futures.

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Acronym: FUME
Funding Body: EU (Horizon 2020)
Project Number: 870649
Time Frame: 01.12.2019-30.11.2022

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Impact of Climate Change on the Transformative Results Estimates

Project Leader: Erich Striessnig

Estimating the impact of climate change on transformative results, using global shared economic framework: Climate impact on maternal health, unmet need for family planning and harmful practices.

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Acronym: CLIMATE CHANGE
Funding Body: UNFPA
Time Frame: 01.06.2021-31.12.2021

Impact of Climate Change on the Transformative Results Estimates

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fertility plans in Vienna

Project Leader: Isabella Buber-Ennser

The COVKIWU project aims to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fertility plans in Vienna compared to Austria as a whole. Particular attention is paid to the quantum and timing of changes in fertility plans.

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Acronym: COVKIWU
Funding Body: City of Vienna, MA 7 – Kultur, Wissenschafts- und Forschungsförderung
Time Frame: October 2021 - September 2022

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Green Family – Generationenfairness im Klimawandel“

Project Leader: Erich Striessnig

The project "Green Family - Generational Fairness in Climate Change" aims to present the current state of research on the question of intergenerational distributive justice in relation to the adaptation efforts required to cope with climate change.

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Acronym: GREEN FAMILY
Funding Body: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Time Frame: 15.09.2021-15.02.2022

Green Family – Generationenfairness im Klimawandel“

Later fertility in Europe: How far can childbearing be postponed without being forgone?

Project Leader: Eva Beaujouan

The team of LATEFERT works on the spread of late fertility in the low fertility countries and explores advantages and limits of childbearing postponement.

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Acronym: LATEFERT
Funding Body: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: P31171-G29
Time Frame: 01.01.2019-31.12.2022

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Levels and Trends of Health Expectancy: Understanding its Measurement and Estimation Sensitivity

Project Leader: Marc Luy

Public health policies are assessed on the basis of a structural indicator for “Health Expectancy” (HE). However, HE estimates are extremely sensitive to certain methodological issues. The central aim of LETHE is a systematic exploration of the HE indicator’s sensitivity.

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Acronym: LETHE
Funding Body: ERC (Horizon 2020)
Project Number: 725187 — LETHE — ERC-2016-COG
Time Frame: 01.09.2017-31.08.2022

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Population Dynamics under Global Climate Change

Project Leader: Raya Muttarak

Population and climate change are intricately linked. This ERC project aims to unpack these complexities by undertaking a comprehensive study of how changing climate impacts population trends.

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Acronym: POPCLIMA
Funding Body: ERC (CoG) - Horizon 2020
Project Number: 101002973
Time Frame: 01.01.2022-31.12.2026

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Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy

Project Leader: Guillaume Marois

The overarching aim of this project is to produce comprehensive, multi-perspective and robust quantitative migration scenarios to support various areas of European migration policy, based on the cutting-edge developments in conceptualising, explaining, estimating and forecasting migration.

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Acronym: QuantMig
Funding Body: EU (Horizon 2020)
Project Number: 870299
Time Frame: 01.02.2020-31.01.2023

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The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing

Project Leader: Wolfgang Lutz

This project aims to develop new indicators for long-term human wellbeing that include feedbacks from environmental and other changes.

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Acronym: EmpoweredLifeYears
Funding Body: ERC (AdG)
Project Number: 741105
Time Frame: 01.11.2017-31.10.2022

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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.