Projects

Bayesian Reconstruction of Populations and Vital Rates by Educational Attainment

Project Leader: Dilek Yildiz

The aim of the project is to combine available demographic data to provide true estimates of population sizes, and vital rates by educational attainment with uncertainty around them. For this purpose, we will enhance Bayesian population reconstruction method for multistate population, and combine it with measurement error model

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Acronym: BayesEdu
Funding Body: Innovation Fund Research, Science and Society
Project Number: IF_2019_29
Time Frame: 01.05.2020-31.12.2021

Bayesian Reconstruction of Populations and Vital Rates by Educational Attainment

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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Climate, Health and Population - Climate Change and Differential Vulnerabilities in the Metropolitan Area of Vienna

Project Leader: Erich Striessnig

This project studies the impact of changing environmental conditions on population health in the metropolitan area of Vienna. A particular focus will be placed on the effects of thermal hazards, which are predicted to become more severe, especially in fast-growing cities like Vienna.

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Acronym: CHAP
Funding Body: Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Project Number: JF_2019-19 CHAP
Time Frame: 01.01.2020-31.12.2020

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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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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: 01.01.2019-31.12.2021

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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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Life-cycle Behaviour in the Face of Large Shocks to Health

Project Leader: Stefan Wrzaczek

In this project, we study the implications of large health shocks for the individual and its life-course. We compare different types of anticipation (full anticipation, myopic), and consider the effects of health and disability insurance, as well as longevity insurance through the annuity market.

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Acronym: LIFE SHOCKS
Funding Body: FWF Austrian Science Fund
Project Number: P 30665 –G27
Time Frame: 01.01.2018-30.06.2020

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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.