Markus Sauerberg holds a BA in Social Sciences and an MSc in Demography from the University of Rostock. In 2016-2017, he participated in the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) in Rome and in August 2017, he joined the research group ”Health & Longevity” of the Vienna Institute of Demography as a research assistant. In March 2021, Markus earned a PhD in Social Sciences and Economic at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Since then, he has been continuing his work in the “Health & Longevity” group as a research scientist.

Markus is interested in studying health and mortality over time and across populations with a particular focus on identifying risk groups and investigating inequalities between genders, socioeconomic groups, and geographical areas. Further, his research focuses on the accuracy and sensitivity of demographic measures. The discussion on analyzing health and mortality from the period and cohort perspective is involved in his research. In the framework of the ERC project ‘’Levels and Trends of Health Expectancy: Understanding its Measurement and Estimation Sensitivity’’ he evaluates estimation techniques for demographic period indicators. Apart from that, he participates in the HEMOX (http://www.cloisterstudy.eu) project.

Areas of Expertise

  • Measuring health and mortality
  • Identifying risk groups and inequalities in health and mortality
  • Life table techniques

Research Areas

Curriculum Vitae

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Affiliation: VID/ÖAW
E-Mail: markus.sauerberg(at)oeaw.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 51581-7754

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.