04 February 2020

Call for papers: Demographic aspects of human wellbeing

In the framework of the IIASA project "The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing", the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research is accepting paper submission for the Special Issue 2021.

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The scientific literature addressing human wellbeing is rapidly expanding in economics, psychology, sociology, and the health sciences, and is also becoming increasingly important in interdisciplinary studies of sustainable development. A large number of wellbeing indicators have been proposed in order to quantitatively capture and monitor progress towards better human wellbeing and study its determinants. Many of these indicators have demographic components such as life expectancy or studies explicitly address age- and gender-specific differentials in economic standing, life satisfaction, health/disability or consider other demographic differentials.

In November 2019, IIASA co-organized a conference dedicated to the wellbeing of people under the umbrella of the ERC funded "The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing" project led be World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz. As a result of this conference and contribution to the state of the art, the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (VYPR) is seeking submissions for a Special Issue entitled “Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing”, which will be guest edited by (in alphabetical order) Vanessa Di Lego, Angela Greulich, Raya Muttarak and Sonja Spitzer.

Examples of topics include:

  • Life expectancy based indicators of wellbeing
  • (Economic) wellbeing over the life course and over time
  • Demographic differentials/inequalities in wellbeing
  • Wellbeing and intergenerational support
  • Feedbacks from environmental change to human wellbeing

The aim is to put demography more prominently on the table as a discipline that has much to contribute to the scientific study of human wellbeing, both in terms of its measurement and the analysis of its determinants.

Please submit your full paper by 31 March 2020. All submissions will be subject to external double-blind peer review. Publication of this Special Issue is anticipated in 2021. Articles are going to be published in two steps: online first, as soon as the reviewing process for each contribution is finalized, and subsequently in the printed journal.

Please find detailed information on the submission procedure as well as style and layout instruction on the VYPR website: www.viennayearbook.org

For any further information, please contact the managing editor
Maria Winkler-Dworak, .

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Raya Muttarak

Principal Research Scholar Migration and Sustainable Development Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

Call for papers

IIASA Project

The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing


Demographic aspects of human wellbeing

11 Nov 2019 - 12 Nov 2019


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