New Department of Demography at the University of Vienna offers doctorate and MSc in "Global Demography"

POPNET Newsletter 51, Summer 2021: This 51st edition of POPNET presents the Department of Demography, established in 2019 by the University of Vienna in its Faculty of Social Sciences. The department serves as the university-based pillar of the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, OeAW, University of Vienna). More

Faster increases in life expectancy lead to slower population aging

POPNET Newsletter 50, Summer 2019: This 50th edition of POPNET presents some highlights and key findings from the European Research Council (ERC) funded project “Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging) that shed new light on the challenges associated with population aging. More

Does Europe need migrants for demographic reasons?

POPNET Newsletter 49, Spring 2018: This POPNET issue aims to deepen our knowledge of migration in the European context in light of its drivers and the integration of migrants. It highlights selected ongoing research activities of the Centre of Expertise for Population and Migration (CEPAM), which is jointly run by IIASA and the JRC. More

Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) takes lead in Asian comparative analysis

POPNET Newsletter 48, Winter 2016/17: Multi-dimensional demography has been at the heart of IIASA population work for decades and its possible applications are applied in many ways around the world, making demography more relevant. More

IIASA Population Research 1975–2015

POPNET Newsletter 47, Autumn 2015: IIASA celebrates 40 years of population research and its leadership in expanding demographic methods to make useful contributions to the human dimension of the analysis of contemporary global challenges. More

The need for a new population policy rationale

POPNET Newsletter 46, Spring 2015: Wittgenstein Centre projections illustrate the importance of national human resource development as a policy that can help achieve sustainable development.  More

The explanatory power of education

POPNET Newsletter 45, Winter 2013/14: A recent paper in Demography sheds new light on our understanding of the effects of population change on economic growth, with education rather than fertility decline being the main demographic driver. More

Global human capital projections form the human core of new IPCC SSP scenarios

POPNET Newsletter 44, Winter 2012/13: New Wittgenstein Centre Projections by Age, Sex, and Education for 171 countries. More

Population, education, and democracy

POPNET Newsletter 43, Autumn 2011: Wittgenstein Centre Opening Symposium, 29 September 2011: Refocusing Global Development Priorities. More

Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital

POPNET Newsletter 42, Spring 2011: IIASA, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the WU–Vienna University of Economics and Business recently signed an agreement to jointly establish the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital. More

Population and climate change

POPNET Newsletter 41, Winter 2009/10: What can demographers contribute to understanding the link between population and climate change? More

New data on human capital

POPNET Newsletter 40, Winter 2008/09: The IIASA–VID reconstructions and projections of educational attainment by age and sex for 120 countries, 1970–2050. More

New world population projections to 2100

POPNET Newsletter 39, Winter 2007/08: A World of Simultaneous Population Growth and Shrinking Unified by Accelerating Aging. More

The forces driving unprecedented population ageing

POPNET Newsletter 38, Autumn 2006: 'FOCUS ON EUROPE' More

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