Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital

The Wittgenstein Centre is a collaboration between the World Population Proram at IIASA, the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

IIASA has worked with the Wittgenstein Centre in the following areas:

02 June 2018
European Demographic Data Sheet 2018

The latest data sheet provides a comprehensive look at key demographic indicators and main population trends for all European countries. More

28 March 2018
Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

Rising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy life. However, new research from Wolfgang Lutz and Endale Kebede, from IIASA and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) has shown that instead, the level of education a person has is a much better predictor of life expectancy. More

20 November 2017
Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2018

The first Aging Demographic Data Sheet comprehensively presents new measures of aging, developed at IIASA, for all countries in the world and world regions, including projections for 2050. More

06 November 2017
Population aging

The latest Vienna Yearbook of Population Research looks into new measures of aging, building on research by Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov developed at IIASA. More

17 August 2017
Moving frontiers in population forecasting and aging: Sergei Scherbov 65

The World Population Program has published a book to honor our distinguished colleague and long term IIASA researcher Sergei Scherbov on the occasion of his 65th birthday. More

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Wolfgang Lutz

Program Director

World Population

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Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU)

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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