11 November 2019 - 12 November 2019
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.
Researchers at the Wittgenstein Center are currently involved in several studies around economic and health aspects of human wellbeing and an ERC Advanced Grant on “The demography of sustainable human wellbeing”. In this context and with partial funding from this grant the conference wants to bring together researchers from around the world working on different aspect of human wellbeing with a specifically demographic perspective. 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. There will be invited speakers as well as an open call for papers and posters. Travel funding will be available for a limited number of selected speakers.
Deadline for sending abstracts for contributed papers or posters is 1 June 2019.
Examples of topics include:
Submissions should include
Contributions should be submitted online.
Please make sure your abstract includes the title, full name(s), affiliation and email addresses of each author.
The deadline for submitting papers is 1 June 2019. The authors of accepted papers will be informed by 30 June 2019.
There are no participation fees, but the participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Last edited: 30 January 2019
Call for papers
The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing
Emelyanova A & Rautio A (2019). A Century of Demographic Ageing in Arctic Canada (1950–2050). Journal of Population Ageing 12 (1): 25-50. DOI:10.1007/s12062-017-9211-5.
Kuil L, Carr G, Prskawetz A, Salinas JL, Viglione A, & Blöschl G (2019). Learning from the Ancient Maya: Exploring the Impact of Drought on Population Dynamics. Ecological Economics 157: 1-16. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.10.018.
Kebede E, Goujon A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4125-6857, & Lutz W (2019). Stalls in Africa’s fertility decline partly result from disruptions in female education. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: e201717288. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1717288116.
Moradhvaj & Saikia N ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6735-6157 (2019). Gender Disparities in Health-care Expenditure (HCE) and Financing Strategies (HCFS) for In-patient Care in India. SSM - Population Health: e100372. DOI:10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100372. (In Press)
Ediev D, Sanderson W, & Scherbov S (2019). The inverse relationship between life expectancy-induced changes in the old-age dependency ratio and the prospective old-age dependency ratio. Theoretical Population Biology 125: 1-10. DOI:10.1016/j.tpb.2018.10.001.
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