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01 August 2018
India needs ‘giant leap’ to meet 2030 targets in reducing child mortality rates

IIASA researchers have found that almost half of the districts in India are not on track to reduce the mortality rates of newborns and meet the target set out under Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) for 2030, while a third will not meet the target for under-five mortality rates.  More

31 July 2018
Diversity and education influence India’s population growth

Differences within India’s population influence population projections for years to come, according to research conducted by IIASA and the Asian Demographic Research Institute. This information could help India and its workforce to catch up to more developed Asian countries with higher GDP per capita.  More

11 July 2018
Asian Demographic and Human Capital Data Sheet 2018

The 2018 update of the Asian Demographic and Human Capital Data Sheet has a focus on meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals education targets.  More

22 June 2018
UK weight misperception highest among overweight and obese, influenced by socioeconomic factors

A new study reveals that overweight and obese adults in the UK are more likely to underestimate their weight status and less likely to try to lose weight, especially among lower-income, lower-education, and minority groups.  More

06 June 2018
Wittgenstein Centre Progress Report 2011-2017

This report presents scientific achievements and results as well as core scientists and their research focus during the period 2011-2017.  More

04 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

18 May 2018
Call for applications: Hands-on workshop on demographic analysis with applications to aging societies

From 19 - 30 Nov, Sergei Scherbov will lead a workshop for junior scientists and early-to mid-career professionals at Chulalongkorn University. Application deadline: 6 July 2018.  More

15 May 2018
Gender discrimination results in the deaths of extra 239,000 girls per year in India

A new study has found that there is an average of 239,000 excess deaths per year of girls under the age of five in India, or 2.4 million in a decade, and excess female child mortality is found in 90% of districts in the country.  More

27 April 2018
Fifth Mindel Sheps Award to current and former IIASA demographers

Former World Population Program LeaderAndrei Rogers was awarded the 2018 Mindel Sheps Award at the Population Association of America meeting.  More

18 April 2018
New book looks at the future of population and migration

A new book from IIASA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) examines potential future scenarios on population trends across the world, taking into account migration, fertility, mortality, education, and labor force participation.  More

16 April 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

13 February 2018
The role of education in enabling the sustainable development agenda

This new book explores the relationship between education and other key sectors of development in the context of the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda.  More



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Potančoková M, Jurasszovich S, & Goujon A (2018). Consequences of International Migration on the Size and Composition of Religious Groups in Austria. Journal of International Migration and Integration 19 (4): 905-924. DOI:10.1007/s12134-018-0575-z.

Yugbaré Belemsaga D, Goujon A, Bado A, Kouanda S, Duysburgh E, Temmerman M, & Degomme O (2018). Integration of postpartum care into child health and immunization services in Burkina Faso: findings from a cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health 15 (1) DOI:10.1186/s12978-018-0602-8.

Arpino B, Bordone V, & Scherbov S (2018). Smoking, education and the ability to predict own survival probabilities. Advances in Life Course Research 37: 23-30. DOI:10.1016/j.alcr.2018.06.001.

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