Project Highlights

Read about the highlight of the Re-aging project research results and events.

15 January 2018
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

06 October 2017
Application of IIASA approach to UN projections shows less aging

The executive summary of the UN’s report on population aging, released today, incorporates new measures of aging developed at IIASA—leading to more optimistic projections for aging populations around the world.  More

24 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

21 June 2017
An end to population aging in China, Germany, USA

New measures of aging, combined with UN population projections, show that population aging is likely to end before 2100 in China, Germany, and the USA.  More

07 June 2017
Call for applications: Hands-on workshop on demographic analysis with applications to aging societies

From 20 Nov - 1 Dec, Sergei Scherbov will lead a workshop for junior scientists and early-to mid-career professionals at Chulalongkorn University. Application deadline: 15 July 2017.  More

15 February 2017
Young talent prize for Daniela Weber

IIASA researcher Daniela Weber has received the Allianz Young Talent Prize from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD), the third award honoring her work on the international perspective on aging and cognitive decline.  More

13 January 2017
Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016

The first Russian Demographic Data Sheet provides a comprehensive look at key demographic indicators and main population trends for all Subjects of the Russian Federation, including population projection for 2035.  More

07 December 2016
WU Stephan-Koren Prize for Daniela Weber

IIASA researcher Daniela Weber has received the Stephan-Koren Prize from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the second award honoring her dissertation on the international perspective on aging and cognitive decline.  More

04 October 2016
Lower Austria Chamber of Labour Science Prize for Daniela Weber

For her dissertation on the international perspective on aging and cognitive decline, IIASA researcher Daniela Weber will receive the Lower Austria Chamber of Labour Science Prize.  More

04 October 2016
Handgrip strength provides a new window to health

A simple test of grip strength could provide a quick and inexpensive screening tool for health practitioners, according to a new study from IIASA population researchers.  More

31 August 2016
European Demographic Data Sheet 2016

The latest data sheet provides a comprehensive look at key demographic indicators and main population trends for all European countries, including population projection for 2050  More

15 December 2015
In aging, one size does not fit all

New IIASA research provides a suite of measurements that could replace conventional measures of age, supporting smarter policies for retirement and health care.  More

31 August 2015
Older people getting smarter, but not fitter

Older populations are scoring better on cognitive tests than people of the same age did in the past —a trend that could be linked to higher education rates and increased use of technology in our daily lives, say IIASA population researchers.  More

29 June 2015
World Bank aging report uses IIASA research

IIASA population projections and results from the ERC-supported Re-Aging project are used in a new World Bank report on population aging in Europe and Central Asia.  More

15 April 2015
Higher life expectancy could lead to slower aging

Faster increases in life expectancy reflect a process in which people become healthier, generally more capable, and indeed younger in many ways even if they have lived longer lives, according to population experts at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).  More

28 July 2014
Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish

Improved living conditions and less gender-restricted educational opportunities reduce the cognitive disparities between men and women or improve the gap in favor of women, according to new research by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Karolinska Institutet.  More

13 June 2014
European Demographic Data Sheet 2014

The latest data sheet shows the relative population change 2013–2050 due to migration for 49 European countries.  More

07 May 2014
A new tool to measure the speed of aging

A physical test for measuring age shows wide differences between the rates of aging among different population groups, according to new research by IIASA demographers.  More

04 March 2014
To avoid very high pension ages, enable more to work

A new IIASA study shows that in most European countries, if labor force participation rates remain at current levels, by 2050 it would be necessary to raise pension ages above age 68.  More

24 February 2014
Call for Papers: New Measures of Age and Ageing

New ways of measuring population ageing that accurately represent the real world, International Conference, Vienna, Austria, 3-5 Dec 2014  More

12 December 2013
Reconceptualizing the study of population aging

Age is not just the number of years one has lived, argue IIASA population researchers. A new study from the group provides a set of tools for measuring age in all its dimensions.  More

20 November 2012
Redefining age: IIASA population researcher wins ERC Advanced Grant

IIASA demographer Sergei Scherbov has won an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council to explore population aging and its impacts on Europe and beyond.  More

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