05 December 2018 - 07 December 2018
Today about a half of the world population lives in countries with fertility around or below two births per woman. Post-transitional fertility rates have often been unstable, undergoing unexpected downturns, upswings
and reversals. To account for these developments new theories, methods, and measures have been proposed. These advances have been stimulated by an emergence of new data sets that allow in-depth comparisons of period and cohort fertility and their components between countries and sub-national regions. In particular, the Human Fertility Database (HFD) and the Human Fertility Collection (HFC) have established themselves as the leading resources in aggregate-level research on fertility.
Co-organized by the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), this conference aims to build on the expanding data availability and contribute to methodological and empirical advances in fertility research.
The conference will cover the following topics:
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Symposium Opening, 1.30-2PM
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Session 4: Data, methods and forecasting, 11:50AM–1:10PM (presentation video)
Projecting the future births in the EU28 with fertility differentials reflecting women’s educational and migrant characteristics • Michaela Potancokova and Guillaume Marois
Poster Session: 2-3PM
Session 5: Child costs, economic conditions, migration and fertility (presentation video)
Session 7: Fertility in East and South-east Asia
chaired by Anne Goujon
Round table 2: What is the most important factor likely to influence future fertility trends and why? (session video)
Title: Fertility across time and space: Data and Research Advances, Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2018 and 3rd Human Fertility Database Symposium
Date: 5-7 December 2018
Location: Vienna University of Economics and Business, building LC, Ceremonial Hall 1, Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna
Registration: There are no participation fees, but the participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
For detailed information please visit the event website.
Last edited: 16 October 2019
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