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Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2020: “Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences”

Nov 30

COVID-19 is causing serious health, social and economic challenges, several of which are directly related to demographic factors. While the initial efforts focus on slowing the spread of the pandemic and mitigating its immediate impact, significant demography-related consequences are expected in the longer term, ranging from the way our economies function in terms of labor markets and migration, to family related behavior (including possible effects on fertility), international travel patterns and social and health care policies, as well as to how the economic burden can be shared fairly across the population.

This conference aims to bring together researchers from around the world working on COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences from a demographic perspective.

Please find the programme here.

Due to the current strict COVID-19 regulations of the Austrian government, the conference has to be held in online format only.

Participation is only possible with online registration.

A Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (VYPR) is devoted to the topic of this conference. See the according Call for Papers here.

Conference organisers at the Wittgenstein Centre: Paola Di Giulio (co-ordinator), Michael Kuhn, Wolfgang Lutz, Marc Luy, Raya Muttarak

Contact: If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact conference.vid [at]

The Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2020 is organized by the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital.

The Centre is a collaboration among the Department of Demography of the University of Vienna, the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW).

Event information
30/11/2020 - 01/12/2020
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
Vienna, Austria