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On 1 October 2019 the University of Vienna has opened a new Department of Demography in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Headed by Wolfgang Lutz, this new department will be a strong university-based pillar of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital which also includes IIASA’s World Population Program and the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. [...]
Deadline: 11 November 2019
The IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) and the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) are studying the future of European immigration in 2030 through an online expert survey. They invite expert opinions about the implications for European immigration according to four migration scenarios based on the most extensive available systematic literature review of migration scenarios and forecasting studies. [...]
Online consultation open until 4 December 2019
Next Steps is a longitudinal cohort study, following a nationally representative group of nearly 16,000 people born in England in 1989-1990. The aim of the Age 31 Sweep is to provide data for research and policy on the lives of this generation of adults in their early 30s. CLS is seeking input on the scientific content of the Age 31 Sweep. The aim of this open consultation is to help ensure that the data collected at age 31 is high quality and addresses key research and policy questions. [...]
Judith Kohlenberger, Isabella Buber-Ennser & Bernhard Rengs have received the Renner Institut Kurt-Rothschild-Award 2019 for their "Displaced Persons in Austria Survey (DiPAS): Education, Qualifications and Moral Concepts of Refugees in Austria." [...]
Population Europe welcomes the Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR), a unit at Umeå University, as the 34th partner in the Network of Europe's leading demographic research centres. [...]
For a chance to include questions in Round 11 (2022/23) of the European Social Survey (ESS), the call for proposals is now open until January next year. This open competition offers teams of researchers the chance to include around 30 questions on a single academic and/or policy concern within Europe. [...]
Fertility rates in the United States dropped to their lowest level in recorded history, with women having an average of 1.7 births in their lifetime. That’s one of the key findings in the Population Reference Bureau's 2019 World Population Data Sheet. They estimate that by 2050, India will surpass China as the world’s most populous country with an estimated 1.67 billion people, while more people will be living in Nigeria than the United States. [...]
It’s that time of year again: IPUMS International data release season! This year’s release includes new 20% samples for all current Brazil data sets, additional samples for Cambodia, Fiji, and Nepal, new samples for Guatemala, Laos, Russia, and Togo, and Labor Force Survey samples for Spain and Italy. All of these new samples and all current data can be accessed at international.ipums.org. [...]
SPLASH is now online!
The “Social Policy and Law Shared Database” (SPLASH) offers access to contextual data through the development of two substantive sections: Data and Policy. Access SPLASH at: splash-db.eu [...]
IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was successful in the competitive membership election process of the pan-European Academy of Humanities, Letters, Law, and Sciences. [...]

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