Vienna Institute of Demography (VID)

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  • About the Institute

    The Vienna Institute of Demography strives for the combination of scientific excellence with proactive relevance in analysing and projecting demographic trends and in evaluating the social and economic consequences of population ageing. Thus the VID combines innovative methodological work with empirical analysis and communication of scientifically based insights. It gives special attention to the demography of Austria and to European comparative analysis. The Institute is embedded in the structure of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


    • Comparative European Demography
      Leader: Dimiter Philipov
      The task of this research group is to carry out comparative studies on European demography. Specifically of interest are the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.
    • Demography of Austria
      Leader: Richard Gisser
      Die Forschungsgruppe versteht sich als Kompetenzzentrum für Fragen der Bevölkerung Österreichs im nationalen und europäischen Kontext. Sie führt Forschungen zur Struktur und Entwicklung der Bevölkerung in Österreich durch und nimmt als österreichischer Partner an internationalen Netzwerke.
    • Population Dynamics and Forecasting
      Leader: Sergei Scherbov
      The main task of the research group is the development and applications of statistical and computer methods and techniques in order to analyse and project the dynamics of population and its components such as fertility, mortality and migration.
    • Population Economics
      Leaders: Gustav Feichtinger and Alexia Fürnkranz Prskawetz
      The focus of our group is on the study of economic determinants and consequences of changes in population structure and dynamics. We carry out research into these complex processes using advanced methodologies drawn from several disciplines.
    • Health and Mortality
      Leader: Marc Luy
      This research group deals with several aspects of health and ageing with a special focus on differentials in mortality and morbidity.
    • Human Capital and Migration
      Leader: Anne Goujon
      This research group aims at understanding the complex interaction of educational and demographic processes within the broader context of economic and social development.

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