The IIASA Population and Just Societies Program, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the University of Vienna are co-organizing the Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2023 on Exploring Population Heterogeneities in a hybrid format at the premises of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Understanding and analyzing population heterogeneity and its drivers have long been at the heart of demographic analysis. For instance, while inequalities in health and life expectancy across socio-economic groups have been studied since long, their increase over the past decade has turned into a growing concern. In addition to “classical” markers of heterogeneity in individual behavior, such as sex/gender, age, education, urban-rural residence and socio-economic status, there are other important sources of demographic heterogeneity such as spatial, generational, environmental, etc. Their analysis is essential for modeling population developments and projecting them into the future. Equally important is to understand how these heterogeneities arise and evolve, how they are driving and driven by socioeconomic inequality, and the policy challenges they impose for socio-economic development, welfare systems and social cohesion.

Three keynote speakers are:

  • Ridhi Kashyap (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
  • Anna Matysiak (University of Warsaw)
  • Iñaki Permanyer (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Conference Organizers:

Éva Beaujouan (University of Vienna)
Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz (VID/OeAW, IIASA, TU Wien)
Anne Goujon (IIASA, VID/OeAW)
Michael Kuhn (IIASA, VID/OeAW)
Miguel Sánchez-Romero (VID/OeAW, IIASA, TU Wien)

Wittgenstein Centre

POPJUS is one of the three pillars of The Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.

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