The SHAW Group’s research activities directly and comprehensively addresses the measurement of human wellbeing in its multiple dimensions with a special focus on health as a key component and social cohesion as a key determinant of wellbeing.
SHAW employs various demographic methods, statistical techniques, and empirical concepts to comprehensively assess different dimensions of good health and wellbeing, while also considering equity in the distribution of wellbeing over time and over the life course for different populations around the world. In doing so, the group aims to develop alternative indicators of wellbeing to effectively measure development progress. The aim is for such indicators of wellbeing to be applied as long-term sustainability criteria that can help to pinpoint vulnerable subgroups of populations for policy priorities. Due to the group’s strong focus on sustainable human wellbeing, particular attention is paid to the feedback of emerging situations such as pandemics, economic crises, and extreme weather events that can pose risks to human health and wellbeing.
24 November 2022
How COVID-19 school closures will affect inequalities in adult skills
23 November 2022
What was the true human cost of the pandemic in Russia?
28 September 2022
Demography matters: the human life from birth to death
09 March 2023 Online
Round Table on Understanding Climate-related Mobility in Contexts of Urbanization
14 February 2023 University of Paris - Dauphine, Paris-France
Global Meeting on Building Sustainable Generational Economies
06 December 2023 Vienna, Austria
Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2023-Exploring Population Heterogeneities
07 September 2022
The migration maze
17 June 2021
Getting a fuller picture of COVID-19 infections
24 June 2020
The gender dimension of sustainable development
Adhikari, S., Lutz, W., & K.C., S. (2023). Rural/urban fertility differentials in the Global South: Is female education the key driver of declining birth rates? IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-23-004
Sanchez-Romero, M. & Prskawetz, A. (2023). Social Security Reforms in Heterogeneous Aging Populations. In: The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Ageing. Eds. Bloom, D.E., Souza-Posa, A., & Sunde, U., Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 978-036771-332-4 (In Press)
Scherbov, S. & Sanderson, W. (2023). Aging and Dependency. In: The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Ageing. Eds. Bloom, D.E., Souza-Posa, A., & Sunde, U., Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 978-036771-332-4 (In Press)
Stacherl, B., Renner, A.-T., & Weber, D. (2023). Financial incentives and antibiotic prescribing patterns: Evidence from dispensing physicians in a public healthcare system. Social Science & Medicine 321 e115791. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.115791.
Reiter, C. , Goujon, A. , & Testa, M.R. (2023). Italy’s populaton prospects: future scenarios for the 21st century. Economia Italiana 3 15-58.