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VODCAST - 05 March 2020

Wolfgang Lutz at the TV discussion Scobel

Facts against perceived truth

The end of the world seems near and everywhere we see violence, disease and poverty, but numbers say the exact opposite. World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was a discussant at the ZDF TV show Scobel, that discussed the question why negative news dominate although the world is better than it seems. Together with Lutz, cognition and neuroscientist Maren Urner and sociologist Martin Schröder were guests at this TV discussion. It can be watched here (in German).

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VODCAST - 17 February 2020

Sergei Scherbov on TRT World

2020 VISION: Ageing Population

In the next thirty years the number of over 60s in the world is expected to double. The global population is ageing. Are we ready? Sergei Scherbov was part of a roundtable discussion on TRT World to discuss aging populations. 

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VODCAST - 03 December 2019

Wolfgang Lutz at the ERC

A sustainable future for Europe

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was invited to present the highlights of two IIASA projects at the Europe at the European Research Council. The event was titled "A sustainable future for Europe: The contribution of Frontier research" and took place on 3 December 2019 in Brussels. The presentatioon of Wolfgang Lutz starts at 1:32:00.

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VODCAST - 11 November 2019

Sonja Spitzer

Health misperception and health care utilisation of older Europeans

Sonja Spitzer gave a presentation titled "Health misperception and health care utilisation of older Europeans", during Session 4 of the Wittgenstein Centre (Univ.Vienna, IIASA, VID/ÖAW) conference 2019. The conference was titled "Demographic aspects of human wellbeing" and took place between 11-12 November 2019 in Vienna.

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VODCAST - 11 November 2019

Guillaume Marois

Projecting health trajectories in Europe using microsimulation

Guillaume Marois gave a presentation titled "Projecting health trajectories in Europe using microsimulation", during Session 4 of the Wittgenstein Centre (Univ.Vienna, IIASA, VID/ÖAW) conference 2019. The conference was titled "Demographic aspects of human wellbeing" and took place between 11-12 November 2019 in Vienna.

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VODCAST - 11 November 2019

Valeria Bordone

The effect of grandparenthood on older people’s cognitive functioning

Valeria Bordone gave a presentation titled "The effect of grandparenthood on older people’s cognitive functioning: does it matter what grandparents and grandchildren do together?", during Session 4 of the Wittgenstein Centre (Univ.Vienna, IIASA, VID/ÖAW) conference 2019. The conference was titled "Demographic aspects of human wellbeing" and took place between 11-12 November 2019 in Vienna.

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VODCAST - 11 November 2019

Wolfgang Lutz

Years of Good Life (YoGL) in contemporary and historical settings

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz presented the Years of Good Life (YoGL), a new indicator for assessing sustainable progress, during Session 1 of the Wittgenstein Centre (Univ.Vienna, IIASA, VID/ÖAW) conference 2019. The conference was titled "Demographic aspects of human wellbeing" and took place between 11-12 November 2019 in Vienna.

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VODCAST - 11 November 2019

Wolfgang Lutz

Demographic aspects of human wellbeing

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz opened the Wittgenstein Centre (Univ.Vienna, IIASA, VID/ÖAW) conference 2019. The conference was titled "Demographic aspects of human wellbeing" and took place between 11-12 November 2019 in Vienna.

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PODCAST - 15 October 2019

Wolfgang Lutz on radio FM4

Podcast: Sustainable Development Goals: Why are we failing to meet them?

World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz gave an interview about the findings of the recently launched United Nations Global Sustainable Development Report to the Austrian radio station FM4 in the show Reality Check. Lutz points out three fields where we are moving in the wrong direction: Climate change, loss of biodiversity, and increasing inequality.

Download Lutz on Radio FM4 [mp3, 8,916.8 kb]

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VODCAST - 11 September 2019

United Nations

The future is now! Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

The United Nations launched a new Global Sustainable Development Report that is based on the work of 15 independent scientists, among them IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz.

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VODCAST - 09 August 2019

Wolfgang Lutz

The world's longest demographic time series

From 8-9 August 2019 the City of Uusikaupunki, Turku University and IIASA co-organized a scientific symposium that focused on population, peace and well-being on the occasion of the 300 year anniversary of the Nystad Peace in 1721. The presentation entitled "The world's longest demographic time series: Population trends and wellbeing in Finland 1722-2100" by Wolfgang Lutz starts at 03:48:30.

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VODCAST - 08 August 2019

Wolfgang Lutz, Sergei Scherbov

Peace and sustainable development

From 8-9 August 2019 the City of Uusikaupunki, Turku University and IIASA co-organized a scientific symposium that focused on population, peace and well-being on the occasion of the 300 year anniversary of the Nystad Peace in 1721. On the first day of the symposium, Wolfgang Lutz gave a short talk during the opening (from 14:00), and Sergei Scherbov gave a presentation entitled "A new look on population aging" (from 2:04:30).

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Sanchez-Romero M, Lee RD, & Fürnkranz-Prskawetz A (2020). Redistributive effects of different pension systems when longevity varies by socioeconomic status. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 17: e100259. DOI:10.1016/j.jeoa.2020.100259.

Sobotka T, Brzozowska Z, Muttarak R , Zeman K, & di Lego V (2020). Age, gender and COVID-19 infections. medRxiv DOI:10.1101/2020.05.24.20111765. (Submitted)

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