Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2020

Vienna, November 30 - December 1, 2020
The conference is planned to be held in a hybrid format.


COVID-19 is causing serious health, social and economic challenges, several of which are directly related to demographic factors. While the initial efforts focus on slowing the spread of the pandemic and mitigating its immediate impact, significant demography-related consequences are expected in the longer term, ranging from the way our economies function in terms of labor markets and migration, to family related behavior (including possible effects on fertility), international travel patterns and social and health care policies, as well as to how the economic burden can be shared fairly across the population.

This conference aims to bring together researchers from around the world working on COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences from a demographic perspective.

The conference will be held in a hybrid format, depending on the applicable Covid-19 regulations at the time the conference it could be switched to an online only format.
Presentations and attendance are either on-site in Vienna at the Campus WU or online. Detailed information will be distributed to registered participants. Due to COVID-19 regulations participation is only possible with online registration.

A Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (VYPR) is devoted to the topic of this conference. See the according Call for Papers  here.

Conference organisers at the Wittgenstein Centre:

Paola Di Giulio (co-ordinator), Michael Kuhn, Wolfgang Lutz, Marc Luy, Raya Muttarak


If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact conference.vid(at)oeaw.ac.at

The Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2020 is organized by the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital

The Centre is a collaboration among the Department of Demography of the University of Vienna, the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW).