Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2023

Vienna, Austria, 6.-7.12.2023

The conference will be held in a hybrid format at the premises of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers:

Ridhi Kashyap, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Anna Matysiak,
 Interdisciplinary Center for Labour Market and Family Dynamics (LabFam), University of Warsaw
Iñaki Permanyer, Center for Demographic Studies (CED-CERCA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


Topics of interest include the following:

  • The role and evolution of education as one of the main factors of demographic heterogeneity
  • Increasing mortality gradients and health disparities across cohorts
  • Heterogeneity in fertility, reproduction and reproductive preferences
  • Exploring heterogeneity in the demographic behavior of migrant populations
  • Increasing heterogeneity across and within family structures
  • Heterogeneity in space: geographic areas, urban and rural populations
  • Projecting population heterogeneities
  • Demographic heterogeneity and socio-economic inequality: processes and policies
  • Social instability, segmentation, polarization and policy responses


Vienna Yearbook

A special issue of the  Vienna Yearbook of Population Research will be dedicated to the topic of this conference. Conference participants and other researchers will be invited to submit their papers on the conference theme to this platinum open-access journal.

Winter School

Prior to the conference, on 4-5 December 2023, the international Winter School on Population Heterogeneities will be organised by VID in collaboration with WIC.

Conference Organisers

at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, OeAW, University of Vienna) are:

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


For any questions regarding the conference, please contact conference.vid(at)oeaw.ac.at