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Vienna Institute of Demography:Conditions, trends and consequences of demographic ageing in AustriaResearch Programme


Programme type

Subtheme on ageing

Programme status


Total number of funded projects


Summary of key aims

Description, analysis, and projection of the age structure of the Austian population, of the demographic structure, living arrangements and health status of the elderly population, and of the consequences of demographic ageing for economic, social and health policy.
Analysis of intergenerational relations, of attitudes towards policy on ageing and retirement, and of preferences for living as an elderly.
In the near future more attention will be given to demographic-economic interrelationships of population ageing, in particular in the context of the SHARE-project.

Management contact

Richard Gisser
+43 1 51581 7704
Vienna Institute of Demography
Prinz-Eugen-Str. 8-10
1040 Vienna

Admin contact

Austrian Academy of Sciences
+43 1 51581-0
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Ignaz Seipel Plate 2
1010 Vienna

Funding contact

Herwig Friesinger
+43 1 51581-0
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Ignaz Seipel Plate 2
1010 Vienna

Is the project externally evaluated?


Who has evaluated, or will evaluate, the programme?

The programme was evaluated twice implicitly, i.e. within the framework of the evaluations 1997 and 2003 of the Vienna Institute of Demography, one of the social science institutes of the Austrian Academy of Sciences which were evaluated by the same teams, respectively. The 1997 evaluation group was headed by Hansgert Peisert (members: Max Kaase, Dieter Sauberzweig and Wolfgang Zapf). The 2003 evaluation group was headed by Karl Ulrich Mayer (members: J?rgen Friedrichs, J?rgen von Hagen, Ronald Lesthaeghe and Ortwin Renn).

What forms of international collaboration does the programme support?

  • ▪ Foreign collaborators working in their own countries
  • ▪ Travel for foreign collaborators
  • ▪ National researchers abroad
  • ▪ Travel for national researchers

Interdisciplinary research is a strategic priority...

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