Call for Papers from The Wittgenstein Centre:Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences

Call for Papers from The Wittgenstein Centre: 

Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences


The Wittgenstein Centre, a key collaborative institute for ADRI and the Asian MetaCentre for Population Studies and Sustainable Development, announces a call for papers for its upcoming conference, Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and its Consequences,to be held November 30 through December 1, 2020 in Vienna, Austria.  Scholars are currently exploring many topics related to the spread of COVID-19 and its impacts on economic and social systems. This conference aims to bring together researchers from around the world working on the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences from a demographic perspective.  


This conference will focus on the following topics:

 What factors explain regional and country differentials in population vulnerability to the COVID-19 pandemic? What are the contributions of demographic factors such as age structure, spatial distribution, social stratification and migration, and social factors such as norms in explaining vulnerability and responses to COVID-19?

 What are the demographic consequences of COVID-19, for example, on fertility, partnership, mortality, health, and migration?

 What are the economic consequences of COVID-19 and how will they affect population subgroups differentially?

 What are the lessons learned in terms of data needs and methods of analysis as well as policy priorities for the future?


A set of the best papers presented will be published in the peer-reviewed Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, and all draft papers and posters will be made openly accessible to the scientific community by the time of the conference.

The deadline for submission is  July 31, 2020. To submit papers online, visit:


Submissions should include:

  a short abstract (200–400 words) and

  an extended abstract (2–5 pages) or the full paper.

Please ensure the abstract includes the title, full name(s), affiliation and e-mail addresses of each author.

The authors of accepted papers will be informed by September 18, 2020 by the conference organizers at the Wittgenstein Centre. 

For any questions regarding the conference, please contact:


Further information concerning conference papers is attached.  

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