A clear priority focus on human capital—health and education—together with maintaining functioning environmental services offer a vision for an achievable and sustainable future, argues Wolfgang Lutz in his PNAS Inaugural Article. More
From 20 Nov - 1 Dec, Sergei Scherbov will lead a workshop for junior scientists and early-to mid-career professionals at Chulalongkorn University. Application deadline: 15 July 2017. More
IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz has received a new grant from the European Research Council. Lutz is scientific director of the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), and professor of applied statistics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). These institutions are part of the Wittgenstein Center, which Lutz leads. More
How climate change will affect future populations will depend to a great extent on people’s capacity to adapt to changing conditions. Such characteristics can be forecast in the long term, using well-established demographic methods, say IIASA researchers. More
In many developing countries, economic growth and deforestation seem to go hand in hand—but the links are not well understood. In a new study, researchers use an innovative methodology to quantify the relationship. More
Before leaving office, former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Wolfgang Lutz to be one of 15 independent scientists to draft a report on sustainable development ahead of a global review set for 2019. More
Between 19-23 June 2017 IIASA, the Asian Demographic ResearchInstitute (ADRI), andthe Wittgenstein Center (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) are organizing this Summer School. Application deadline: 24 March 2017. More
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Executive Summary: World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century
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Barakat B (2017). Time is Money: Disentangling Higher Education Cost-Sharing and Commodification Through Deferred Graduate Retirement. Higher Education Policy: 1-19. DOI:10.1057/s41307-017-0054-8.
Jakobsson N, Muttarak R, & Schoyen MA (2017). Dividing the pie in the eco-social state: Exploring the relationship between public support for environmental and welfare policies. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space: 1-27. DOI:10.1177/2399654417711448.
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