Should policymakers be aiming to increase the number of people that are happy or the average happiness regardless of population size? However we choose to value the wellbeing of future generations, a smaller population could save tens of billions of dollars annually on climate change prevention policies. More
The executive summary of the UN’s report on population aging, released today, incorporates new measures of aging developed at IIASA—leading to more optimistic projections for aging populations around the world. More
The World Population Program has published a book to honor our distinguished colleague and long term IIASA researcher Sergei Scherbov on the occasion of his 65th birthday. More
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
Last edited: 17 November 2017
Executive Summary: World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century
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Yugbaré Belemsaga D, Goujon A, Bado A, Kouanda S, Duysburgh E, Temmerman M, & Degomme O (2018). Integration of postpartum care into child health and immunization services in Burkina Faso: findings from a cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health 15 (1) DOI:10.1186/s12978-018-0602-8.
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