2018 POP News

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07 December 2018
Disability among India’s elderly much higher than census estimates

New estimates of disability among India’s elderly population, based on the ability to carry out three basic living activities – walking, dressing, and toileting – show that the scale of the problem is much larger than suggested by the Indian national census.  More

27 November 2018
Broadening demographic horizons

The latest Vienna Yearbook of Population Research invited renowned current and former collaborators of Wolfgang Lutz to share their recent research.  More

27 November 2018
Best Paper Award for IIASA demographers

World population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz and Senior Researcher Jesus Crespo Cuaresma were awarded the 2018 WU City of Vienna Best Paper Award.  More

14 November 2018
Feminizing the workforce in aging East Asia

Options Winter 2018/19: Increasing the number of highly skilled women in the work force of East Asian countries could alleviate the expected negative economic consequences of population aging in these societies.  More

12 November 2018
Studying mortality to advance social development

Options Winter 2018/19: Nandita Saikia joined the World Population Program as an IIASA postdoc in August 2017. Her research interests include population health and mortality, and migration analysis.  More

06 November 2018
New measure for the wellbeing of populations could replace Human Development Index

IIASA researchers have introduced a new, simple measure for human wellbeing across countries, called the Human Life Indicator (HLI), that takes inequality into account and could replace the commonly used but error-prone Human Development Index (HDI).  More

12 October 2018
Global health and the changing contours of human life

Wolfgang Lutz is one of the leading authors in a new Report of the International Panel on Social Progress.  More

01 August 2018
India needs ‘giant leap’ to meet 2030 targets in reducing child mortality rates

IIASA researchers have found that almost half of the districts in India are not on track to reduce the mortality rates of newborns and meet the target set out under Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) for 2030, while a third will not meet the target for under-five mortality rates.  More

31 July 2018
Diversity and education influence India’s population growth

Differences within India’s population influence population projections for years to come, according to research conducted by IIASA and the Asian Demographic Research Institute. This information could help India and its workforce to catch up to more developed Asian countries with higher GDP per capita.  More

11 July 2018
Asian Demographic and Human Capital Data Sheet 2018

The 2018 update of the Asian Demographic and Human Capital Data Sheet has a focus on meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals education targets.  More

22 June 2018
UK weight misperception highest among overweight and obese, influenced by socioeconomic factors

A new study reveals that overweight and obese adults in the UK are more likely to underestimate their weight status and less likely to try to lose weight, especially among lower-income, lower-education, and minority groups.  More

06 June 2018
Wittgenstein Centre Progress Report 2011-2017

This report presents scientific achievements and results as well as core scientists and their research focus during the period 2011-2017.  More

04 June 2018
European Demographic Data Sheet 2018

The latest data sheet provides a comprehensive look at key demographic indicators and main population trends for all European countries.  More

18 May 2018
Call for applications: Hands-on workshop on demographic analysis with applications to aging societies

From 19 - 30 Nov, Sergei Scherbov will lead a workshop for junior scientists and early-to mid-career professionals at Chulalongkorn University. Application deadline: 6 July 2018.  More

15 May 2018
Gender discrimination results in the deaths of extra 239,000 girls per year in India

A new study has found that there is an average of 239,000 excess deaths per year of girls under the age of five in India, or 2.4 million in a decade, and excess female child mortality is found in 90% of districts in the country.  More

27 April 2018
Fifth Mindel Sheps Award to current and former IIASA demographers

Former World Population Program LeaderAndrei Rogers was awarded the 2018 Mindel Sheps Award at the Population Association of America meeting.  More

18 April 2018
New book looks at the future of population and migration

A new book from IIASA and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) examines potential future scenarios on population trends across the world, taking into account migration, fertility, mortality, education, and labor force participation.  More

16 April 2018
Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

Rising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy life. However, new research from Wolfgang Lutz and Endale Kebede, from IIASA and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) has shown that instead, the level of education a person has is a much better predictor of life expectancy.  More

13 February 2018
The role of education in enabling the sustainable development agenda

This new book explores the relationship between education and other key sectors of development in the context of the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda.  More

15 January 2018
Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2018

The first Aging Demographic Data Sheet comprehensively presents new measures of aging, developed at IIASA, for all countries in the world and world regions, including projections for 2050.  More



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