Supplement to the Asian Demographic and Human Capital Data Sheet 2012

The data on education in the Asian Demographic and Human Capital Data Sheet 2012 is obtained through the same methodology as the 2008 version.

Based on empirical starting data, past educational attainment by age and sex are reconstructed back to 1970, and projected to 2050 according to several scenarios. The method developed at IIASA’s World Population Program in Austria has been extensively documented and published in peer reviewed journals (Lutz et al. 2007, Riosmena et al. 2008, K.C. et al. 2010). The data presented in the  Data Sheet for 1990, 2010, and 2050 has been updated with more recent empirical starting data when available for around 2000-2011 for most countries in the world (Bauer et al. 2012), within the framework of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and forthcoming (2012-2013) Wittgenstein/Oxford global human capital projections.


Bauer R, Potancokova M, Goujon A, KC S (2012)

Populations for 171 Countries by Age, Sex, and Level of Education around 2010: Harmonized Estimates of the Baseline Data for the Wittgenstein Centre Projections

IIASA Interim Report IR-12-016 (12 12) More

KC S, Barakat B, Goujon A, Skirbekk V, Sanderson WC, Lutz W (2010)

Projection of populations by level of educational attainment, age, and sex for 120 countries for 2005-2050

Demographic Research, 22(15):383-472 (16 March 2010) More

Riosmena F, Prommer I, Goujon A, KC S (2008)

An Evaluation of the IIASA/VID Education-Specific Back Projections

IIASA Interim Report IR-08-019 (08 08) More

Lutz W, Goujon A, KC S, Sanderson WC (2007)

Reconstruction of populations by age, sex and level of educational attainment for 120 countries for 1970-2000

Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2007, 5:193-235 (December 2007) (Published online 11 December 2007) More

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