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
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
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
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
For her dissertation on the international perspective on aging and cognitive decline, IIASA researcher Daniela Weber will receive the Lower Austria Chamber of Labour Science Prize. More
Faster increases in life expectancy reflect a process in which people become healthier, generally more capable, and indeed younger in many ways even if they have lived longer lives, according to population experts at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). More
Improved living conditions and less gender-restricted educational opportunities reduce the cognitive disparities between men and women or improve the gap in favor of women, according to new research by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Karolinska Institutet. More
A new IIASA study shows that in most European countries, if labor force participation rates remain at current levels, by 2050 it would be necessary to raise pension ages above age 68. More
IIASA demographer Sergei Scherbov has won an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council to explore population aging and its impacts on Europe and beyond. More
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Gietel-Basten S & Scherbov S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0881-1073 (2019). Better way to measure ageing in Oceania that takes life expectancy into account. Australasian Journal on Ageing DOI:10.1111/ajag.12692. (In Press)
Gietel-Basten S, Mau V, Sanderson W, Scherbov S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0881-1073, & Shulgin S (2019). Ageing in Russia: a Regional Appraisal. Journal of Population Ageing: 1-18. DOI:10.1007/s12062-019-9238-x.
Ghislandi S, Sanderson W, & Scherbov S (2019). A Simple Measure of Human Development: the Human Life Indicator. Population and Development Review 45 (1): 219-233. DOI:10.1111/padr.12205.
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