IIASA’s World Population Program (POP) addresses the human development dimension of global change. It comprehensively studies the changing size and composition of human populations around the world and analyzes both their impacts and vulnerabilities. Using methods of multi-dimensional population dynamics – developed at IIASA in the 1970s – POP focuses on the roles of human capital formation and global population ageing and on the interaction of these trends with the social, economic and natural environment.
As part of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, a collaboration between IIASA, the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), POP is world leader in expanding demographic methods in order to be more relevant for the analysis of contemporary global challenges.
The IIASA component of this work is structured into the following projects:
This project aims to achieve a better understanding of ageing by identifying patterns of healthy ageing pathways or trajectories and their determinants, the critical points in time when changes in trajectories are produced, and to propose timely clinical and public health interventions. More
This project aims to project the population of Niger by age, gender, education, ethnicity, and region according to different scenarios. More
The Centre of Expertise on Population and Migration is a new research partnership between IIASA's World Population Program and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre that provides science-based knowledge on migration and demography to support EU policy. More
This project will comprehensively map out the status quo in terms of the conceptual definitions and partial data sources relating migration and education, their comparability, and existing attempts to reconcile them. More
This research project funded through the Systems Analysis Forum (SAF) aims to better understand the interaction between labour flows and capital flows in an economy. This work will help to improve the assessment of welfare dynamics and evaluate policies that can lead to higher levels of economic welfare. More
Last edited: 12 July 2018
Executive Summary: World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century
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