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
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
Last edited: 25 October 2017
Executive Summary: World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century
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