The Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer developed by IIASA's World Population Program scientists in partnership with the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences researchers under the umbrella of the Wittgenstein Center for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) is now available online.
Designed using R+Shiny, the Data Explorer provides data, projection assumptions, and results on the population of all world countries (195) by age, sex, and education for alternative scenarios from 2010 to 2060 with extensions to 2100, based on a half-dozen scenarios. Other indicators related to fertility, mortality, and migration are also be available. There is the option of consulting the data online or downloading into a file (CSV) that can also be read using the software. The Data Explorer includes graphical representation in the form of dynamic pyramids and maps. The users can access links to country profiles and the relevant meta-data for more details.
The global population projection exercise has been documented in an Oxford University Press book by Lutz, Butz, and K.C. (Eds) released in 2014, and summarized in an Executive Summary.
The data explorer can be accessed at www.wittgensteincentre.org/dataexplorer/
Last edited: 09 May 2016
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