Activities for 2014

The World Population Program (POP) will continue to produce new and improved basic methodologies in formal demography and to further their application to societal challenges during 2014.

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POP has a full program of work for 2014.

Productive collaboration with the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) will be continued under the umbrella of the Wittgenstein Centre.

Following is an-depth look at upcoming 2014 research in the POP program:

Accounting for socioeconomic heterogeneity in IIASA models

World Population Program (POP) scientists will contribute data on socio-demographic heterogeneities to a new cross-cutting program at IIASA that will include the assumptions developed in 2012 for the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP) scenarios. More

Population dynamics and sustainable development

The World Population Program (POP) will work on new European Research Council proposals to advance nonconventional, human resource-based approaches to understanding population dynamics and its implications for sustainable development. More

International seminar on demographic differential vulnerability to natural disasters

The International Seminar “Demographic Differential Vulnerability to Natural Disasters in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation” will be organized in April as a concluding meeting of the ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Wolfgang Lutz. More

Completion of OUP population projections book

The IIASA World Population Program (POP) in close collaboration with other Wittgenstein Centre partners has finalized the book, World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century, to be published by Oxford University Press. More


Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), Austria;
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria;
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Austria.

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Last edited: 22 May 2014


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