The work on the Oxford University Press book, World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century, was completed. A relational database containing associated population data and projections will be made available to all interested researchers and decision makers at the beginning of 2014.
Systematic work on redefining population aging to account for its dynamic nature culminated in the introduction of the Characteristics Approach, a new measurement that allows “transitional trajectories” to the category “old” to be developed.
Substantial progress was made in understanding the impact of education on disaster and on climate change vulnerability and adaptability. Solid evidence on these topics obtained through POP research activities in 2013 was published in a special issue of the journal, Ecology and Society.
The Age and Cohort Change (ACC) research group contributed to building a global database on religious denominations around the world. Different aspects of the interplay between age and cognition also continued to be investigated.
World Population Program (POP) researchers challenge the widespread notion that replacement level fertility is the most desirable level of fertility for countries currently both above and below that level. More
Joint research by the World Population (POP) and Mitigation of Air Pollution (MAG) programs shows that advanced but costly measures to reduce fine particulate matter would improve air quality, human health, and longevity in India, and also pay for themselves in a few years by increasing productivity. More
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