03 November 2014
Oxford, United Kingdom

Presentation and Panel Discussion: World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century

IIASA scientists will discuss highlights and selected results from the latest population projections produced by the World Population Program at the Oxford Martin School.

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Hosted by Oxford Martin School and chaired by Sir Andrew Dilnot, Warden of Nuffield College and Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, this event presents and discusses the highlights of the projection results of the recently published Oxford University Press book entitled “World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century” (eds. Wolfgang Lutz, William P. Butz and Samir KC), produced by IIASA (and the Wittgenstein Center for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU)). It is a massive volume with 1056 pages including projection results for all countries in the world by age, sex and level of education. It is likely the most comprehensive assessment of the global state of knowledge about future population and human capital trends.

Book editor and World Population Program Leader Wolfgang Lutz will introduce the project and give an outline of methods, data and results. He will be supported by three lead authors: Bilal Barakat will provide some facts about future education trends, Stuart Basten will give some thoughts to the future of low fertility countries, and data expert Anne Goujon will outline the methodological background to the new set of projections by levels of educational attainment that was produced by a large team of researchers at the Wittgenstein Centre.

High-level scientist from Oxford will add their thoughts to the discussion.

Francesco Billari, Head of Department and Professor of Sociology and Demography, and Fellow of Nuffield College at Oxford University, will provide an introduction to the relevance of population projections.

David Coleman, renowned Professor of Demography at Oxford University, will give some comments to the new projections from a demography perspective.

Sarah Harper, Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford Martin School and Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, will give comments from a population ageing perspective.



Date: Monday, 3 November 2014, 17.00-19.30

Location: Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BD (Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets)

Registration: Oxford Martin School

The complete book Lutz, W., Butz, W. P., & KC, S. (Eds.) (2014) World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press is available for purchase from Oxford University Press: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198703167.do

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Wolfgang Lutz

Interim Deputy Director General for Science Directorate - DDG for Science Department

Principal Research Scholar and Senior Program Advisor Population and Just Societies Program

Principal Research Scholar and Senior Program Advisor Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

Samir K.C.

Senior Research Scholar Multidimensional Demographic Modeling Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

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