The need for a new population policy rationale

POPNET Newsletter 46, Spring 2015: Wittgenstein Centre projections illustrate the importance of national human resource development as a policy that can help achieve sustainable development. 



In this issue:  

  • New population projections: New broader projections bring a fundamentally improved view of future population;
  • Reprints from Science:
  1. Abel, GJ, Sander N (2014) Quantifying global international migration flows. Science, 343(6178), 1520–1522
  2. Lutz W, Butz W, KC S, Sanderson W, Scherbov S (2014) Population growth: Peak probability. Science, 346(6209), 561–561
  3. Lutz W, Muttarak R, Striessnig E (2014) Universal education is key to enhanced climate adaptation. Science 346(6213): 1061–1062

Feature articles:

16 February 2015
Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015

The Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015 presents new population projections by age, sex, and level of educational attainment for the world.  More

27 November 2014
Education is key to climate adaptation

According to new IIASA research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.  More

23 October 2014
World population likely to peak by 2070

New population projections from IIASA researchers provide a fundamentally improved view of future population, structured by age, sex, and level of education, which differ from recent projections by the United Nations.  More

23 September 2014
Population projections

In a new blog post, IIASA's demographers explain why they project the world population to peak this century and UN demographers believe stabilization is unlikely.  More

13 June 2014
European Demographic Data Sheet 2014

The latest data sheet shows the relative population change 2013–2050 due to migration for 49 European countries.  More

29 April 2014
Highlights from the joint Wittgenstein Centre/IUSSP International Seminar

3 days, 9 sessions, 22 presentations, 1 roundtable discussion, 40 participants at the seminar on demography and climate change in Kao Lak, Phang Nga 23-25 Apr 2014  More


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Katja Scherbov

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