The POPJUS Program continues and builds upon research activities previously undertaken in the IIASA World Population and Risk and Resilience programs. Insights into current and future population sizes, structures, and distributions are fundamental to understanding human impacts on ecosystems and simultaneously, the impact of environmental changes on human wellbeing differentiated by sub-populations.
The program’s research agenda embraces the key priority in the IIASA strategic plan by identifying sustainable development challenges and exploring people-centric systems solutions for sustainable, resilient, just and equitable societies. The program focuses on strengthening the human-centered and population-based approach, taking into consideration equity and the just distribution of opportunities, outcomes, and processes. In doing so, the program builds on existing strengths and expertise in population and human capital modeling as well as expertise in understanding, managing, and equitably governing systemic and existential risks associated with global change. The program will continue to invest in advancing its methods, approaches, and data to deliver results that can be incorporated into system analytical models, inclusive policy processes, and ultimately into equitable and effective policy pathways and transformations.
POPJUS is one of the three pillars of The Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, a collaboration among the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Vienna.
Models, tools, datasets
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28 November 2022
08 September 2022
K.C., S. & Gailey, N. (2023). Human capital futures in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus amid aging, depopulation, and high skilled emigration. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-23-003
Seebauer, S., Thaler, T., Hanger-Kopp, S., & Schinko, T. (2023). How path dependency manifests in flood risk management: observations from four decades in the Ennstal and Aist catchments in Austria. Regional Environmental Change 23 (1) e31. 10.1007/s10113-023-02029-y.
Ghio, D., Bosco, C., Natale, F., Loeschner, J., & Goujon, A. (2023). Age patterns of net migration and urbanisation dynamics across European municipalities. Population, Space and Place e2599. 10.1002/psp.2599.
González-Leonardo, M., Newsham, N., & Rowe, F. (2023). Understanding Population Decline Trajectories in Spain using Sequence Analysis. Geographical Analysis 10.1111/gean.12357.
González-Leonardo, M., Potančoková, M. , Yildiz, D. , & Rowe, F. (2023). Quantifying the impact of COVID-19 on immigration in receiving high-income countries. PLOS ONE 18 (1) e0280324. 10.1371/journal.pone.0280324.