29 April 2016
Helsinki, Finland

Potential impact of migration on human capital in Europe

At this year's Demography Symposium of the Finish Academy of Sciences Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was invited to give a presentation on the impact of migration.

Aerial panorama of Helsinki, Finland © Scanrail | Dreamstime

Aerial panorama of Helsinki, Finland © Scanrail | Dreamstime

The 2016 Annual Demography Symposium of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters (Societas Scientiarum Fennica) is dedicated to the recent immigration challenges in Europe. During presentations and discussions between speakers and the audience, the event aims to contribute to a better understanding of the background of the new developments with the help of different demographic aspects.

As leading expert in the study of population and human capital, World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was invited to give a panel presentation to this topic. In 2014, Lutz was elected to the Finish Society of Sciences and Letters. In addition, he is member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (since 2012), Leopoldina-German National Academy of Sciences (since 2013), and World Academy of Sciences (since 2014), and has received, among others, the Wittgentein Award Laureate, the Mattei Dogan Award of IUSSP, and recently the 2016 Mindel Sheps Award at the Population Association of America meeting

The symposium is organized by the social sciences section of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters and the venue is the House of the Estates, Snellmansgatan 9-11, Helsingfors. The symposium is open to public and free of charge but advance registration is needed.

For more information to this event please visit the conference website.

IIASA Population Projections

In 2014 the World Population Program (POP) together with the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) produced a new set of world population projections based on the broadest ever international review about what we know today about the drivers of fertility, mortality, migration, and education in different parts of the world and what we can assume for the future. The new results are presented in the Oxford University Press volume World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century (eds. W. Lutz, W.P. Butz, S. KC) and in the Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer.

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