26 May 2016 - 28 May 2016

Intergenerational transfer, human capital, and inequality

The International Sociological Association invited Wolfgang Lutz to give a presentation at its international conference on social stratification and mobility.

National University of Singapore (NUS) © Kittijaroon | Dreamstime

National University of Singapore (NUS) © Kittijaroon | Dreamstime

The International Sociological Association (ISA) is a non-profit association in the field of sociology and social sciences. Founded under the auspices of UNESCO, the ISA aims to represent sociologists from different schools of thought, scientific approaches and ideological opinion, and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. ISA's Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) was established in 1968 with the general objectives to promote high quality research on social stratification and social mobility, and the international exchange of scientific information in this field. 

Organized by the Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in collaboration with NTU School of Humanities and Social Sciences, this conference will examine patterns and consequences of intergenerational transfer of money, time, wealth, or psychological resources to human capital development (education, health, trainings, etc) of the population.

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. Lutz founded the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) to apply the powerful methodological tools of demography to the analysis of human capital formation, thus introducing the “quality” dimension into demography and heightening the relevance of demography to almost all aspects of global development. In 2014 the World Population Program (POP) together with the Wittgenstein Centre 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.

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

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Wolfgang Lutz

Acting Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

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

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Research project

Population Dynamics and Global Human Capital

Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU)


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