31 August 2016 - 03 September 2016
Mainz, Germany

Demographic change and policy implications

The World Population Program is represented numerously at this year's European Population Conference in Germany.

Mainz, Germany © Tupungato | Dreamstime

Mainz, Germany © Tupungato | Dreamstime

Under the theme "Demographic Change and Policy Implications" the European Population Conference (EPC) 2016 is targeting the general scientific community in population studies. The conference will take place between 31 August - 3 September 2016 in Mainz, Germany and is organized by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and the German Federal Institute for Population Research.

18 demographers from the World Population Program will be chairing sessions and present latest POP research on the links between education and issues such as quality of life, health, fertility, and the ability to adapt to climate change. As part of the Wittgenstein Centre, latest research and publications are also presented at our conference booth. 

For more information to the conference please visit the official conference website.

Full list of IIASA contributions at the EPC

Thursday, September 1

Session 2: Mortality and Longevity, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

1. Increasing Human Capital fuels increasing Life Expectancy and Optimism for the Future • Marc Luy, Marina Zannella, Christian Wegner-Siegmundt, Yuka Sugawara Minagawa, Wolfgang Lutz, Graziella Caselli

Session 5: Recession and fertility, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

4. Long-term effects of economic recession on fertility: The case of South Korea • Doo-Sub Kim, Sam Hyun Yoo

Session 12: Adapting to ageing - policy responses in the pension system, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Chair: Dimiter Philipov

Session 16: Climate Change, Migration and Urbanisation, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Chair: Wolfgang Lutz

1. Examining the link between climate, conflict and cross-border migrationJesus Crespo Cuaresma, Raya Muttarak, Guy J. Abel

Session 26: Aging and retirement, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

5. Differential Effect of the Pension System on Education and Income by Life Expectancy • Miguel Sanchez Romero, Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz

Session 30: Innovations in demographic methods, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3. Demographic Metabolism at WorkWolfgang Lutz, Erich Striessnig

Session 32: Urban population dynamics, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3. Projecting the regional explicit socioeconomic heterogeneity in India by residenceSamir K.C.Markus Speringer

Session 38: Health, wellbeing and morbidity, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

3. Too educated to be happy? An Investigation into the Relationship between Education and subjective Well-beingErich StriessnigWolfgang Lutz

Session 39: Employment and well-being, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

4. Does working life expectancy reflect health status?Daniela Weber, Elke Loichinger

Session 44: Cross-national comparisons of internal migration, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

1. When the well runs dry, where do we go now? Exploring internal migration due to climate stress in Asia and Central and South America • Guy J. Abel, Raya Muttarak

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Population and Just Societies Program|Social Cohesion


and Wellbeing Research Group

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Katja Scherbov

Program and Project Officer

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EPC 2016

Research at the World Population Program


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