28 April 2015

Visualization of the Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015

IIASA now provides a new visualization tool for presenting population projections by age, sex, and level of educational attainment for the world, world regions, and 195 countries, with a time horizon to 2060.

Users can now explore the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) population projections with a focus on the progress in female education. The data illustrate that investments in human capital, especially (female) education, are critical for global sustainable development and better lives of future generations. They also show how alternative policies of education expansion in the near-term can significantly influence the medium- to long-term future paths of population growth for individual countries and the world as a whole.

With one click, simple charts show data for the world or one of the 195 covered countries:

  • Mean years of schooling for women at age 15-44 for 2015;
  • Population in millions for 2015 and 2060 based on three different scenarios of possible future development in educational attainment;
  • Life expectancy at birth (2010-2015);
  • Number of children per woman in 2015;
  • Level of education of women 25 years of age and older.

Access the new visualisation tool here.

Background and further information

The presented information is based on the latest data and analyses, which were discussed in a recent book entitled "World Population & Global Human Capital in the Twenty-first Century" published by Oxford University Press, and consolidated in the Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015. The Executive Summary of the book is available here

This date is more extensively presented on the Data Explorer website, where users can browse, visualize, and download all data.

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Last edited: 09 May 2016


Samir K.C.

Research Group Leader

Multidimensional Demographic Modeling Research Group

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Visualization of the Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015

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Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015

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