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23 March 2020
How can migration, workforce participation, and education balance the cost of aging in Europe?

New IIASA research shows that higher levels of education and increasing workforce participation in both migrant and local populations are needed to compensate for the negative economic impacts of aging populations in EU countries.  More

17 March 2020
Rethinking mortality and how we plan for old age

Many people dream of comfortably living out their golden years. A new IIASA study however shows that older Europeans, and especially women, frequently underestimate how many years they have left, which could lead to costly decisions related to planning for their remaining life course.  More

03 March 2020
Study identifies regional malnutrition clusters across India

Childhood malnutrition in India remains a major problem. A new study shows that the problem is concentrated in specific geographic areas, which could help policymakers working to address the issue.  More

04 February 2020
Call for papers: Demographic aspects of human wellbeing

In the framework of the IIASA project "The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing", the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research is accepting paper submission for the Special Issue 2021.  More

27 January 2020
Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2020

The updated Aging Demographic Data Sheet comprehensively presents new measures of aging, developed at IIASA, for all countries in the world and world regions.  More

13 January 2020
A new Horizon2020 grant quantifies migration scenarios for better policy

IIASA researchers from the World Population Program partner in a new European Union funded project that will have a focus on migration in Europe.  More

03 December 2019
Differences in replacement level fertility point to inequalities

The percentage of the world’s population that is above or below the ‘replacement level of fertility’ has long been used as a measure of demographic development. A new study revisited how this metric is calculated and how useful it really is in terms of informing policy decisions.  More

29 November 2019
Informing better policies for an aging population

A new book by IIASA World Population Program researchers offers an opportunity to rethink how we define and measure aging to inform better policies for future societal and economic health.  More

26 November 2019
Science into public policy: UN and UK use IIASA research on population aging

IIASA’s research on population aging is increasingly being accepted and used. It brings 21st century tools to the study of 21st century population aging.  More

25 November 2019
A new Horizon2020 grant explores the patterns, motivations and modalities of migration

IIASA researchers from the World Population Program partner in a new European Union funded project that will have a focus on future migration in Europe.  More

28 October 2019
Improving governance is key for adaptive capacity

Governance in climate vulnerable countries will take decades to improve, substantially impeding the ability of nations to adapt to climate change and affecting billions of people globally, according to new research published in Nature Sustainability.  More

23 October 2019
The long arm of childhood conditions

Available research on the impact of a person’s socioeconomic status during childhood suggests that the circumstances one grows up in matter a great deal for adult health. The results of a new IIASA study supports the notion of a “long arm of childhood conditions” that remains invisible beyond mid-life but can affect health satisfaction later in life.  More

15 October 2019
Best paper award for former YSSP student Mr. Moradhvaj

Former IIASA Young Scientist Summer Program student Mr. Moradhvaj and his IIASA co-authors received the best paper award at the Second Asian Population Forum in Shanghai.  More

11 October 2019
Population aging to create pockets of climate vulnerability in the US

Population aging projections across the US show a divide between cities and rural areas, which could lead to pockets of vulnerability to climate change.  More

08 October 2019
Who is telling the truth about their health?

When researchers or policymakers ask health related questions – which they do a lot – they often rely on self-reported rather than tested health data. IIASA researchers looked into how reliable this type of data is for research and found that, depending on country or age, self-reported data could be highly biased.  More



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