News & Highlights from the World Population Program 2014-15

2015

15 December 2015
In aging, one size does not fit all

New IIASA research provides a suite of measurements that could replace conventional measures of age, supporting smarter policies for retirement and health care.  More

18 September 2015
Systems analysis for global transformations

A special issue of the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change explores research on uncertainty and global transformations.  More

02 September 2015
POPNET Newsletter 47, Autumn 2015

The latest issue of IIASA's POPNET newsletter features a retrospect on 40 years demographic research at IIASA.  More

31 August 2015
Older people getting smarter, but not fitter

Older populations are scoring better on cognitive tests than people of the same age did in the past —a trend that could be linked to higher education rates and increased use of technology in our daily lives, say IIASA population researchers.  More

10 August 2015
The future of world religions

A new study by IIASA population researchers projects how world religious affiliations could change up to 2050.  More

27 July 2015
New Institute for Asian Demographic Research

IIASA’s World Population Program and the University of Shanghai agreed to closely work together in establishing the Institute for Asian Demographic Research in Shanghai.  More

08 July 2015
Social engagement aids disaster preparedness

Community participation and strong social networks can aid preparedness to natural disaster such as tsunamis in vulnerable regions, shows new research conducted in the south of Thailand.  More

29 June 2015
World Bank aging report uses IIASA research

IIASA population projections and results from the ERC-supported Re-Aging project are used in a new World Bank report on population aging in Europe and Central Asia.  More

12 May 2015
Linking population and climate change

Population growth and changes in demographic structure are a key factor influencing future climate change, as well as people’s ability to adapt.  More

06 May 2015
Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer Version 1.2

A more user-friendly version of this online data explorer developed by population researchers at IIASA and the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA-VID/OeAW-WU) is now available with extended data.  More

05 May 2015
Horizon 2020 grant supports aging and health research

A new grant from the European Union will support an international research project on aging and health, including IIASA population researchers.  More

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.  More

15 April 2015
Higher life expectancy could lead to slower aging

Faster increases in life expectancy reflect a process in which people become healthier, generally more capable, and indeed younger in many ways even if they have lived longer lives, according to population experts at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).  More

27 February 2015
POPNET Newsletter 46, Spring 2015

The latest issue of IIASA's POPNET newsletter provides a brief overview of last months highlights at the World Population Program.  More

16 February 2015
Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015

The Global Human Capital Data Sheet 2015 presents new population projections by age, sex, and level of educational attainment for the world.  More

16 January 2015
Wolfgang Lutz elected deputy member of the Leopoldina Senate

IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was elected as deputy member to the Senate of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences.  More


2014

27 November 2014
Education is key to climate adaptation

According to new IIASA research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.  More

01 November 2014
What's your place in the world population?

IIASA researcher Samir KC together with collagues from the World Bank have developed an interactive tool that shows the journey of an individuals life in numbers and dates.  More

26 October 2014
Wolfgang Lutz elected TWAS Fellow 2014

IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz has been elected to the World Academy of Sciences.  More

23 October 2014
World population likely to peak by 2070

New population projections from IIASA researchers provide a fundamentally improved view of future population, structured by age, sex, and level of education, which differ from recent projections by the United Nations.  More

24 September 2014
The plus side of population aging

An aging society will have numerous benefits, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and researchers in Germany and the United States.  More

23 September 2014
Population projections

In a new blog post, IIASA's demographers explain why they project the world population to peak this century and UN demographers believe stabilization is unlikely.  More

18 September 2014
Population policy for sustainable development

Education and health, particularly for women, should be the priority focus of new population policies for the 21st century, according to a growing body of research from IIASA demographers.  More

20 August 2014
A demographic perspective on religion

The mixes of religion and ethnicity in society are changing in Vienna, Europe, and the world. IIASA research provides a demographic perspective.  More

18 August 2014
IIASA population researchers release data explorer

A new online data explorer from population researchers at IIASA and the Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA-VID/OeAW-WU) provides data, projection assumptions, and results on the population of all world countries.  More

28 July 2014
Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish

Improved living conditions and less gender-restricted educational opportunities reduce the cognitive disparities between men and women or improve the gap in favor of women, according to new research by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Karolinska Institutet.  More

30 June 2014
Communication prize for IIASA demographer

The Lundbeck Foundation ESOF2014 Communication Prize has been awarded to IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz.  More

17 June 2014
Multimedia: Demographic Differential Vulnerability to Natural Disasters in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation

Watch the presentations and discussions from the joint Wittgenstein Centre/IUSSP International Seminar in Kao Lak.  More

13 June 2014
European Demographic Data Sheet 2014

The latest data sheet shows the relative population change 2013–2050 due to migration for 49 European countries.  More

07 May 2014
A new tool to measure the speed of aging

A physical test for measuring age shows wide differences between the rates of aging among different population groups, according to new research by IIASA demographers.  More

29 April 2014
Highlights from the joint Wittgenstein Centre/IUSSP International Seminar

3 days, 9 sessions, 22 presentations, 1 roundtable discussion, 40 participants at the seminar on demography and climate change in Kao Lak, Phang Nga 23-25 Apr 2014  More

01 April 2014
Education as defense to natural disasters

In this special feature of Ecology and Society, the authors show that societies can develop long-term defense against the dangers of climate change  More

12 March 2014
Education boosts brain function long after school

Education significantly improves mental functioning in seniors even four decades after finishing school, shows a new study published in the journal Demography by researchers at IIASA and the University of Linz.  More

04 March 2014
To avoid very high pension ages, enable more to work

A new IIASA study shows that in most European countries, if labor force participation rates remain at current levels, by 2050 it would be necessary to raise pension ages above age 68.  More

24 February 2014
Call for Papers: New Measures of Age and Ageing

New ways of measuring population ageing that accurately represent the real world, International Conference, Vienna, Austria, 3-5 Dec 2014  More

18 February 2014
Policy Brief: The role of education in the Arab Spring

The lack of quality education in Arab-Spring countries and the role of the European Union is subject of the latest Policy Brief by POP Researcher Anne Goujon.  More

17 February 2014
POPNET Newsletter 45, Winter 2013/14

The latest issue of IIASA's POPNET newsletter provides a brief overview of last years highlights at the World Population Program  More

06 February 2014
Why do young people fail to thrive?

Around the world, more and more young people are failing to find stable jobs and live independently. A new study from IIASA population researchers explains why.  More

23 January 2014
The upside of migration

To improve migration policies, Europe should consider education levels, argued IIASA’s Wolfgang Lutz at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  More


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