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


Among other information, POPNET 45 features a summary of the latest paper by Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Wolfgang Lutz and Warren C. Sanderson in Demography, entitled "Is the Demographic Dividend an Education Dividend?" It sheds new light on our understanding of the effects of population change on economic growth, with education rather than fertility decline being the main demographic driver.

POPNET 45 summarizes the four-year collaborative project within the European Commission 7th Framework program—"AGENTA: Ageing Europe: An application of National Transfer Accounts (NTA) for explaining and projecting trends in public finances"— which began in January 2014. Nine partners across Europe will take part in the project, with the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) acting as coordinator.

The forthcoming Special Feature in Ecology and Society edited by William P. Butz, Wolfgang Lutz and Jan Sendzimir will present evidence that shows that education is reducing vulnerability to natural disasters and hence unavoidable climate change.

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Since 1982 the World Population Program issues the  POPNET newsletter for an extensive network of researchers and institutes working in the field of population and sustainable development. On a regular basis collaborators and interested individuals are provided with details of developments at the Program, current research, latest publications and information on forthcoming meetings and conferences.

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