Presentation and Panel Discussion: World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century

VODCAST - 03 November 2014 Sir Andrew Dilnot, Wolfgang Lutz, Francesco Billari, David Coleman, Sarah Harper


Wolfgang Lutz presents the new Oxford University Press book “World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century” which provides the broadest availably scientific synthesis of what is known about the drivers of population and education in all countries of the world.

The future of global development as well as the end of world population growth in the 21st century will crucially depend on further progress in education, particularly of girls. Almost universally, better educated women have fewer children, have healthier children and are in better heath themselves. Broad based secondary education has been shown to be a key driver of economic growth, of improving governance and democracy and of enhancing the adaptive capacity to climate change.

Wolfgang Lutz, Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU) and Program Director of IIASA's world Population Program,  Francesco Billari, Head of Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Professor of Sociology and Demography, Fellow of Nuffield College, David Coleman, Supernumerary Fellow in Human Sciences and University Professor in Demography, and Professor Sarah Harper, Co-Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford Martin School, discussed the latest population projections at this public lecture.


Wolfgang Lutz

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World Population

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