Does Europe need migrants for demographic reasons?

POPNET Newsletter 49, Spring 2018: This POPNET issue aims to deepen our knowledge of migration in the European context in light of its drivers and the integration of migrants. It highlights selected ongoing research activities of the Centre of Expertise for Population and Migration (CEPAM), which is jointly run by IIASA and the JRC.



In this issue:

  • Highlights from ongoing research activities of the Centre of Expertise for Population and Migration (CEPAM). These activities serve as background for the definition of alternative migration scenarios corresponding to possible alternative migration policies, and the assessment of their implications for receiving and sending societies;
  • Estimates of global bilateral migration flows by gender between 1960 and 2015;
  • World population and human capital in the 21st century, the 2018 update;
  • Using microsimulation to evaluate the impact of a better integration of immigrants;
  • Fertility among migrant and native-born women in Europe: Towards convergence?;
  • The role of age structure and education in economic growth for Austria, Spain, and Sweden over 200 years;
  • Climate change and migration potential;
  • Latest publication highlights: PNAS paper that highlights education and health as priorities in sustainable development; new book by Wolfgang Lutz and Reiner Klingholz "Education First! From Martin Luther to Sustainable Development"; The Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016; the Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2018; the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research with a focus on aging; new age- and gender-specific data on income, transfers, consumption and saving; and more;
  • Latest news from the World Population Program and Wittgenstein Centre 2017/2018: Awards, meeting highlights, and calls for applications.


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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