05 November 2021
Highlighting the power of multi-dimensional demography, this Advanced Introduction addresses the most consequential changes in our societies and economies using quantitative approaches. It defines three demographic theories with predictive power – demographic metabolism, transition and dividend – and repositions the discipline at the heart of social science.
This Advanced Introduction is a must-read for demographers around the globe, as well as students of demography at all levels. It will also be useful to academics in other social sciences, including human geography, development studies and sociology scholars interested in what state-of-the-art demography has to offer their fields.
At the online event, co-organized by International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) , Population Europe and Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, OeAW, University of Vienna) the author will present the textbook and will discuss his theses with five internationally renowned researchers working at the universities of Berkeley, Bocconi, Stanford, Singapore and the Collegio de Mexico, as well as with the audience.
Date: 5 November 2021 (15:00-16:00 CET).
Link to registration: https://population-europe.eu/book-launch-wolfgang-lutz
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Wolfgang Lutz, Advanced Introduction to Demography (Elgar Advanced Introductions series), Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, Northampton, Massachusetts 2021
Last edited: 28 October 2021
Acting Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program
Principal Research Scholar and Senior Program Advisor Population and Just Societies Program
Marois, G. , Gietel-Basten, S., & Lutz, W. (2021). China's low fertility may not hinder future prosperity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (40), e2108900118. 10.1073/pnas.2108900118.
Thiery, B.W., Lange, S., Rogelj, J. , Schleussner, C.-F., Gudmundsson, L., Seneviratne, S.I., Andrijevic, M., Frieler, K., et al. (2021). Intergenerational inequities in exposure to climate extremes. Science 374 (6564), 158-160. 10.1126/science.abi7339.
Lutz, W., Reiter, C. , Özdemir, C., Yildiz, D. , Guimaraes, R. , & Goujon, A. (2021). Skills-adjusted human capital shows rising global gap. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (7), e2015826118. 10.1073/pnas.2015826118.
Lutz, W., Striessnig, E. , Dimitrova, A., Ghislandi, S., Lijadi, A., Reiter, C. , Spitzer, S. , & Yildiz, D. (2021). Years of good life is a well-being indicator designed to serve research on sustainability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (12), e1907351118. 10.1073/pnas.1907351118.
Reiter, C. & Lutz, W. (2020). Survival and Years of Good Life in Finland in the very long run. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research 54, 1-27. 10.23979/fypr.87148.
Burns, T., Lutz, W., Goujon, A. , & K.C., S. (2020). The Potential of Integrated Education and Population Policies. In: Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century. pp. 91-98 Paris, France: New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD Publishing. ISBN 978-92-64-49456-510.1787/879c4f7a-en.
Lutz, W. (2020). World Population Trends and the Rise of homo sapiens literata. In: Transformative Roles of Science in Society: From Emerging Basic Science Toward Solutions for People’s Wellbeing. pp. 43-67 Vatican City: Ex Aedibus Academicis in Civitate Vaticana. ISBN 978-88-7761-114-7
Marois, G. , Bélanger, A., & Lutz, W. (2020). Population aging, migration, and productivity in Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, e201918988. 10.1073/pnas.1918988117.
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