Accounting for socioeconomic heterogeneity in IIASA models

World Population Program (POP) scientists will contribute data on socio-demographic heterogeneities to a new cross-cutting program at IIASA that will include the assumptions developed in 2012 for the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP) scenarios.

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Diversity and Teamwork

POP will partner with three other IIASA programs, Energy (ENE), Mitigation of Air Pollution and Green House Gases (MAG), and Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) to implement the crosscutting project "Accounting for Socio-economic Heterogeneity in IIASA Models."

POP scientists will contribute data on socio-demographic heterogeneities, including assumptions developed earlier for the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP) scenarios which are feeding into the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report and beyond.

A literature analysis will be conducted to support the associations between the identified quantifications of the heterogeneities and different IIASA models variables.

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Last edited: 22 May 2014


Wolfgang Lutz

Principal Research Scholar and Senior Program Advisor

Population and Just Societies Program

Acting Research Group Leader and Principal Research Scholar

Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group

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