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16.01.2017 Population growth and the Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals would significantly slow population growth, according to a new Wittgenstein Centre study authored by Guy Abel, Bilal Barakat, Samir KC and Wolfgang Lutz. Read the full story: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about...

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14.12.2017 Human capital as the root cause of development and policy priority for the 21st century

IIASA World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz gave a talk entitled “Human capital as the root cause of development and policy priority for the 21st century” at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) as part of the IST Science and Society Lecture series. In his talk he discussed the state-of-the-art and multi-dimensional demographic analyses of changing population sizes and structures.

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Podcast

07.10.2016 - Pinpointing the human value in the migrant masses

Wolfgang Lutz, Zakarya Al Zalak and Judith Kohlenberger were interviewed by Deutsche Welle journalist Kerry Skyring about the background and human value of refugees, results from a recent study conducted at the Wittgenstein Centre.

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01.04.2016 Mindel C. Sheps Award ceremony at the PAA 2016

Wolfgang Lutz was awarded the 2016 Mindel Sheps Award for his outstanding contributions to demographic methodology. The award was presented by Hans-Peter Kohler and accepted by Wolfgang Lutz at the Population Association of America meeting on 1 April 2016.

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11.02.2016 Population, Education and the the Sustainable Development Goals - Presentation by Wolfgang Lutz

To generate ideas and share knowledge of sustainability solutions, IIASA, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Austrian Embassy in Washington have co-sponsored a symposium under the theme "International Scientific Cooperation for Global Sustainability"

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Podcast

11.01.2016 How immigration changes a society - Interview with Wolfgang Lutz

Wolfgang Lutz gave an interview on migration and a recent study on who are the refugees in Austria to the Austrian radio station OE1. Together with Judith Brandner he discusses how migration has changed over time in the show Radiokolleg (in German).

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11.11.2015 IIASA Systems Analysis Conference 2015 - Lecture by Wolfgang Lutz

Watch Wolfgang Lutz speaking about "What should be the sustainability criteria in systems models?" in Session 1 at the IIASA Systems Analysis 2015 conference.

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31.8.2015 Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov rethink population aging

Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov explain why the substantial changes in life expectancy and health status have rendered traditional demographic measures inadequate for the analysis of aging at the population level in the 21st century.

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18.08.2015 Population Europe Inter-faces. An interview with Anne Goujon on education

The following questions are answered:
What impact did education have oon the development of our societies?
How can you complete missing data about edication in a reliable way?
What are the main obstacles in this process of data reconstruction?
Once this data is completed, what can we learn from it for the future?

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22.05.2015 Sergei Scherbov at the Shanghai Forum

Sergei Scherbov was invited to give a presentation on reassessing aging at this event and to participate in the round table discussion entitled “Dealing with Asia’s Aging Challenges” which was chaired by Professor Xizhe Peng (Fudan University).

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24.10.2014 Book launch 'World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century'

Watch the exclusive presentation of the latest Wittgenstein Centre population projections at the Wilson Center in Washington D.C., from 23 October 2014.

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Podcast

2.10.2014. Elke Loichinger on Population Aging on FM4

Elke Loichinger spoke to Vienna's Radio FM4 Reality Check show about a new study showing the benefits of population aging. 

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03.04.2014 Introducing our Research on The Global Flow of People

Take only 4 minutes to learn about the global flow of people. Guy Abel and Nikola Sander quantify the global flow of people for the first time. Their findings were published in Science on March 28. www.global-migration.info

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06.03.2014 New Measures of Age and Ageing - Interview with Sergei Scherbov

Scherbov describes in short how to rethink age and aging, explains the concepts of prospective age, prospective old age dependency ratio and prospective mean age, and the importance for public policies.

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23.01.2014 Wolfgang Lutz at the World Economic Forum 2014

Together with Kofi Annan, Peter D. Sutherland, Martin Schulz, William Lacy Swing, and Khalid Koser, Wolfgang Lutz was on the Panel on "Immigration - Welcome or Not?" at the World Economic Forum 2014 in Davos.

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16.05.2013 Marc Luy on Radio Ö1

Marc Luy in an interview to Austrian Radio station Ö1 on May 16th in the show “Abendjournal” on life expectancy.

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17.02.2013 Wolfgang Lutz on CNBC

A New Immigration Policy for Singapore? WIC Director Wolfgang Lutz discusses the demographic challenges in Singapore and Hong Kong on CNBC.

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Demography of the Seven Billion

24.01.2013 "Demography of the Seven Billion" Lecture by Dr. Warren C. Sanderson

As part of the 7 Billion and You Lecture and Discussion Series at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver

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13.09.2012 MS Wissenschaft in Austria, September 2012

The Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital contributed to the exhibition "MS Wissenschaft" that is sponsored in Austria by the FWF.

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13.01.2017 The Gaidar Forum 2017. Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2016

The first Russian Demographic Data Sheet, a collaboration between IIASA, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), and the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), was presented at the high-level Gaidar Forum on 13 January 2017 in Moscow. In thies dedicated session, Sergei Scherbov presented the methodological background of the applied alternative indicators of population ageing and the major results.

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05.-07.12.2016 Wittgenstein Centre Conference: "Variations on the Themes of Wolfgang Lutz"

The Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2016 was devoted to the scientific career and achievements of Wolfgang Lutz, who turned 60 in December 2016, and brought together international researchers in the field of Demography. The sessions of the conference covered: Human Capital; Fertility and Family Dynamics; Ageing; Multiregional/Multistate Projections; (Probabilistic) Projections; Population, Development and Environment

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30.06.2016 ATHLOS meeting: The characteristics of people are the key to study aging

Sergei Scherbov describes how people age differently in different countries and why new developed measures that are based on the characteristics of people are better suited to study aging.

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30.03.2016 science.talk: Bevölkerungsforscher Wolfgang Lutz

Barbara Stöckl talks to Wittgenstein awardee Wolfgang Lutz about our changing world and our future challenges in science.talk by ORF. More information to the show is available on the ORF website.

 

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04.02.2016 The impact of education on migration in Europe

During the European University Institute’s Forum on Migration, Citizenship and Demography on 4 February 2016 in Florence Wolfgang Lutz was interviewed to the question how increased global education will have an impact on migration in Europe.

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03.12.2015 Future Demographic Trends - Lecture by Wolfgang Lutz

Wolfgang Lutz gave a lecture under the title "Future demographic trends in Europe, Africa and Asia, and implications for migration" at the Joint Research Institute (JRC) of the European Commission.

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13.10.2015 Demografie - Wie zuverlässig ist sie? Wolfgang Lutz and Nikola Sander on ARTE TV

Wird es am Ende des Jahrhunderts elf Milliarden Menschen auf der Erde geben oder nur neun? In ihren Prognosen liegen die Demografen weit auseinander. Auch für Europa gibt es sehr unterschiedliche Vorhersagen. Dabei haben die Studien der Demografen direkte Konsequenzen. So leiten zum Beispiel Stadtplaner daraus ab, ob eine Region mehr Kindergärten oder größere Friedhöfe braucht. (Quelle: X:enius|ARTE)

Online until 11th January 2016

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18.08.2015 Population Europe Inter-faces. An Interview with Tomas Sobotka on fertility in times of crisis

The following questions are answered:
Does the recession influence birth rates?
Does it make a difference to family planning in times of economic crisis what kind of job people have?
Are there factors like family support, social networks or the infamous "biological clock" that are helping to overcome these worries?
What policies could encourage people not to postpone their plans to have children in times of economic crisis?

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17.6.2015. Sergei Scherbov at the launch of the World Bank Regional Report on Aging Societies

Sergei Scherbov participated as a panel member at the launch of the World Bank Regional Report on Aging in Europe and Central Asia.

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30.3.2015 Austria: The ash-tray of Europe? Raya Muttarak and Nadia Steiber on smoking on FM4

Wittgenstein Centre researchers Raya Muttarak and Nadia Steiber discuss their latest research on smoking in Austria in the radio show Reality Check on FM4.

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Infographic

23.10.2014 Will the world's population stop growing?

Check out one of the key points from the latest WIC projections at one glance on our infograph: Female education will make the difference. 

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26.09.2014 Book launch: Thinking of the future

Wolfgang Lutz and Franz Fischler presented and discussed their new book "Zukunft Denken - Werden es unsere Kinder besser haben? " (Thinking of the Future - Will our Children be better off?) in Vienna. (in German)

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20.03.2014 Global Human Capital - Interview with Wolfgang Lutz

Wolfgang Lutz describes in short how demographic dynamics contribute to the understanding of changes and trends in human capital, the main challenges in this regard for Latin America, and the role of migration.

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05.02.2014 New Measures of Age and Aging - Presentation by Sergei Scherbov

Sergei Scherbov presents his groundbreaking research on Aging at the El Colegio de México.

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01.10.2013 Wolfgang Lutz at the National Academy of Sciences

The presentation entitled "Intergenerational tradeoffs: What do future generations lose because of efforts to equitably improve current human well-being?" can be watch under "1-Oct, Session III. Conundrum: Wolfgang Lutz”

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11.04.2013 Women and Education - Wolfgang Lutz on Reality Check Radio

Lutz spoke to Vienna radio station FM4: Reality Check radio show about the importance of women's education.

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13.02.2013 Wolfgang Lutz on razor.tv

"Singapore's current birth rate is ok." Razor.tv features what renowned population expert Professor Wolfgang Lutz thinks about Singapore's fertility rate, and how a Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of 2.1 might not be ideal.

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15.01.2013 Population Europe Inter-faces. An Interview with Wolfgang Lutz

Topic: "Education is the demographic dimension that matters most for development"

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27.03.2012 Wolfgang Lutz speaks at the Affordable World Security Conference

Security today cannot come at the expense of security tomorrow. Long-term planning is needed to "win the future," and the earth will be a beneficiary of any effective comprehensive security program. Without the food, water and energy resources that fuel human society, traditional defense is meaningless. Sustainability is a core part of the security picture. Other presenters: Fred Guterl, Martin Lees, George Polk, Sylvia Earle

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Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2016: "Variations on the Themes of Wolfgang Lutz" - Now on Youtube
Watch all the Talks & Discussions of the Conference on our YouTube channel!

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01.12.2016 Which factors will decide the future of humanity?

A WU TV production (in German) on the occassion of Wolfgang Lutz being WU's Researcher of the Month (December 2016).
Wolfgang Lutz and his team have been cooperating with international demographics experts to investigate expected future population developments and how to make it possible for a future population of nine billion to live together in peace. Their results indicate that education plays a much more important role than previously believed.

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June 2016: REVES 2016 Meeting and Centre Summer School
In June, Wittgenstein Centre organised the REVES 2016 Meeting and the Summer School "The Demography of Health and Education" (funded by WWTF, City of Vienna, Wien Kultur). Watch the summary here.

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Podcast

12.03.2016 No education, no future: why states fail - Interview with Wolfgang Lutz

Wolfgang Lutz discusses with Ingo Kahle why education decides the future of humanity in the show "Zwölfzweiundzwanzig" of the German radio station RBB. (in German)

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04.02.2016 What we know about future population

The European University Institute’s Forum on Migration, Citizenship and Demography invited Wolfgang Lutz, Gustavo De Santis (University of Florence), Philippe Fargues (MPC), and Juan Dolado (EUI), to discuss the future of Europe’s demography.

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13.11.2015 IIASA Systems Analysis Conference 2015 - Closing Session

Watch the closing session panel on the outlook for systems analysis at the IIASA Systems Analysis 2015 conference, with Don Saari, Martin Lees, Luís Bettencourt, Nadya Komendantova, Raya Muttarak, Stephen Robinson, Peter M. A. Sloot, and Pavel Kabat.

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Presentation Slides

10.9.2015 Demography that matters - Presentation of Research Highlights and Plans - Wittgenstein Centre Celebrations & Symposium

40 years population research at IIASA, 40 years Vienna Institute of Demography and 5 years Wittgenstein Centre.

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18.08.2015 Population Europe Inter-faces. An interview with Anna Matysiak on childlessness

The following questions are answered:
Why do women remain childless?
What are the most important factors in the life histories of childless women?
Are these factors universal or did you find country differences?
What advice would you give to a young woman who does eventually want to have children?

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26.05.2015 Education or health?

Wolfgang Lutz was invited by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to discuss about "Education or health? What is the key to self-determined family planning?" together with Dr. Heide Richter-Airijoki, head of the GIZ program on development of the health sector in Kenya. (in German)

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4.11.2014 Presentation and Panel Discussion to the latest Wittgenstein Centre projections

Watch the presentation of the Centre's latest volume "World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century" followed by a panel discussion at the Oxford Martin School from 3 November 2014.

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20.10.2014. Wolfgang Lutz on the differences of the Centre's and the UN population projections

Wolfgang Lutz explains the difference between the estimated population growth published by the United Nations Population Division and several universities and the new 2014 Wittgenstein Centre projections.

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09.05.2014 The Future Population of our Planet

Wolfgang Lutz shows how universal primary and secondary education for all young women will slow population growth, generate greater economic growth, improve people's health, reduce population's vulnerability to natural disasters, and enhance democracy.

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Podcast

12.03.2014 Wir werden weniger - Interview with Wolfgang Lutz

Interviewed by the business magazine "Trend" of the Swiss Radio SRF Wolfgang Lutz describes why the world population will decrease and what consequences this will have in the future.

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Podcast

04.02.2014 Global human capital: Integrating education and population - Presentation by Wolfgang Lutz

Wolfgang Lutz discussed border issues on demographic research and projections by educational level.

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01.07.2013 Wolfgang Lutz at the UNECE Regional Conference

Wolfgang Lutz gave a keynote presentation at the UNECE Regional Conference "Enabling Choices: Population Priorities for the 21st Century" in Geneva, 1-2 July 2013.

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09.04.2013 Progress on Development - Wolfgang Lutz on Reality Check Radio

Wolfgang Lutz spoke to Vienna radio station FM4: Reality Check radio show about progress on reaching the Millennium Development Goals.

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30.01.2013 Airtalk with Warren Sanderson

The common perception is that as time marches on, the human population will continue to rise. Advances in technology and health will lead to longer lives, and thus the Earth will be burdened by billions upon billions of hungry mouths to feed, both young and old. And not just food, but oil, land, water and other resources will be gobbled up until there isn’t enough to go around. (...) So what does this mean for humanity? Are we headed out? Or are we going to continue to explode in numbers? Which science fiction future are you more looking forward to? (Copyright: Airtalk 30.01.2013)

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24.-26.10.2012 IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference

Researchers from the Wittgenstein Centre played an important role in making the IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference entitled "Worlds Within Reach. From Science to Policy" a great success.

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29.09.2011 Wittgenstein Centre Symposium

The inaugural Wittgenstein Symposium Demography, Education and Democracy - A Global Perspective discussed whether international development should be refocused toward providing aid to targeted education and health objectives, and if so, how this could be achieved.

Photo: © Parlamentsdirektion/Carina Ott

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The Wittgenstein Centre aspires to be a world leader in the advancement of demographic methods and their application to the analysis of human capital and population dynamics. It is a collaboration among the World Population Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (VID/ÖAW) and the Demography Group and the Research Institute on Human Capital and Development of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

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