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World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century | Panel Discussion with Wolfgang Lutz (IIASA)

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.

The panel discussion on “World Population and Human Capital in the 21st Century” took place on 3 November 2014 at the Oxford Martin School. Panelists included:

  • Professor Wolfgang Lutz, Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, and Program Director, World Population Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Professor Francesco Billari, Head of Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Professor of Sociology and Demography, Fellow of Nuffield College
  • Professor David Coleman, Supernumerary Fellow in Human Sciences and University Professor in Demography
  • Professor Sarah Harper, Co-Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford Martin School
  • Chair: Sir Andrew Dilnot, Warden, Nuffield College and Chair, UK Statistics Authority 

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