World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century: An Overview (Paperback)
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World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century: An Overview (Paperback)

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Condensed into a detailed analysis and a selection of continent-wide datasets, this revised edition of World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century addresses the role of educational attainment in global population trends and models. Presenting the full chapter text of the original edition alongside a concise selection of data, it summarizes past trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and education, and examines relevant theories to identify key determining factors. Deriving from a global survey of hundreds of experts and five expert meetings on as many continents, World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century: An Overview emphasizes alternative trends in human capital, new ways of studying ageing and the quantification of alternative population, and education pathways in the context of global sustainable development. It is an ideal companion to the county specific online Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198813422
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 1270 g
Dimensions: 247 x 171 x 41 mm

Review from previous edition Provides an excellent summary of the state of the discipline, as it concerns itself with the determinants of fertility, mortality, migration, the changing population composition by education, and the meaning of age. * Roderic Beaujot, University of Western Ontario, Canadian Studies in Population *
Projections of the educational composition of adult populations is the major achievement of this book. Opinions will vary on whether education should be routinely added to demographic projections but there is no doubting that this contribution of Lutz and colleagues will prove useful in education and manpower planning. * John Cleland, Population Studies *
This is a path-breaking book which signals the ever-increasing importance of education to demography, economics and the delivery of equal opportunities and fair outcomes. * The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, UN Special Envoy for Global Education *
This monumental, pioneering volume proselytizes for a new trinity of fundamentals of demography: age, sex, and education. If this book succeeds in its mission, as I hope it will, the future will look different, not only for the science of demography, but also for all people's lives. * Professor Joel E. Cohen, The Rockefeller University and Columbia University, New York *
This is a valuable guide to data, analysis, and expert opinion bearing on the world's demographic future. Particularly instructive is the consistent focus on the transformative role of educational progress. * Professor Samuel H. Preston, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia *
This book on human numbers and the quality of lives will deservedly become our first port of call whenever we seek to understand our past and our possible futures. It is simply a monumental piece of work. * Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom *

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