World Population Prospects: Analyzing the 1996 UN Population Projections

Heilig GK (1996). World Population Prospects: Analyzing the 1996 UN Population Projections. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-96-146


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This working paper analyzes the most recent population assessments and projections (the 1996 edition), conducted by the United Nations Population Division, New York. Its main objective is to cut through the maze of available data and identify ten demographic trends, which are most relevant for studying global (land-use) change.

The paper also discusses possibilities for improving the accuracy of population projections by applying probabilistic methods or a scenario approach. Finally, the paper analyzes factors that might affect future trends in world population growth, such as global food constraints or a widespread health crisis due to AIDS.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Modeling Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes (LUC)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:07
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 15:07

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