Starjournal Quotation Lutz, Wolfgang, K.C., Samir. 2011. Global human capital: Integrating education and population. Science 333 (6042): 587-592.




Almost universally, women with higher levels of education have fewer children. Better education is associated with lower mortality, better health, and different migration patterns. Hence, the global population outlook depends greatly on further progress in education, particularly of young women. By 2050, the highest and lowest education scenarios - assuming identical education-specific fertility rates - result in world population sizes of 8.9 and 10.0 billion, respectively. Better education also matters for human development, including health, economic growth, and democracy. Existing methods of multi-state demography can quantitatively integrate education into standard demographic analysis, thus adding the "quality" dimension.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Science
Citation Index SCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A+
Starjournal Y
Language English
Title Global human capital: Integrating education and population
Volume 333
Number 6042
Year 2011
Page from 587
Page to 592
Reviewed? Y


Lutz, Wolfgang (Former researcher)
K.C., Samir
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Demography Group AB (Former organization)
Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Former organization)
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