Quotation Lutz, Wolfgang. 2017. Cognition Driven Demographic Transition. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Kapstadt, Südafrika, 29.10.-04.11.




This presentation will discuss work in progress on a new comprehensive theory of demographic transition spanning three centuries from the early 19th to the late 21st century. It will start with revisiting all major conceptualizations of demographic transition and discuss the main drivers identified in them. Unlike most previous explanations of demographic transition, this new attempt will look beyond the well documented economic and social factors that were associated with mortality and fertility decline. It will go one level deeper by studying the cognitive preconditions for these socio-economic changes as well as the direct impact that changes in cognition based behavior from a more fatalistic and reflexive type of behavior toward one of forward looking rational planning in broad segments of the population on improvements of health and limitation of family size.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Cognition Driven Demographic Transition
Event International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
Year 2017
Date 29.10.-04.11.
Country South Africa
Location Kapstadt
URL http://ipc2017capetown.iussp.org/


Lutz, Wolfgang (Former researcher)
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Demography Group AB (Former organization)
Research Institute for Human Capital and Development FI (Former organization)
Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital SO (Former organization)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1162 Statistics (Details)
5404 Demography (Details)
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