- Expand the multi-dimensional model of population dynamics developed at IIASA to include an urban/rural dimension for all countries.
- Define and test alternative specifications of Empowered Life Years, which are the years a person can be expected to be alive and “empowered”— as measured by health, ability to read, freedom from poverty, or subjective life satisfaction.
- Produce the first systematic projections of new indicators of aging, which will explicitly reflect additional dimensions for most European countries and selected other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) counties. This will go beyond the conventional simplistic indicators which only reflect chronological age.
- Provide policymakers with data pertaining to the likely proportions of urban populations and the changing age and education structure of urban populations.
- Provide governments and civil society guidance as to what pathways are the most promising for reaching sustainable human wellbeing in the longer term.
- Undertake science-policy dialogues on new measures of aging and the relationship to macro-economic impacts of demographic trends.
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