The Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing
14 March 2022 to 21 March 2022
Background Papers

Lutz et al. 2021. Years of good life is a well-being indicator designed to serve research on sustainability. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 118 (12) e1907351118


Will be available on the start of the seminar

Invited Experts

Coming soon


A webinar to kick off the cyberseminar will take place on 14 March from 10-11:30 US ET.

Organizers: Wolfgang Lutz and Raya Muttarak of the Wittgenstein Centre, Alex de Sherbinin, and Susana Adamo of PERN and CIESIN at Columbia University

This cyberseminar focuses on the Demography of Sustainable Human Wellbeing with the Wittgenstein Centre, which is an alliance of IIASA, Austrian Academy of Sciences and University of Vienna). The purpose will be to vet a newly proposed indicator of human wellbeing “Years of Good Life” (counting only years of life above minimum levels of physical and mental health, income, and subjective life satisfaction) which can be calculated for all sub-populations of interest and has been tailor made to serve as criterion variable for assessing sustainable progress in human wellbeing over time in sustainability science. The webinar will also include expert contributions from producers of other wellbeing indices, including the World Happiness Index, the SDG Index, and the Planetary pressures–adjusted Human Development Index.