Co-ordinator: Giuseppe Gesano
The scientific context
The factor ‘Population’ plays a central role in economic and social structures and dynamics. Population studies serve to answer questions regarding the causes and consequences of demographic structure and change and to foresee and manage future demographic trends.
A) Monitoring of population trends and of their impact on the productive system, on society and on the demand for governance in industrialized countries; B) Studying population dynamics and socio-economic development in developing and / or in transition countries; C) Analysing demographic and socio-economic issues and their interrelationship.
The competencies of the co-ordinator and of the associates are primarily in demography, but also in statistics, geography, sociology and policy. Competence in statistical methods and use of the software are a common heritage of participants.
Techniques cover statistical analysis, demographics, territory and economics.
Satisfying the growing demand for information on population issues and their causes and consequences and their interrelationships with the economy and society at large, especially in a regional or local perspective.
The goal is to provide tools for understanding and forecasting demographic issues in order to manage, at different territorial levels, administrative and institutional processes involved in or influenced by population dynamics. To achieve such an objective involves the use and development of ad hoc methodologies of demographic analysis and statistics, necessary to describe and interpret the dynamics of the population in their collective aspects (by contemporaries / by generations) and individual (as individuals / as families).
Keywords: Population, demographics, governance.