Population Dynamics and Sustainable Well-Being

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Demographic Change, Energy Demand, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Conducted by Emilio Zagheni; Risto Conte Keivabu; in Collaboration with Hossein Estiri (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)

We develop methods to assess how population dynamics and the sociodemographic characteristics of individuals, together with economic and geographic factors, affect energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. These approaches are then applied to data from the climate and social spheres for comparative analyses.  Detailed Description

Residential energy consumption by age in the US

Estimates of patterns of residential energy consumption by age for the US. The profiles for pseudo-cohorts (people born during the same period and followed over time with cross-sectional data) are constructed from fitting smoothed regression lines. © Estiri, H.; Zagheni, E.: Age matters: ageing and household energy demand in the United States Energy Research and Social Science 55, 62–70. (2019)

Research Keywords:

Demographic Change, Internal Migration, Housing, Urbanisation, Life Course, Statistics and Mathematics

Region keywords:

USA, World


Cimentada, J.; Klüsener, S.; Riffe, T.:
Demographic Research 42:6, 149–164. (2020)    
Estiri, H.; Zagheni, E.:
Energy Research and Social Science 55, 62–70. (2019)    
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